The Keck & NSF INSPIRE team traveled to Austin, TX where they delivered a five-talk symposium on April 6th, 2017, titled “Discoveries about infant language learning and “readiness to learn” from integrated fNIRS, thermal IR, robot, and avatar sciences” (Petitto, PI & Symposium Chair) at the biannual meeting of Society for Research on Child Development. Our presentation was a success! We also hosted our annual all-hands-on-deck meeting in Austin prior to, and following, our SRCD symposium.
Our talks included:
- Petitto, L.A. (April, 2017). Discoveries about infant language learning and “readiness to learn” from integrated fNIRS, thermal IR, robot, and avatar sciences. Symposium chair, Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.
- Scassellati, B., Traum, D., Tsui, K., Shapiro, A., Petitto, L.A. (April, 2017). The RAVE: Designing technology-based interactions for deaf infants.
- Merla, A. & Manini, B. (April, 2017). Assessing emotions and arousal in developmental psychophysiology studies with thermal infrared imaging.
- Stone, A., Manini, B., Kartheiser, G., Malzkuhn, M., Langdon, C., Merla, A., & Petitto, L.A. (April, 2017). Detecting the rhythmic temporal patterning of language: Infants’ neural, physiological, and behavioral sensitivity.
- Manini, B., Tsui, K., Stone, A., Scassellati, B., Traum, D., Merla, A., & Petitto, L.A. (April, 2017). Physiological and behavioral correlates of babies’ social engagement with robot and virtual human artificial intelligence agents.
In the above photo, from left:
- Professor Laura-Ann Petitto (BL2/Gallaudet University fNIRS, thermal IR, Eye Tracking Team).
- Dr. Brian Scassellati (Yale Robotics Project Head)
- Professor Arcangelo Merla (Thermal IR Imaging and Integration Project Head, Universita D’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, Italy)
- Dr. Barbara Manini (NSF INSPIRE/Keck Post-Doc, Petitto’s Gallaudet/BL2 Team)