EMbOdied-perceptive Tutors for Empathy-based learning (EMOTE)

Type: International Project Project

Duration: from 2013 Jan 01 to 2016 Mar 30

Financed by: European Commission

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

The EMOTE project will design, develop and evaluate a new generation of artificial embodied tutors that have perceptive capabilities to engage in empathic interactions with learners in a shared physical space. Overall, the EMOTE project aims to (1) research the role of pedagogical and empathic interventions in the process of engaging the learner and facilitating their learning progress and (2) explore if and how the exchange of socio-emotional cues with an embodied tutor in a shared physical space can create a sense of connection and social bonding and act as a facilitator of the learning experience. This will be done across different embodiments (both virtual and robotic), allowing for the effect that such embodiment will have on engagement and empathy to be explored.


  • GOETEBORGS Universitet (University) -Sweden
  • Heriot-Watt University (University) - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • INESC-ID (Other)
  • Jacobs University Bremen CGMBH (University) - Bremen, Germany
  • University of Birmingham (University) -UK
  • YDREAMS (Company) -Portugal

Principal Investigators