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Sensory Perception & Interaction Research Group
University of British Columbia
Products of Research
Steve received his PhD from SPIN in 2012, as the first architect of the Haptic Creature project.
Sensing and Machine Recognition of Affective Touch
Yohanan, S. and MacLean, K. E. (2011). “Design and Assessment of the Haptic Creature’s Affect Display.” Proc. of ACM/IEEE Int'l Conf on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '11), pp. 473-480, March, 2011. Best Paper Award.
Yohanan, S. and MacLean, K. E., “The Role of Affective Touch in Human-Robot Interaction: Human Intent & Expectations in Touching the Haptic Creature,” International Journal of Social Robotics (SORO), Vol 4, No 2, April 2012, pp. 163-180.
Yohanan, S., MacLean, K. E. (2009). "A Tool to Study Affect Touch: Goals & Design of the Haptic Creature." In Proc of Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09), Works in Progress, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, pp 4153-4158, April 2009
Chang, J., MacLean, K. E., and Yohanan, S., “Gesture Recognition in the Haptic Creature,” in Proc. of EuroHaptics, Amsterdam, pp. 385-391, 2010.
Yohanan, S., Hall, JP., MacLean, KE., Croft, E., Van der Loos, M., Baumann, M., Chang, J., Nielsen, D., and Zoghbi, S. “Affect-Driven Emotional Expression with the Haptic Creature,” in UIST '09 - Demonstrations Victoria, Canada: ACM Press, 2009.
Yohanan, S., and MacLean K.E., “The Haptic Creature Project: Social Human-Robot Interaction through Affective Touch,” in Proc. of The Reign of Katz and Dogz, 2nd AISB Symp on the Role of Virtual Creatures in a Computerised Society, Aberdeen, UK, 2008.
Yohanan, S., Chan, M., Hopkins, J., Sun, H., and MacLean, K.E., “Hapticat: Exploration of Affective Touch,” in Proc. of 7th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI '05), Trento, Italy, pp. 244-251, 2005.
Yohanan, S., "The Haptic Creature: Social Human-Robot Interaction through Affective Touch," Ph.D. Thesis, University of British Columbia, 2012.