Pieter Wolfert is a PhD student at Ghent University supervised by Prof. Tony Belpaeme, where his focus is on generating and evaluating co-speech gestures in embodied conversational agents. As a PhD student he is a member of IDLab, a research group embedded in Ghent University and imec. He is funded by FWO. He is a co-organizer of the GENEA Workshop series, which had its third edition at ICMI 2022. He obtained his Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence in 2018 at Radboud University, Nijmegen - The Netherlands. He wrote his thesis on ‘Online engagement prediction in child-robot interaction’ at Tilburg University, where he was part of the European funded L2TOR project.
|Dec 1, 2022||Our paper “The effect of simple emotional gesturing in a socially assistive robot on child’s engagement at a group vaccination day” was accepted for publication at HRI 2023.|
|Nov 7, 2022||The held the GENEA Challenge and Workshop 2022 at ICMI 2022 which took place in Bangalore, India.|
|Nov 1, 2022||We organise the HRI Winter School on Embodied Interaction in Ghent, Belgium together with Anouk Neerincx and Kazi Haque from Utrecht University, the Netherlands.|
|Mar 1, 2022||We organise the GENEA Challenge and Workshop 2022 at ICMI 2022. GENEA stands for Generation and Evaluation of Non-verbal Behaviour for Embodied Agents. Organised together with Dr. Taras Kucherenko, Dr. Youngwoo Yoon, Carla Viegas, Prof. Gustav Eje Henter and Prof. Zerrin Yumak.|
|Jan 20, 2022||Our paper ‘A Review of Evaluation Practices of Gesture Generation in Embodied Conversational Agents’ was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.|