(2014) AlterEgo

Designing new human-artificial agent interactions through the concept of similarity in order to enhance human social competence

The objective of AlterEgo is the creation of an interactive cognitive architecture, implementable in various artificial agents, allowing a continuous interaction with patients suffering from social disorders. The AlterEgo architecture is rooted in complex systems, machine learning and computer vision. The project will produce a new robotic-based clinical method able to enhance social interaction of patients. This new method will change existing therapies, will be applied to a variety of pathologies and will be individualized to each patient. AlterEgo opens the door to a new generation of social artificial agents in service robotics.

Location: LASA, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland [Apr. 2014 – Oct. 2016]
Supervisors: Prof. Aude Billard
Funding: European project FP7-ICT-600610
My role in this project: Scientific researcher


Does this robot have a mind? Schizophrenia patients' mind perception toward humanoid robots
S Raffard, C Bortolon, L Cohen, M Khoramshahi, RN Salesse, A Billard, D Capdevielle
(2018) Schizophrenia Research

Unravelling socio-motor biomarkers in schizophrenia
P Słowiński, F Alderisio, C Zhai, Y Shen, P Tino, C Bortolon, D Capdevielle, L Cohen, M Khoramshahi, A Billard, RN Salesse, M Gueugnon, L Marin, BG Bardy, M Di Bernardo, S Raffard, K Tsaneva-Atanasova
(2017) Nature - npj Schizophrenia

Influence of facial feedback during a cooperative human-robot task in schizophrenia
L Cohen, M Khoramshahi, RN Salesse, C Bortolon, P Słowiński, C Zhai, K Tsaneva-Atanasova, M Di Bernardo, D Capdevielle, L Marin, RC Schmidt, BG Bardy, A Billard, S Raffard
(2017) Nature - Scientific Reports

Effects of Facial Emotions on Social-motor Coordination in Schizophrenia
L Cohen, M Khoramshahi, R Salesse, C Bortolon, P Slowinski, C Zhaie, K Tsaneva-Atanasova, M Di Bernardo, D Capdevielle, L Marin, R C Schmidth, B G Bardy, A Billard, S Raffard
(2017) 7th Joint Action Meeting - JAM VII

Humanoid robots versus humans: How is emotional valence of facial expressions recognized by individuals with schizophrenia? An exploratory study
S Raffard, C Bortolon, M Khoramshahi, R N Salesse, M Burca, L Marin, B G Bardy, A Billard, V Macioce, D Capdevielle
(2016) Schizophrenia research

Role of gaze cues in interpersonal motor coordination: towards higher affiliation in human-robot interaction
M Khoramshahi, A Shukla, S Raffard, BG Bardy, A Billard
(2016) PloS one

From joint-attention to joint-action: Effects of gaze on human following motion
M Khoramshahi, A Shukla, A Billard
(2015) 6th Joint Action Meeting

Cognitive mechanism in synchronized motion: An internal predictive model for manual tracking control
M Khoramshahi, A Shukla, A Billard
(2014) IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)