Publications

2019

Miranda, L., Schillaci, G.,Adaptive architecture towards portability of greenhouse models, (to appear in) Proceedings of Greensys 2019 – Int. Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management for Innovative Greenhouses, Angers, France, 2019 Predictive Robots

Georgie, Y. K., Schillaci, G., Hafner, V. V., An interdisciplinary overview of developmental indices and behavioral measures of the minimal self,(to appear in) Proceedings of the 9th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob). Oslo, Norway. 2019. Pre-print available here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.00709 Predictive Robots

Pico Villalpando, A., Schillaci, G., Hafner, V. V., Lara, B., Ego-Noise Predictions for Echolocation in Wheeled Robots, MIT Press Proceedings for the Artificial Life conference, 2019. Available here: https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/isal_a_00222Predictive Robots

2018

Lang, C., Schillaci, G. and Hafner, V.V., A Deep Convolutional Neural Network Model for Sense of Agency and Object Permanence in Robots, Proceedings of the 8th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob). Tokyo, Japan. 2018. pre-print

Pico, A., Schillaci, G. and Hafner, V.V., Predictive Models for Robot Ego-Noise Learning and Imitation, Proceedings of the 8th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob). Tokyo, Japan. 2018. 

2017

Schillaci, G., Schillaci, F. and Hafner, V.V. A Customisable Underwater Robot, arXiv preprint arXiv:1707.06564. 2017. 

Pico Villalpando, A., Schillaci, G., Hafner, V.V. and Lara, B. On Robots Imitating Movements Through Motor Noise Prediction, 7th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob), Lisbon, Portugal. 2017. 

2016 

Schillaci, G., Hafner, V.V. and Lara, B., Editorial: Re-Enacting Sensorimotor Experience for Cognition, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, doi: 10.3389/frobt.2016.00077 . December, 2016. 

Schillaci, G., Hafner, V.V. and Lara, B., Exploration behaviours, body representations and simulation processes for the development of cognition in artificial agents., Frontiers in Robotics and AI, doi: 10.3389/frobt.2016.00039 . June, 2016. 

Escobar Juarez, E., Schillaci, G., Hermosillo Valadez, J. and Lara Guzman, B., A self-organized internal models architecture for coding sensory-motor schemes, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, doi: 10.3389/frobt.2016.00022 . April, 2016. 

Bechtle, S., Schillaci, G. and Hafner, V.V., On the Sense of Agency and of Object Permanence in Robots, in Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (IEEE ICDL-EpiRob). France. September, 2016. 

Pico Villalpando, A.Schillaci, G., Hafner, V.V. and Lara, B., How Do I Sound Like? Forward Models for Robot Ego-Noise Prediction., in Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (IEEE ICDL-EpiRob). France. September, 2016. 

Guertel, I., Schillaci, G. and Hafner, V.V., Using proprioceptive information for the development of robot body representations, (Poster abstract) in Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (IEEE ICDL-EpiRob). France. September, 2016. 

Schillaci, G., Ritter, C. N., Hafner, V.V. and Lara, B. Body Representations for Robot Ego-Noise Modelling and Prediction. Towards the Development of a Sense of Agency in Artificial Agents, in MIT Press Proceedings for the ALife XV: The Fifteenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems. Mexico. July, 2016. pre-print

Bodiroza, S., Tourbabin, V., Schillaci, G., Sheaffer, J., Hafner, V.V., Rafaely, B. On Natural Robot Movements for Enriching Acoustic Information, paper abstract and oral presentation at the Israeli Conference on Robotics (ICR 2016), Herzelia, Israel, April 2016. 

2015

Schmerling, M., Schillaci, G., Hafner, V.V., Goal-Directed Learning of Hand-Eye Coordination in a Humanoid Robot, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob 2015), Providence, USA. BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD

Bechtle, S., Schillaci, G., Hafner, V.V., First Steps Towards the Development of the Sense of Object Permanence in Robots, poster presented at the 5th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob 2015), Providence, USA. 

2014

Schillaci, G., Sensorimotor learning and simulation of experience as a basis for the development of cognition in robotics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II, defended on Dec., 16th 2013 (graded Summa cum Laude), urn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100215988. Download pdf. Published: March, 11th 2014.

Schillaci, G., Hafner, V.V., Lara, B., Online Learning of Visuo-Motor Coordination in a Humanoid Robot. A Biologically Inspired Model, in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob 2014), Genova, Italy, October, 2014. 

Schillaci, G., Hafner, V.V., Lara, B., Body-Representations for Sensorimotor Coordination and Tool-Use, Poster presented at Workshop on Development of body representations in humans and robots at ICDL-EpiRob 2014, Genova, Italy. 

Kajic, I., Schillaci, G., Bodiroza, S. and Hafner, V. V., A Biologically Inspired Model for Coding Sensorimotor Experience Leading to the Development of Pointing Behaviour in a Humanoid Robot, in Proceedings of the Workshop “HRI: a bridge between Robotics and Neuroscience”, held at the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014), Bielefeld, Germany, March, 2014. pdf

Kajic, I., Schillaci, G., Bodiroza, S. and Hafner, V. V., Learning hand-eye coordination for a humanoid robot using SOMs, in Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014), Bielefeld, Germany, March, 2014. 

2013

Schillaci, G., Bodiroza, S., Hafner, V.V., Evaluating the Effect of Saliency Detection and Attention Manipulation in Human-Robot Interaction, International Journal of Social Robotics, DOI: 10.1007/s12369-012-0174-7. January, 2013. 

Kozlov, A., Gancet, J., Letier, P., Schillaci, G., Hafner, V. V., Fonooni, B., Hellstrom, T., Nevatia, Y., Govindaraj, S.. Toward a Search and Rescue Field Robotic Assistant, in Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR2013). Linkping, Sweden. October, 2013. 

Schillaci, G., Hafner, V. V., Lara, B., I Know How I Would Do It. Internal Simulations of Sensorimotor Experience. Robotics Science and Systems Conference, Poster presented at the Workshop in Active learning in Robotics: Exploration, Curiosity, and Interaction. Berlin, Germany. June, 2013 

Schillaci, G., Hafner, V. V., Lara, B., Grosjean, M., Is That Me? Sensorimotor Learning and Self-Other Distinction in Robotics, in Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013), Tokyo, Japan. March, 2013. 

2012 

Schillaci, G., Lara, B. and Hafner, V.V., Internal Simulations for Behaviour Selection and Recognition, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Pp. 148-160, Springer 2012, ISBN 978-3-642-34013-0, Albert Ali Salah, Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Çetin Meriçli, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer (Eds.): Proceedings of Human Behavior Understanding – Third International Workshop, IROS-HBU 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal. October 7, 2012. 

Schillaci, G., Hafner, V. V., Lara, B., Coupled Inverse-Forward Models for Action Execution Leading to Tool-Use in a Humanoid Robot, in Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2012), Boston, USA. March, 2012. 

Schillaci, G., Hafner, V. V., Lara, B., Sensorimotor Loop Simulations as a Prerequisite for Imitation. Experiments with a Humanoid Robot, Poster presented at the International Conference on ”Knowledge through Interaction: How children learn about self, others and objects”, Heidelberg, Germany. March, 2012. 

Schillaci, G., Lara, B., Hafner, V. V., Internal Simulation of the Sensorimotor Loop in Action Execution and Recognition, In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys2012), p. 105, TU Vienna, Austria. February, 2012. 

2011

Hafner, V.V., Schillaci, G.From Field of View to Field of Reach – Could Pointing Emerge from the Development of Grasping?, IEEE Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2011). Conference abstract published in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. August, 2011. 

Bodiroza, S., Schillaci, G. and Hafner, V.V., Robot Ego-sphere: An Approach for Saliency Detection and Attention Manipulation in Humanoid Robots for Intuitive Interaction, in Proceedings of the 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, pp. 689–694, Bled, Slovenia, ISBN: 978-1-61284-867-9. October, 2011. 

Schillaci, G. and Hafner, V.V., Random Movement Strategies in Self-Exploration for a Humanoid Robot, in Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2011), pp. 245-246. March, 2011. 

Schillaci, G. and Hafner, V.V., Prerequisites for intuitive interaction – on the example of humanoid motor babbling, in Proceedings of the Workshop on “The role of expectations in intuitive human-robot interaction” (at HRI 2011), pp. 23–27. March, 2011. 

2010

Dindo, H. and Schillaci, G.An Adaptive Probabilistic Approach to Goal-Level Imitation Learning, in Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent RObots and Systems (IROS2010), Taipei, Taiwan. October, 2010. 

Dindo, H. and Schillaci, G.An Adaptive Probabilistic Graphical Model for Representing Skills in PbD Settings, in Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI2010), Osaka, Japan. March, 2010.