Books

  1. Yasser Mohammad, Imitation in Robotics, in preparation to appear from CRS Press in 2019 (contract signed)
  2. Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, Data Mining for Social Robotics, in preparation to appear from Springer in early 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-25230-8 [springer].
  3. Nishida, A. Nakazawa, Y. Ohmoto, Y. Mohammad, Converstional Informatics: A data intensive approach with emphasis on Nonverbal Communication, Springer 2014, ISBN 978-4431550396 [springer | amazon] downloaded 873 times in 2015
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Imitation In Robotics (~2019)

Author: Yasser Mohammad

Summary: The book discusses imitation learning as applied to robotic systems. Imitation is one of the most important learning mechanisms in humans and relevant research has a long and nuanced history spanning ethology, psychology, social sciences and more recently robotics and artificial intelligence. This book provides an introduction to the most recent results in all of these fields and ties these results together in a general overview of imitation as a learning mechanism. Given these results, the book explores more deeply recent results in imitation as a method for endowing robots with an easy-to-use skill transfer ability.

Data Mining For Social Robotics (2015)

Author Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida

Summary This book explores an approach to social robotics based solely on autonomous unsupervised techniques and positions it within a structured exposition of related research in psychology, neuroscience, HRI, and data mining.  The authors present an autonomous and developmental approach that allows the robot to learn interactive behavior by imitating humans using algorithms from time-series analysis and machine learning.

Conversational Informatics: A Data-Intensive Approach (2014)

Author T. Nishida, A. Nakazawa, Y. Ohmoto, and Yasser Mohammad

Summary This book covers an approach to conversational informatics which encompasses science and technology for understanding and augmenting conversation in the network age. A major challenge in engineering is to develop a technology for conveying not just messages but also underlying wisdom. Relevant theories and practices in cognitive linguistics and communication science, as well as techniques developed in computational linguistics and artificial intelligence, are discussed.

Invited talks

  1. Fluid Imitation, Yasser Mohammad, Human-Robot Interaction: From Service to Industry (HRI-SI2018) part of IEEE ROMAN 2018, Nanjing, China, 2018.
  2. SSA application to motif discovery and causality analysis in robotics, Yasser Mohammad, Third International Conference on SSA and its applications, Beijing, China, May 17th-May 20th 2012.

Journals

  1. Primitive activity recognition from short sequences of sensory data, Y Mohammad, K Matsumoto, K Hoashi - Applied Intelligence, 2018
  2. Exact multi-length scale and mean invariant motif discovery, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, Applied Intelligence, vol.44, no.2, pp. 322-339, March 2016
  3. Learning interaction protocols by mimicking: Understanding and reproducing human interactive behavior, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, Pattern Recognition Letters, vo. 66, no. 15, pp. 62-70, November 2015
  4. Why should we imitate robots? Effect of back imitation on judgment of imitation skill, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, International Journal on Social Robotics, vol.7, no.4, pp. 497-512, August 2015
  5. Shift Density Estimation based Approximately Recurring Motif Discovery, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, International Journal of Applied Intelligence, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 112-134, January 2015
  6. Learning where to look: Autonomous Development of Gaze Behavior for Natural Human-Robot Interaction, International Journal of Interaction Studies, Springer, no. 32, pp. 419-450, 2013.
  7. Fluid Imitation: Learning from Unplanned Demonstrations, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, International Journal of Social Robotics, vol. 4, pp 369-382, 2012
  8. Using Physiological Signals to Detect Natural Interactive Behavior, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, Applied Intelligence, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 79-92, 2010
  9. A Cross-Platform Robotic Architecture for Autonomous Interactive Robots, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, International Journal of Applied Intelligence, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp 148-163, 2010
  10. Constrained Motif Discovery in Time Series, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, New Generation Computing Journal, vol. 27, pp. 319-346, 2009
  11. Interaction Between Untrained Users and a Miniature Robot in a Collaborative Navigation Controlled Experiment, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, International Journal of Information Acquisition, World Scientific Publishing Company. Vol. 5, No. 4, pp 291-308, April 2009
  12. Towards Combining Autonomy with Interaction for Social Robots, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, AI & Society, vol. 24, no. 1, pp 35-53, 2009
  13. Interactive Perception for amplification of intended behavior in complex noisy environment, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, AI & Society Journal, vol. 23, no. 2, pp 167-186, March 2009
  14. Towards Robots as an Embodied Knowledge Medium, Toyoaki Nishida, Kazunori Terada, Takashi Tajima, Makoto Hatakeyama, Yoshiyasu Ogasawara, Xu Yong, Yasser Mohammad, Kateryna Tarasenko, Taku Ohya, and Tatsuya Hiramatsu, IEICE Trans. On Inf. & Sys., vol. E89-D, No 6, pp. 1768-1780, June 2006

Book Chapters (Refereed)

  1. Natural HRI, Yasser Mohammad, Wiley handbook of HCI, edt, Kent L. Norman, Jurek Kirakowski, pp. 641-655, Wiely, 2018
  2. Modeling Interaction Dynamics during Face-to-Face Interactions, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, in Modeling Emotions for Realizing Intelligence, edt. Toyoaki Nishida, Lakhmi Jain, Colette Faucher, Springer, 2010
  3. Mining Causal Relationships in Moltidimensional Time Series: Combining Constrained Motif Discovery with Granger Causality, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, in Intelligent Systems for Knowledge Management, edt. Ngoc Thanh Nguyen and Edward Szczerbicki, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer, 2009
  4. Learning Interaction Structure using a Hierarchy of Dynamical Systems, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, In Opportunities and Challenges for Next-Generation Applied Intelligence, edited by Been-Chian Chien and Tzung-Peiong, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer, pp. 253-258, Springer, 2009.

Conferences

  1. Utility Elicitation During Negotiation with Practical Elicitation Strategies, Yasser Mohammad and Shinji Nakadai, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics SMC2018, Miyazaki, Japan, October 7-10, 2018
  2. Deep feature learning and selection for activity recognition, Yasser Mohammad, Kazunori Matsumoto, and Keiichiro Hoashi, In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC '18), pp. 930-939, New York, NY, USA, 2018.
  3. A dataset for activity recognition in an unmodified kitchen using smart-watch accelerometers, Yasser Mohammad, Kazunori Matsumoto, and Keiichiro Hoashi, In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 63-68, 2017.
  4. Comparative Study on Spoken Language Identification Based on Deep Learning, Panikos Heracleous, Kohichi Takai and Keiji Yasuda, Yasser Mohammad, Akio Yoneyama, 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2018), Rome, Italy, September 3-7, 2018
  5. I-vectors and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Language Identification in Clean and Reverberant Environments, Panikos Heracleous, Yasser Mohammad, Akio Yoneyama, International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing), March 18 to 24, 2018 • Hanoi, Vietnam
  6. Spoken Language Identification Based on I-vectors and Conditional Random Fields, Panikos Heracleous, Yasser Mohammad, Akio Yoneyama, 14th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference IWCMC 2018, Limassol, Cyprus, June 25-29, 2018
  7. COLD: A ROS Package for Continuous Learning from Demonstration: teaching a robot to write, Mostafa Hussein, Yasser Mohammad, Samia Ali, Toyoaki Nishida, IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation ICMA 2017, pp. 651-657, Takamatsu, Japan,
  8. MC2: An integrated toolbox for change, causality, and motif discovery, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, IEA/AIE, August 2016, pp. 128-141, Morioka, Japan
  9. Coltural difference in back-imitation's effect on the perception of robot's imitative performance, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, IEEE RO-MAN’s workshop on Coltural Robotics, Kobe, Japan, August 2015
  10. Learning From Demonstration Using Variational Bayesian Inference, Mostafa Hussein, Yasser Mohammad, and Samia A. Ali, First International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems IEA/AIE, pp. 371-381, Seool, Korea, 2015
  11. Synthetic Evidential Study as Augmented Collective Thought Process -- Preliminary Report, Toyoaki Nishida, Masakazu Abe, Takashi Ookaki, Divesh Lala, Sutasinee Thovuttikol, Hengjie Song, Yasser Mohammad, Christian Nitschke, Yoshimasa Ohmoto, Atsushi Nakazawa, Takaaki Shochi, Jean-Luc Rouas, Aurelie Bugeau, Fabien Lotte, Zuheng Ming, Geoffrey Letournel, Marine Guerry and Dominique Fourer, 7th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database systems (ACIIDS), pp. 13-22, Indonesia, 2015
  12. Synthetic Evidential Study as Primordial Soup of Conversation, Toyoaki Nishida1, Atsushi Nakazawa, Yoshimasa Ohmoto, Christian Nitschke, Yasser Mohammad, Sutasinee Thovuttikol, Divesh Lala, Masakazu Abe, Takashi Ookaki, 10th International Workshop on Databases in Networked Information Systems (DNIS), pp. 74-83, Japan 2015
  13. Simple Incremental GMM Modeling using Multidimensional Piecewise Linear Segmentation for Learning from Demonstration, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, 3rd International Conference on Industrial Application Engineering (ICIAE), Japan, 2015 (Best Presentation Award)
  14. Robust Learning from Demonstrations using Multidimensional SAX, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems 2014, pp. 64-71, Korea (September 22-26, 2014), (Outstanding Paper Award)
  15. Human-like motion of a humanoid in a shadowing task, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, 5th International Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction (CR-HRI 2014), part of the 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014), pp. 123-130, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2014
  16. Scale Invariant Molti-length Motif Discovery, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, The 27th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, pp. 417-426, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2014
  17. Exact Motif Discovery of Length-Range Motifs, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, and Atsushi Nakazawa, The 6th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems (ACIIDS), pp. 23-32 , Bangkok, Thailand 2014
  18. Why shoold we imitate robots?, Yasser Mohammad and Toyoaki Nishida, 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Moltiagents Systems (AAMAS), pp. 1499-1500, 2014 [extended abstract]
  19. A joint activity theory analysis of body interactions in moltiplayer virtual basketball, Divesh Lala, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference on HCI, pp. 62-71, 2014.
  20. Detection of Hidden Laughter for Human-agent Interaction, Shiho Tatsumi, Yasser Mohammad, Yoshimasa Ohmoto, Toyoaki Nishida, Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems 18th Annual Conference, pp. 1053-1062 Gdynia, Poland, September 15-17, 2014
  21. Arm Pose Copying for Humanoid Robots, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, and Atsushi Nakazawa, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013, Shenzhen, China, 2013
  22. Unsupervised gesture recognition system for learning manipolative actions in virtual basketball, Divesh Lala, Toyoaki Nishida, and Yasser Mohammad, International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction iHAI, pp. II-1-3, 2013
  23. What is human-like motion in a shadowing task?, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS 2013 Workshop: Towards social humanoid robots: how to make interaction human-like?, Tokyo, Japan, 2013
  24. Tackling the Correspondence Problem: Exact solution for a Humanoid Upper Body?, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, International Conference on Active Media Technology 2013, pp. 84-95, Maebashi, Japan, 2013
  25. Approximately Recurring Motif Discovery Using Shift Density Estimation, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems IEA/AIE 2013, pp. 141-150, 2013
  26. Learning Sensorimotor Concepts Without Reinforcement, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, AAAI Summer Symposium on Life Long Machine Learning 2013, Stanford, USA
  27. Unsupervised Discovery of Basic Human Actions from Activity Recording Datasets, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, pp. 402-409, Kyushu, Japan, 2012
  28. Self-Initiated Imitation Learning Discovering what to imitate, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems 2012, pp. 726-732, Jeju, South Korea, 2012
  29. G-SteX: Greedy Stem Extension for Free-Length Constrained Motif Discovery, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems IEA/AI, pp. 417-426, 2012
  30. Common Sensorimotor Representation for Self-Initiated Imitation Learning, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems IEA/AIE, pp. 381-390, 2012
  31. CPMD: A Matlab Toolbox for Change Point and Constrained Motif Discovery, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems IEA/AIE, pp. 114-123, 2012
  32. Discovering Causal Change Relationships Between Processes in Complex Systems, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integratio, pp. 12-17, 2011
  33. On Comparing SSA-based Change Point Discovery Algorithms, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, pp. 938-945, 2011 (Best Paper Award)
  34. Incremental Gesture Discovery for Interactive Robots, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics ROBIO , pp. 185-189, Tianjin, China, 2010
  35. Learning Interaction Protocols using Augmented Bayesian Networks Applied to Guided Navigation, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, Taipei, Taiwan, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS, pp. 4119-4126, 2010
  36. Learning Spontaneous Nonverbal Behavior using a Three Layers Hierarchy, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, 10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, pp. 430-435, Iwate, Japan, October 2010
  37. Unsupervised Learning of Interactive Behavior for HRI, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, RSS 2010 Workshop on Learning for Human Robot Interaction Modeling, Zaragoza, Spain, June 2010
  38. Down-Up-Down Behavior Generation for Interactive Robots, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, The Twenty Third International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2010), pp. 92-101, Spain, June 2010
  39. Autonomous Development of Gaze Control for Natural Human-Robot Interaction, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, and Shogo Okada, ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces IUI2010 workshop on Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine Interaction, pp. 63-70, 2010
  40. Unsupervised Simoltaneous Learning of Gestures, Actions and their Associations for Human-Robot Interaction, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, and Okada Shogo, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS 2009, pp. 2537-2544, October 11 to 15, MO, USA, 2009
  41. Robust Singolar Spectrum Transform, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, the Twenty Second International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2009), pp. 123-132, Taiwan, June 2009
  42. Measuring Naturalness During Close Encounters Using Physiological Signal Processing, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, Twenty Second International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2009), pp. 281-290, Taiwan, June 2009 (Best Paper Award)
  43. Learning Interaction Structure using a Hierarchy of Dynamical Systems, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, Twenty Second International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2009), pp 253-258, Taiwan, June 2009
  44. Toward Learning Interactive Behavior, Yasser Mohammad, In Proceedings of IEEE ICRA NEWHRI workshop 2008 (May 2008), Pasadena, USA
  45. The H3R Explanation Corpus:Human-Human and Base Human-Robot Interaction Dataset, Yasser Mohammad, Yong Xu, Kenichi Matsumura, and Toyoaki Nishida, The Fourth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), pp. 201-206, Sydney, Australia, December 2008
  46. Constrained Motif Discovery, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, International Symposium on Data Mining and Statistical Science, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 16-19, September 2008
  47. Human Adaptation to a Miniature Robot: Precursors of Mutual Adaptation, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, In Proceedings of IEEE 17th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, pp. 124-129, Munich, Germany, 2008
  48. Getting Feedback from a Miniature Robot, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Informatics in Automation (ICIA 2008), pp.941-947, China, June 2008
  49. Reactive Gaze Control for a Humanoid Robot, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (RAM 2008), pp. 47-54, China, September 2008
  50. Toward Agents that can Learn Nonverbal Interactive Behavior, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, In Proceedings of IAPR Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing, pp. 164-169, Greece, June 2008
  51. A Cross-Platform Robotic Architecture for Autonomous Interactive Robots, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, New Trends in Artificial Intelligence (The Twenty First International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2008), pp 108-117, Poland, 2008 (Best Paper Award)
  52. Intention Through Interaction: Toward Mutual Intention in Real World Interactions, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, New Trends in Artificial Intelligence (Proceedings of IEA/AIE 2007, Kyoto, Japan), pp. 115-125, 2007
  53. Two Layers Action Integration for HRI: Action Integration with Attention Focusing for Interactive Robots, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation & Robotics (ICINCO 2008),pp. 41-48, Funchal, Maderia, Portugal, May 2008
  54. Natural Listening Robot for AAL Applications, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, In Proceedings of the first International Workshop on IUI for Ambient Assisted Living (IUI4AAL 2008) in conjunction with the IUI 2008 conference, Canari Islands, Spain, 2008
  55. Natural Listening for a Humanoid Robot, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Informatics Education and Research for Knowledge-Circolating Society 2008 (ICKS 2008), IEEE Press, pp. 153- 156, 2008
  56. TalkBack: Feedback from a Miniature Robot, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida, In AI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, 20th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 357-366, Gold Coast, Australia, December 2007
  57. Embodiment of Knowledge into the Interaction and Physical Domains Using Robots, Yasser Mohammad, Taku Ohya, Tatsuya Hiramatsu, Yasuyuki Sumi, Toyoaki Nishida, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, pp. 737-744, Seool Korea, 17-20 October 2007
  58. A New, HRI Inspired, View of Intention and Intention Communication, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida. In Proceedings of AAAI-07 WS-06 Human Implications of Human-Robot Interactions Workshop, pp 21-27, (Joly 22–Joly 28, Vancouver, Canada), 2007
  59. EICA: Combining Autonomy with Interaction for Social Robots, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida. In Proceedings of Social Intelligence Development 2007 Workshop (SID07), (Joly 2–4, Trento), 2007, pp 227-236
  60. NaturalDraw: Interactive Perception Based Drawing for Everyone, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida. Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces (IUI2007), pp. 251-260, January 27-January 31, Honololu, Hawaii, USA, 2007
  61. Interactive Perception for amplification of intended behavior in complex noisy environment, Yasser Mohammad, Toyoaki Nishida. In Proceedings of Social Intelligence Development 2006 Workshop (SID06, pp. 173 – 187), March 24–March 26, Osaka, Japan, 2006
  62. Overcoming Kerberos Structural Limitations, Yasser Mohammad, Hany M. Harb, Yousef B. Mahdy, Montaser M. Mohammed, 38th Annual Conference of Statistics, Computer Sciences and Operations Research Proceedings 2003, Cairo, Egypt, pp. 172-187

Local Conferences and Others

  1. Feature Selection Using Deep Neural Networks for Speech Emotion Recognition, Panikos Heracleous, Yasser Mohammady, Akio Yoneyama, Acoustical Society of Japan 2018 Autumn Meeting, Sep 12-14, 2018, Oita
  2. Mutual Intention in Human-Robot Teams, Yasser Mohammad, In Proceedings of First Egyptian Japanese International Symposium on Science and Technology (EJISST 2008), pp 122-122, June 2008