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Dr. Petitto Presents Poster at the 18th Int'l Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems

Professor Petitto Presents Poster at the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems


May 17, 2019

Montreal, Quebec, Canada – – Professor Laura-Ann Petitto traveled to Montreal to present a poster at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Montreal, QC (May 13-17, 2019).

Along with collaborating teams of scientists, Petitto, the principal investigator on her NSF INSPIRE “RAVE” grant (Rave AVatar thermal-Enhanced language learning tool for young deaf and hearing babies), conducted the research with a brilliant group of Gallaudet student researchers and technical experts. Among them were BL2 team members Cryss Padilla, Kailyn Aaron-Lozano, Dr. Petitto and Rachel Sortino (see Figure 1).

Figure 1 - All of these individuals are co-authors on both the conference poster (see Figure 2) and, separately, the peer-reviewed publication from which the poster was based:


Download: Nasihati Gilani, S., Traum, D., Sortino, R., Gallagher, G., Aaron-Lozano, K., Padilla, C., Shapiro, A., Lamberton, J., & Petitto, L. A.(2019). Can a virtual human facilitate language learning in a young baby? In peer-reviewed publication of Proceedings of the 18thInternational Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), N. Agmon, M. E. Taylor, E. Elkind, M. Veloso (Eds.)

Figure 2: Poster – Babies can Identify and Respond to Differences in Language and Social Behaviors Performed by a Signing Avatar


About the AAMAS

AAMAS (International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems) is the largest and most influential conference in the area of agents and multiagent systems. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners in all areas of agent technology and to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. AAMAS is the flagship conference of the non-profit International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS).

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