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We have recently published two publications describing our latest research efforts in ROILA. We hope to provide PDF’s of camera ready versions as soon as possible.

– Mubin, O., Shahid, S., & Bartneck, C. (2013). Robot Assisted Language Learning through Games: A Comparison of Two Case Studies. In Edutainment: Special Issue of Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems, pp 9-14. [PDF]

– Mubin, O., Henderson, J., & Bartneck, C. (2013). Talk ROILA to your Robot. Demo Paper in the 15th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2013).

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ROILA is now mentioned in the following article that reviews the use of robots in education.

Omar Mubin, Catherine Stevens, Suleman Shahid, Abdullah Al Mahmud, et al. A Review of the Applicability of Robots in Education. Journal of Technology in Education and Learning, 2013 [PDF]

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As apart of the UWS Summer Student Research program, an automated installer for Linux to setup and configure ROILA is being developed. This system is designed to automate much of the manual labour for setting up and configuring Sphinx and Festival on a Linux system.

Also being developed is a Java Library, which will allow you to make calls to Sphinx and Festival within your own Java program. This will allow much more flexibility with developing software that uses ROILA.

Keep an eye out on this website for more information towards the end of February.

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We have had an article on ROILA accepted for publication in the Journal of Disruptive Science and Technology, Mary Ann Liebert Publishers. Citation of the article is as follows:

Mubin, O., Bartneck, C., Feijs, L., Hooft van Huysduynen, H., Hu, J., Muelver, J. (2012). Improving Speech Recognition with the Robot Interaction Language (ROILA). Journal of Disruptive Science and Technology 1(2), Page 79-88. Mary Ann Liebert Publishers[PDF NOW AVAILABLE]

The article is an extensive writeup of the ROILA evaluation that was conducted at the Christiaan Huygens College Eindhoven.

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The national news show “Close Up” reported on ROILA:

Here is a nice usage of the ROILA language with Arduino:

Geek Dad at posted an article about our work.

Learning ROILA

We are proud to announce that our book Learning ROILA has been published and is now available as a paperback from In addition, you can purchase a Kindle Edition and an ePub Edition. This book has been made possible with the support of NZILBB and HIT Lab NZ.

The RObot Interaction Language (ROILA) is a new spoken language that is optimized for the communication between machines and humans. It is extremely easy to learn for humans and it is simple for machines to recognize. The goal of this book is to support humans learning ROILA.

The national Dutch newspaper Volkskrant did an article on ROILA. Thank you to Mr Peter for the interview discussion and Mike for the picture. Here is a PDF of the article.

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