Robotics Research Lab

M. Sc. Ashita Ashok

Contact

Room 48-362

Tel.: +49 631 205 2626

e-mail: ashita.ashok(at)cs.rptu.de

Vita

Ashita Ashok is a PhD student in Cognitive Robotics for Human-robot Interaction at the Robotics Research Laboratory, TU Kaiserslautern. Her main research interest surrounds humanoid robots as social agents for the human-robot society.

She completed her bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Ashita's Master degree was focused on Intelligent Systems and Cognitive Psychology. And for her Master thesis, she researched a speech emotion recognition system based on para-linguistics cues in speech, which assists a robot called ROBIN, to understand the emotion in robot-directed speech. For her PhD research, she intends to draw parallels from human cognition and social behavior, extracting psychologically validated theories, whilst implementing & validating on upper-torso humanoid robot ROBIN and EMAH.

Publications

2024

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  • Task Oriented Collaborative Robots. Intervention in Repetitive Task for Worker Well-Being.
    Ashita Ashok, Jovan Sumarac, Aleksandar Rodic and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region (RAAD 2024), (2024)

2023

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  • Robot Dressing Style. An evaluation of interlocutor preferencefor University Setting.
    Ashita Ashok, Sarwar Paplu and Karsten Berns
    2023 32nd IEEE International Conferenceon Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), S. 6. (2023)

2022

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  • Multimodal Perceptual Cues for Context-aware Human-Robot Interaction.
    Sarwar Paplu, Hasnat Ahmed, Ashita Ashok, Sevilay Akkus and Karsten Berns
    The Joint International Conference of the 13th IFToMM International Symposium on Science of Mechanisms and Machines (SYROM 2022) and the XXV International Conference on Robotics (ROBOTICS 2022), Vol. 127, S. 283 - 294. (2022)
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-25655-4_29
  • Paralinguistic Cues in Speech to Adapt Robot Behavior in Human-Robot Interaction.
    Ashita Ashok, Jakub Pawlak, Sarwar Paplu, Zuhair Zafar and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 9th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics & Biomechatronics (BioRob), (2022)

2021

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  • Personality Traits Assessment using PAD Emotional Space in Human-robot Interaction.
    Zuhair Zafar, Ashita Ashok and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP 2021) - Volume 2, S. pp. - 111. (2021)

 

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