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.
- Multimodal Perceptual Cues for Context-aware Human-Robot Interaction.
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)
- Paralinguistic Cues in Speech to Adapt Robot Behavior in Human-Robot Interaction.
Proceedings of the 9th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics & Biomechatronics (BioRob), (2022)
- Personality Traits Assessment using PAD Emotional Space in Human-robot Interaction.
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)