Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

[2017] T. P. Tomo, S. Schmitz, W. Wong, H. Kristanto, S. Somlor, J. Hwang, L. Jamone and S. Sugano, Covering a Robot Fingertip with uSkin: a Soft Electronic Skin with Distributed 3-axis Force Sensitive Elements for Robot HandsIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. early access

[2017] P. Ribeiro, M. A. Khan, A. Alfadhel, J. Kosel, F. Franco, S. Cardoso, A. Bernardino, J. Santos-Victor and L. Jamone, A miniaturized force sensor based on hair-like flexible magnetized cylinders deposited over a giant magnetoresistive sensor. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. online

[2017] P. Ribeiro, M. A. Khan, A. Alfadhel, J. Kosel, F. Franco, S. Cardoso, A. Bernardino, A. Schmitz, J. Santos-Victor and L. Jamone, Bio-inspired ciliary force sensor for robotic platforms. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 2(2):971-976. online

[2016] L. Jamone, E. Ugur, A. Cangelosi, L. Fadiga, A. Bernardino, J. Piater and J. Santos-Victor, Affordances in psychology, neuroscience and robotics: a survey. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems. early access

[2016] L. Jamone, A. Bernardino and J. Santos-Victor, Benchmarking the grasping capabilities of the iCub hand with the YCB Object and Model Set. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 1(1):288-294. online
 
[2016] P. Vicente, L. Jamone and A. Bernardino, Robotic Hand Pose Estimation Based on Stereo Vision and GPU-enabled Internal Graphical Simulation. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 83(3-4):339-358. online

[2016] T. P. Tomo, S. Somlor, S. Schmitz, L. Jamone, W. Huang, H. Kristanto and S. Sugano, Design and Characterization of a Three-Axis Hall Effect-Based Soft Skin Sensor. MDPI Sensors 16(4):491. open access

[2016] P. Vicente, L. Jamone and A. Bernardino, Online body schema adaptation based on internal mental simulation and multisensory feedback. Frontiers in Robotics and AI 3(7). open access

[2015] L. Jamone, L. Natale, G. Metta and G. Sandini, Highly sensitive soft tactile sensors for an anthropomorphic robotic hand. IEEE Sensors Journal 15(8):4226-4233. online

[2014] L. Jamone, M. Brandao, L. Natale, K. Hashimoto, G. Sandini and A. Takanishi, Autonomous online generation of a motor representation of the workspace for intelligent whole-body reaching. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 64(4):556-567. online

[2013] G. Trovato, M. Zecca, S. Sessa, L. Jamone, J. Ham, K. Hashimoto and A. Takanishi, Cross-cultural study on human-robot greeting interaction: acceptance and discomfort by Egyptians and Japanese. PALADYN  Journal of Behavioral Robotics 4(2):83-93. online

[2013] L. Jamone, B. Damas, N. Endo, J. Santos-Victor and A. Takanishi, Incremental development of multiple tool models for robotic reaching through autonomous exploration. PALADYN  Journal of Behavioral Robotics 3(3):113-127. online
 
[2012] L. Jamone, L. Natale, G. Metta, F. Nori and G. Sandini, Autonomous Online Learning of Reaching Behavior in a Humanoid Robot. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics 9(3). World Scientific Publishing Company. online

BOOK CHAPTERS

[2010] M. Fumagalli, A. Gijsberts, S. Ivaldi, L. Jamone, G. Metta, L. Natale and F. Nori, Learning How to Exploit Proximal Force Sensing: a Comparison Approach. From motor to interaction learning in robots, Springer-Verlag. pdf

AWARDS

[2017] T. Tomo, A. Schmitz, W. Wong, H. Kristanto, S. Somlor, J. Hwang, L. Jamone and S. Sugano, uSkin: a Soft Distributed 3-axis Skin Sensor System and its Implementation on a Robotic Fingertip. IEEE ICRA 2017 Soft Component Technologies Challenge - 2nd Place.


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 

[2017] A. Dehban, L. Jamone, A. Kampff and J. Santos-Victor, A deep probabilistic framework for Heterogeneous Self-Supervised Learning of AffordancesIn the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). Birmingham, UK. To Appear.

[2017] T. P. Tomo, S. Schmitz, W. Wong, H. Kristanto, S. Somlor, J. Hwang, L. Jamone and S. Sugano, Covering a Robot Fingertip with uSkin: a Soft Electronic Skin with Distributed 3-axis Force Sensitive Elements for Robot Hands. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Vancouver, Canada.

[2017] G. Saponaro, P. Vicente, A. Dehban, L. Jamone, A. Bernardino and J. Santos-Victor, Learning at the Ends: from Hand to Tool Affordances in Humanoid RobotsIEEE International Conference on Development and Learning / Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL/Epirob). Lisbon, Portugal.

[2017] A. Antunes, G. Saponaro, A. Morse, L. Jamone, J. Santos-Victor and A. Cangelosi, Learn, Plan, Remember: A Developmental Robot Architecture for Task SolvingIEEE International Conference on Development and Learning / Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL/Epirob). Lisbon, Portugal.

[2017] T. Paulino, P. Ribeiro, M. Neto, S. Cardoso, A. Schmitz, J. Santos-Victor, A. Bernardino and L. Jamone, Low-cost 3-axis soft tactile sensors for the human-friendly robot VizzyIn the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Singapore.

[2017] P. Vicente, L. Jamone and A. Bernardino, Towards markerless visual servoing of grasping tasks for humanoid robotsIn the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Singapore.

[2017] P. Ribeiro, M. A. Khan, A. Alfadhel, J. Kosel, F. Franco, S. Cardoso, A. Bernardino, A. Schmitz, J. Santos-Victor and L. Jamone, Bio-inspired ciliary force sensor for robotic platformsIn the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Singapore.

[2017] P. Ribeiro, A. Alfadhel, J. Kosel, F. Franco, S. Cardoso, A. BernardinoL. Jamone and J. Santos-Victor, A miniaturized force sensor based on hair-like flexible magnetized cylinders deposited over a giant magnetoresistive sensor. In the IEEE International Magnetic Conference (INTERMAG). Dublin, Ireland. 

[2016] T. P. Tomo, W. K. Wong, A. Schmitz, H. Kristanto, A. Sarazin, L. Jamone, S. Somlor and S. Sugano, A Modular, Distributed, Soft, 3-Axis Sensor System for Robot Hands. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). Cancun, Mexico. online

[2016] J. Nogueira, R. Martinez-Cantin, A. Bernardino and L. Jamone, Unscented Bayesian optimization for safe robot grasping. In the IEEE-RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Daejeon, South Korea. online

[2016] A. Dehban, L. Jamone, A. Kampff and J. Santos-Victor, Denoising Auto-encoders for Learning of Objects and Tools Affordances in Continuous Space. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Stockholm, Sweden.  online

[2016] A. Antunes, L. Jamone, G. Saponaro, A. Bernardino and R. Ventura, From Human Instructions to Robot Actions: Formulation of Goals, Affordances and Probabilistic Planning. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Stockholm, Sweden. online

[2015] L. Jamone, G. Saponaro, A. Antunes, R. Ventura, A. Bernardino and J. Santos-Victor, Learning object affordances for tool use and problem solving in cognitive robots. Proceedings of the 2nd Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIRO). Ferrara, Italy. online
 
[2015] T. P. Tomo, S. Somlor, L. Jamone, A. Schmitz, S. Hashimoto and S. Sugano, Development of a Hall-Effect Based Skin Sensor. In the IEEE Sensors International Conference. Busan, South Korea. online

[2015] C. Cardoso, L. Jamone and A. Bernardino, A novel approach to dynamic movement imitation based on quadratic programming. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Seattle, USA. online

[2015] P. Vicente, R. Ferreira, L. Jamone and A. Bernardino, GPU-Enabled particle based optimization for robotic-hand pose estimation and self-calibration. Robotica / IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (Robotica/ICARSC). Vila Real, Portugal. online
 
[2014] A. Gonçalves, J. Abrantes, G. Saponaro, L. Jamone and A. Bernardino, Learning Intermediate Object Affordances: Towards the Development of a Tool Concept. IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning / Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL/Epirob). Genoa, Italy. online

[2014] P. Vicente, R. Ferreira, L. Jamone and A. Bernardino, Eye-hand online adaptation during reaching tasks in a humanoid robot. IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning / Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL/Epirob). Genoa, Italy. online

[2014] L. Jamone, B. Damas and J. Santos-Victor, Incremental learning of context-dependent dynamic internal models for robot control. IEEE International Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC). Antibes/Nice, France. online

[2014] L. Jamone, M. Fumagalli, L. Natale, F. Nori, G. Metta and G. Sandini, Control of physical interaction through tactile and force sensing during visually guided reaching. IEEE International Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC). Antibes/Nice, France. online

[2014] A. Gonçalves, G. Saponaro, L. Jamone and A. Bernardino, Learning Visual Affordances of Objects and Tools through Autonomous Robot Exploration. Robotica / IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (Robotica/ICARSC). Espinho, Portugal. pdf

[2013] B. Damas, L. Jamone and J. Santos-Victor, Open and Closed-Loop Task Space Trajectory Control of Redundant Robots Using Learned Models. In the IEEE-RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Tokyo, Japan. online
 
[2013] M. Brandao, L. Jamone, P. Kryczka, N. Endo, K. Hashimoto and A. Takanishi, Reaching for the unreachable: integration of locomotion and whole-body movements for extended visually guided reaching. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). Atlanta, Georgia, USA. online

[2013] G. Trovato, M. Zecca, S. Sessa, L. Jamone, J. Ham, K. Hashimoto and A. Takanishi, Towards culture-specific robot customization: a study on greeting interaction with Egyptians. In the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). Gyeongju, Korea. online
 
[2013] L. Jamone, B. Damas, J. Santos-Victor and A. Takanishi, Online Learning of Humanoid Robot Kinematics Under Switching Tools Contexts. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Karlsruhe, Germany. online
 
[2013] T. Otani, A. Iizuka, D. Takamoto, H. Motohashi, T. Kishi, P. Kryczka, N. Endo, L. Jamone, K. Hashimoto, T. Takashima, H. Lim and A. Takanishi, New Shank Mechanism for Humanoid Robot Mimicking Human-Like Walking in Horizontal and Frontal Plane. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Karlsruhe, Germany. online
 
[2013] T. Kishi, T. Kojima, N. Endo, M. Destephe, T. Otani, L. Jamone, P. Kryczka, G. Trovato, K. Hashimoto, S. Cosentino and A. Takanishi, Impression Survey of the Emotion Expression Humanoid Robot with Mental Model Based Dynamic Emotions. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Karlsruhe, Germany. online
 
[2012] L. Jamone, L. Natale, G. Sandini and A. Takanishi, Interactive online learning of the kinematic workspace of a humanoid robot. In the IEEE-RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Vilamoura, Portugal. online
 
[2012] L. Jamone, L. Natale, K. Hashimoto, G. Sandini and A. Takanishi, Learning the reachable space of a humanoid robot: a bio-inspired approach. In the IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BIOROB). Rome, Italy. online
 
[2011] L. Jamone, L. Natale, K. Hashimoto, G. Sandini and A. Takanishi, Learning Task Space Control through Goal Directed Exploration. In the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). Phuket Island, Thailand. online
 
[2010] L. Jamone, L. Natale, M. Fumagalli, F. Nori, G. Metta and G. Sandini, Machine-Learning Based Control of a Human-like Tendon Driven Neck. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Anchorage, Alaska, USA. online

[2009] M. Fumagalli, L. Jamone, G. Metta, L. Natale, F. Nori, A. Parmiggiani, M. Randazzo and G. Sandini, A Force Sensor for the Control of a Human-like Tendon Driven Neck. In the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). Paris, France. online
 
[2007] F. Nori, L. Jamone, G. Metta and G. Sandini, Accurate Control of a Human-like Tendon-driven Neck. In IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. online
 
[2006] L. Jamone, G. Metta, F. Nori and G. Sandini, James: A Humanoid Robot Acting over an Unstructured World. In IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). Genova, Italy. online
 
[2006] F. Nori, G.Metta, L. Jamone and G. Sandini, Adaptive Combination of Motor Primitives. In Adaptation in Artificial and Biological Systems (AISB'06) - Symposium on Motor Development. Bristol, England. pdf

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS (POSTERS) AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

[2017] G. Saponaro, L. Jamone, A. Bernardino and G. Salvi, Interactive Robot Learning of Gestures, Language and Affordances. INTERSPEECH - International Workshop on Grounding Language Understanding (GLU). Stockholm, Sweden. pdf

[2016] A. Dehban, L. Jamone, A. Kampff and J. Santos-Victor, A moderately large size dataset to learn visual affordances of objects and tools using iCub humanoid robot. In the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) - Workshop on Action and Anticipation for Visual Learning. Amsterdam, Netherlands. online

[2016] L. Jamone, G. Saponaro, A. Dehban, A. Bernardino and J. Santos-Victor, Bayesian modeling of object and tool affordances. In the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) - Workshop on Machine Learning Methods for High-Level Cognitive Capabilities in Robotics. Daejeon, South Korea. online

[2016] L. Jamone, G. Saponaro, A. Dehban, A. Bernardino and J. Santos-Victor, Affordance perception and tool use for human-robot collaboration. In the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) - Workshop on Bio-inspired Social Robot Learning in Home Scenarios. Daejeon, South Korea. online

[2016] P. Vicente, L. Jamone and A. Bernardino, Online adaptation of a robot body schema based on internal simulation and multisensory feedback. In the IEEE Joint International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob) - Workshop on The Development of Body Knowledge in Humans and Machines. Cergy-Pontoise, France. online

[2013] A. Gonçalves, G. Saponaro, L. Jamone, A. Bernardino, Autonomous Learning of Tool Affordances. RecPad 2013 - the 19th Portuguese Conference on Pattern Recognition. Lisbon, Portugal.
 
[2012] B. Damas, L. Jamone, J. Santos-Victor and A. Takanishi, Online Learning of Switching Models Using Multi-valued Function Approximation. In the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) - Workshop on Optimality Principles and Adaptation in Humanoid Robotic Control. Vilamoura, Portugal.

[2011] L. Jamone, M. Destephe, L. Natale, K. Hashimoto, A. Takanishi and G. Sandini, Learning a Reachable Space Map in a Gaze Centered Reference Frame. In the IEEE Joint International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob). Frankfurt, Germany. online
 
[2008] L. Jamone, L. Natale, G. Metta and G. Sandini, Autonomous On-line Learning of Reaching Behavior in a Humanoid Robot. In the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) - Workshop on Robotics Challenges for Machine Learning. Nice, France.
  

THESIS

[2010] L. Jamone, Autonomous sensori-motor learning in a humanoid robot. PhD Thesis. Italian Institute of Technology. Supervisors: L. Natale, G. Metta. pdf