Publications




2017

[98] Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Cowles-Naja, E., Perkins, A., Collins, E., Millings, A., Szolosy, M., Moore, R., Sharkey, A., Prescott, A. (2017) Children's age influences their biological and mechanical questions towards a humanoid.  Proceedings of TAROS 2017

2016

[97] Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Millings, A., Szollosy, M., Collins, E.C., Moore, R., Sharkey, A., and Prescott, T. (2016) Congratulations, it's a boy! Bench-marking children's perceptions of the RoboKind Zeno-R-25. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9716, pp 33-39

[96] Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Millings, A., Szollosy, M., Collins, E.C., Moore, R., Sharkey, A., Prescott, A. (2016) Designing robot personalities for Human Robot Interaction in an educational context. Living Machies, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9793, 413-417.

[95] Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Collins, E.C., Millings, A., Moore, R., Sharkey, A., Prescott, T. (2016) Impact of robot responsiveness and adult involvement on children's social behaviours. 5th International Symposium on New Frontiers in Human Robot Interaction, AISB, 20th June 2016

[94] Aminuddin, R., Sharkey, A., Levita, L. (2016) Interaction with the Paro robot may reduce psychophysiological stress responses. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, April 2016, 593-594.

[93] Sharkey, A. (in press) Should we welcome robot teachers? Ethics and Information Technology DOI 10.1007/s10676-016-9387-z

2015

[92] Cameron, D, Fernando, S., Millings, A., Moore, R., Sharkey, A., and Prescott, T. (2015) Children's age influences their perceptions of a humanoid robot as being like a person or a machine. in Biomimentic and Biohybrid Systems, 348-353, Spinger.

[91] Sharkey, A. (2015) Robot Teachers: The Very Idea! Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 38, 46-47.

[90] Wood, N., Sharkey, A., Mountain, G., and Millings, A. (in press) The Paro robot seal as a social mediator for healthy users.  To appear in AISB2015: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction (2015)

[89] Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Collins, E., Millings, A., Moore, R.K., Sharkey, A., Evers, V., and Prescott, T. (in press) Presence of life-like robot expressions
influences children's enjoyment of human-robot interactions in the field.  To appear in: AISB2015: Proceedings of the symposium on new frontiers in human-robot interaction (2015)

2014

[88] Sharkey, N. and Sharkey, A. (2014) In the care of Nurse Ann Droid. The World Today, 70, 5, 20-22

[87] Sharkey, A. and Wood, N. (to appear) The Paro seal robot: demeaning or enabling? Proceedings of AISB 2014

[86] Sharkey, A. (2014) Robots and Human Dignity: the effects of robot care on the dignity of older people.  Ethics and Information Technology, 16, 1, 53-75 (DOI) 10.1007/s10676-014-9338-5  [pdf]



2013

[85] Sharkey, A. (2013) Dignity, older people and robots. First UKRE Workshop on Robot Ethics, University of Sheffield, 25th March 2013.[PDF]

[84] Kyriakidou, M., Sharkey, A., and Blades, M. (2013) Ethical Dilemmas for Children's Robot Crime Interviewers.  First UKRE Workshop on Robot Ethics, University of Sheffield 25th March, 2013
 
[83] Sharkey, N., and Sharkey, A. (2013) Robotic surgery: on the cutting edge of ethics.  IEEE Computer, 46, 1, 56-64.

2012


[82] Sharkey, N., and Sharkey, A. (in press) Robotic surgery and ethical issues.  In Medical Robotics: minimally invasive surgery. Ed P. Gomes Woodhead Publishing.

[81] Zhang, J., and Sharkey, A. (2012) It's not all written on the robot's face. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 60, 11, 1449-1456.

[80] Sharkey, N. and Sharkey, A. (2012) The eldercare factory. Gerontology, 58, 282-288.

[79] Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (2012) Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly.  Ethics and Information Technology, 14, 1, 27-40. [PDF]

2011

[78] Zhang, J. and Sharkey, A. (2011) Listening to sad music while seeing a happy face.In B. Mutlu et al (Eds) ICSR 2011, LNAI 7072, pp173-182. 

[77] Zhang, J., and Sharkey, A. (2011) Contextual recognition of robot emotions, In R. Gross et al (Eds): TAROS 2011, LNAI 6856, pp78-89. To appear in Proceedings of TAROS 2011

[76] Sharkey, A. and Sharkey, N. (2011) Children, the Elderly, and Interactive Robots. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 18, 1, 32-38.

[75] Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2011) The rights and wrongs of robot care. In Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics. Eds. Patrick Lin, George Bekey and Keith Abney.  Cambridge: MIT Press.

2010

[74] Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2010) Robot nannies get a wheel in the door: a response to the commentaries. Interaction Studies, 11:2, 302-313.

[73] Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2010) The Crying Shame of Robot Nannies: An Ethical Appraisal. Interaction Studies, 11:2, 161-190.

[72] Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (2010) Ethical issues in robot care for the elderly: Dystopia or Optimism. In Proceedings of Second International Symposium on New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction,  K. Dautenhahn and J. Saunders (Eds) AISB 2010 Convention, De Montford University, Leicester, UK. 103-107

 

[71] Momen, S., and Sharkey, A. J.C. (2010) From Ants to Robots: A Decentralised Task Allocation Model for a Swarm of Robots. In Proceedings of the Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium. Cyrille Bertelle, Gerard H.E. Duchamp and Rawan Ghnemat (Eds) at the AISB 2010 Convention, De Montford University, Leicester, UK. 3-11

[70] Sharkey, N.E., and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2010) Living with robots: ethical considerations for eldercare.  In Y. Wilks (Ed) Artificial Companions in Society: scientific, economic, psychological and philosophical perspectives.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp 245-256

2009

[69] Momen, S., and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2009) Strategies of Division of Labour for Improving Task Efficiency in Multi-Robot Systems.  World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC09) December9-11 2009

[68] Hou, G., and Sharkey, A.J.C., (2009) Following the leader: A robotics model of tandem running in ants.  Proceedings of TAROS 2009, University of Ulster, August 31st-September 2nd.

 

[67] Momen, S. And Sharkey, A. (2009) An ant-like task allocation model for a swarm of heterogeneous robots.  In Proceedings of 2nd Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium (SIAAS-09)

31-38.

[66] Sharkey, A.J.C., and Sharkey, N. (2009) Connectionism.  In John Symons and Paco Calvo (Eds) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology, Routledge, London and New York. pp180-192. ISBN: 978-0-415-39632-5

[65] Sharkey, N. and Sharkey, A. (2009) Electro-mechanical robots before the computer. IMechE Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 223, 235-241.

2008

[64] Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N. (2008) Can a swarm be embodied? Handbook of Embodied Cognitive Science, Elsevier. pp 59-75.

[63] Sharkey, A.J.C. (2008) Swarm Robotics, In Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence, (Eds) Juan R. Rabuñal, Julián Dorado and Alejandro Pazos ISBN: 978-1-59904-849-9

[62] Sharkey, A.J.C. (2008) Artificial Neural Nets and Cognitive Modelling, In Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence, (Eds) Juan R. Rabuñal, Julián Dorado and Alejandro Pazos ISBN:978-1-59904-849-9

2007

[61] Sharkey, A.J.C. (2007) Swarm Robotics and Minimalism.  Connection Science, 19, 3, 245-260

2006

[60] Sharkey, A. (2006) Robots, insects and swarm intelligence, Artificial Intelligence Review, 26, 4, 255-268

[59] Sharkey, N., and Sharkey, A. (2006) Artificial Intelligence and Natural Magic, Artificial Intelligence Review, 25, 9-19.

[58] Sharkey, A.J.C. & Sharkey, N.  (2006) 'The Application of Swarm Intelligence to Collective Robotics' In J. Fulcher, Advances in Applied Artificial Intelligence, Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing. ISBN 1-59140-827-X

2003

[57] Gerecke, U., Sharkey, N., Sharkey, A. (2003) Common Evidence Vectors for Self-Organized Ensemble Location. Neurocomputing,
55, 3-4, pp 499-519

[56] Arenas-Garcia, J., Figueiras-Vidal, A.R., and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2003) The Beneficial Effects of Using Multi Net Systems that Focus on Hard Patterns. To appear in Proceedings of 4th International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag.

2002

[55] Gerecke, U., Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2002) Overcoming Scalability Problems of Robot Localization with Neural Network Ensembles. To be presented at 6th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems (INES'2002) Opatija, Croatia, May 2002.

[54] Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (2002) Cognitive Modelling: Psychology and Connectionism. In (Ed.) M.A. Arbib{\em The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, 2nd Edition}, Bradford Books/MIT Press.

[53] Sharkey, A.J.C (2002) Types of Multinet System. to apppear in Proceedings of Third International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science

2001

[52] Gerecke, U., Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2001)Common Evidence Vectors for Reliable Localization with SOM Ensembles. Proceedings of Engineering Application of Neural Networks (EANN-2001). Cagliari, Italy, July 2001.

2000

[51] Gerecke, U., Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2000) Reliable Robot Localization with an Ensemble Approach. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Robotics and Automation (ISRA-2000), Monterrey, Mexico, Nov 2000.

[50] Gerecke, U, Sharkey, N.E., and Sharkey, A.J.C. (2000) Ensembles of SOMs for improving the reliability of robot localization. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Recent Advances in Mobile Robots, Leicester, UK.

[49] Sharkey, N.E. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (in press) Are SRN's sufficient for modelling language acquistion? In P. Broeder and J. Murre, Models of Language Acquisition: inductive and deductive approaches, Oxford University Press, pp 33-54

[48] Kazer, J. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (in press) The role of anxiety, memory and Hebbian learning in the Hippocampus: Advances using Computational Neuroscience and Robotics. In S.Wermter, J.Austin, D.Willsaw, Emergent Neural Computational Architectures based on Neuroscience. Springer-Verlag.

[47] Sharkey, A.J.C., Sharkey, N.E., Gerecke, U., and Chandroth, G.O. (2000) . The ``test and select'' approach to ensemble combination. Proceedings of First International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1857, 30-44, ISBN 3-540-67704-6.

[46] Sharkey, A.J.C., Chandroth, G.O, and Sharkey, N.E. (2000) A Multi-Net System for the Fault Diagnosis of a Diesel Engine. Neural Computing and Applications, 9, 152-160.

[45] Sharkey, A.J.C., Chandroth, G.O. and Sharkey, N.E. (2000) Acoustic Emisssion, Cylinder Pressure and Vibration: A Multisensor Approach to Robust Fault Diagnosis. In Proceedings of IJCNN2000, Como, Italy, July.

[44] Sharkey, A.J.C. (2000) Combining Artificial Neural Nets. In (Ed) A. Kent and J.G. Williams, The Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Vol 42, Supplement 27, Marcel Dekker Inc, New York, 1-21, ISBN: 0-8247-2295-7

1999

[43] Chandroth,G.O., Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (1999) Cylinder pressures and vibration in internal combustion engine condition monitoring. In Proceedings 'Comadem 99', Sunderland, UK, July, 1999

[42] Chandroth, G and Sharkey, A.J.C. (1999) Utilising the rotational motion of machinery in a high resolution data acquisition system. In Proceedings of Computers and Ships, Organised by The Institute of Marine Engineers in association with The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

[41] Chandroth, G.O, Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (1999) Vibration signatures, wavelets and principal components in diesel engine diagnostics. Marine Technology ODRA 99', 11-13 October, Poland.

[40] Kazer, J. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (1999) Towards an Emotional Robot: Simulating Hippcampal-Mediated Anxiety. In D. Heinke, G. Humphreys, A.Olson (Eds) Connectionist Models in Cognitive Neuroscience: The 5th Neural Computation in Psychology Workshop, Springer-Verlag. ISBN 1-85233-052-X

[39] Sharkey, A.J.C. (1999) Combining Artificial Neural Nets: Ensemble and Modular Multi-Net Systems, Springer-Verlag.

[38] Sharkey, A.J.C. (1999) Multi-Net Systems. In (Ed) A.J.C. Sharkey Combining Artificial Neural Nets: Ensemble and Modular Multi-Net Systems, Springer-Verlag, pp 1-30.

1998

[37] Chandroth, G., Sharkey, A.J.C. \& Sharkey, N.E (1998) Artificial Neural Nets and Cylinder Pressures in Diesel Engine Fault Diagnosis. In Proceedings of INMARCO98 (Institute of Marine Engineers (India)), Mumbai, India.

[36] Sharkey, A.J.C., Sharkey, N.E., and Cross, S.S. (1998) Adapting an Ensemble Approach for the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer. In Proceedings of ICANN 98, Springer-Verlag, pp 281-286.

1997

[35] Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (1997) Combining Diverse Neural Nets, Knowledge Engineering Review, 12, 3, 1-17.

[34] Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (1997) Diversity, Selection and Ensembles of Artificial Neural Nets. In Proceedings of Third International Conference on Neural Networks and their Applications. IUSPIM, University of Aix-Marseille III, Marseilles, France, March, 205-212.

[33] Sharkey, A.J.C. (1997) Modularity, Combining and Artificial Neural Nets. Connection Science, 9, 1, pp3-10.

1996

[32] Sharkey, A.J.C. (1996) On Combining Artificial Neural nets. Connection Science, 8, 3/4, 299-314.

[31] Sharkey, A.J.C., Sharkey, N.E. and Chandroth, G.O. (1996) Diverse Neural Net solutions to a Fault Diagnosis Problem . Neural Computing and Applications, 4, 218-227.

[30] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1996) Separating Learning and Representation, In S. Wermter, E. Riloff, G. Scheler (Eds) 'Symbolic, connectionist, and statistical approaches to learning for natural language processing', Springer-Verlag, 17-32.

1995

[29] Croll, P.R., Sharkey, A.J.C., Bass, J.M., Sharkey, N.E., Fleming, P.J. (1995) Dependable intelligent voting for real-time control software. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 8, 6, 615-623.

[28] Sharkey, A.J.C, Sharkey, N.E. and Chandroth, G.O. (1995) Neural Nets and Diversity. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, Belgirate, Italy, 11-13 October 1995 pp 375-389

[27] Sharkey, A.J.C., Sharkey, N.E. and Chandroth, G.O. (1995) Diverse Neural Net solutions to a Fault Diagnosis Problem . Research Report, CS-95-10 Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield.

[26] Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (1995) How to improve the reliablity of Artifical Neural Networks. Research Report CS-95-11, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield.

[25] Sharkey, A.J.C., Sharkey, N.E. and Gopinath, O.C. (1995) Diversity, Neural Nets and Safety Critical Applications. In L.F. Niklasson and M.B. Boden (Eds) Current Trends in Connectionism, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ., pp 165-178.

[24] Sharkey, A.J.C. and Sharkey, N.E. (1995) Cognitive Modelling: Psychology and Connectionism. In (Ed.) M.A. Arbib, The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, Bradford Books/MIT Press. pp 200-203

[23] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1995) An Analysis of Catastrophic Interference, Connection Science, 7, 3/4, 313-341.

[22] Sharkey, N.E., Neary, J. and Sharkey, A.J.C. (1995) Searching weight space for backpropogation solution types. In L.F. Niklasson and M.B. Boden (Eds) Current Trends in Connectionism, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ., pp 103-121

[21] Sharkey, N.E, and Sharkey, A.J.C, (1995) Interference and Discrimination in Neural Net Memory. In Joe Levy, Dimitrios Bairaktaris, John Bullinaria and Paul Cairns.(Ed) Connectionist Models of Memory and Language, UCL press (pp 57-72).

[20] Sharkey, Noel E., Day, Paul A., and Sharkey, A.J.C. (1995) A connectionist machine-tractable dictionary: the very idea. In Guo, Cheng-ming (Ed. 1995) Machine-Tractable Dictionaries: Design and Construction. pp 113-130. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex.

1994

[19] Sharkey, A.J.C.(1994) "Book Review of N. Ward, A Connectionist Language Generator", in Artificial Intelligence Review 1-2.

[18] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1994) Understanding Catastrophic Interference in Neural Nets. University of Sheffield Research Report CS-94-4.

[17] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1994) Adaptive generalisation. In L.F. Niklasson and M.B. Boden (Eds) Connectionism in a Broad Perspective, Chichester, Ellis Horwood.

[16] Sharkey, N.E., Sharkey, A.J.C., and Jackson, S.A. (1994) Opening the black box of connectionist nets: Some lessons from cognitive science. Computer Standards and Interfaces, 16, 279-293.

[15] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C.(1994) Emergent Cognition. In J. Hendler (Ed) Handbook of Neuropsychology, Vol 9, Section 13: Computational Modelling of Cognition. Elsevier Science:Amstrdam, The Netherlands.(pp 347-360)

1993

[14] Sharkey, A.J.C. & Sharkey, N.E. (1993) Connectionism and natural language. In Digest of IEE Colloquia, 'Grammatical Inference:Theory, Application and Alternatives. pp 20/1-20/10.

[13] Sharkey, A.J.C. (1993) Connectionism, Nativism and Language Acquisition. In Proceedings of Child Language Seminar, Plymouth, April 1993.

[12] Sharkey, A.J.C. (1993) Book Review of P.T. Quinlan, Connectionism and Psychology: A Psychological Perspective on New Connectionist Research in Connection Science, 5(1).

[11] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1993) Adaptive Generalisation and the Transfer of Knowledge Artificial Intelligence Review: Special Issue on Connectionism, 7, 313-328.

1992

[10] Sharkey, A.J.C. & Sharkey, N.E. (1992) Weak contextual constraints in text and word priming. Journal of Memory and Language, 31, 543-572.

[9] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1992) Prestructured Neural Nets and the Transfer of Knowledge. In G. Orchard (Ed) Neural Computing Research and Applications. Bristol, UK: Adam Hilger

[8] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1992) A Modular design for Connectionist Parsing. In Proceedings of Workshop on Language Technology, Twente. (Eds) M.F.J. Drosaers and A. Nijholt.

[7] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1992) Adaptive Generalisation and Connectionist nets. In Proceedings of The First Swedish National Conference on Connectionism.

1989

[6] Sharkey, A.J.C. & Sharkey, N.E. (1989) Lexical processing and the mechanism of context effects in text comprehension. The proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science Society.

[5] Sharkey, A.J.C. (1989) Entries for Artificial Intelligence Terminology: a reference guide, Chichester, Ellis Horwood.

1987

[4] Brown, G.D.A., Sharkey, A.J.C. & Brown, G. (1987) Factors affecting the success of Referential Communication. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 16 (6) 535-549.

[3] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1987) KAN: A knowledge access network model. In R. Reilly (Ed) Communication Failure in Dialogue. Amsterdam: Elsevier, North Holland.

[2] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1987) What is the point of integration? The loci of knowledge-based facilitation in sentence processing. Journal of Memory and Language, 26, 255-276.

1983

[1] Sharkey, N.E. & Sharkey, A.J.C. (1983) Levels of expectation in sentence understanding. Cognitive Science Technical report, No 21, Yale University (also published by Comtex Scientific Corporation, New York, 1984).

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