Marti, P. Enabling through design: explorations of aesthetic and embodied interaction in therapy and care. Eindhoven Technical University Library, 2012, ISBN: 978-90-386-3089-2.

Marti, P. Dautenhahn, K. “Rethinking Interaction with Robots”. Proceedings of IEEE-Ro-Man 2010, 19th IEEE International Symposium in Robot and Human Interactive Communication Sep. 12 – 15th, 2010, Viareggio, Italy, ISBN: 978-1-4244-7991-7.

Marti, P. Robot companions: towards a new concept of friendship? Commentary to “The crying shame of robot nannies: an ethical appraisal” by Noel Sharkey and Amanda Sharkey. Interaction Studies vol. 11:2 (2010), ISSN: 1572-0373, 220-226.

Marti,P. Pollini, A. Rullo, A. Giusti, L. Gronvall E. Creative Interactive Play for Disabled Children, Proceeding of ACM-IDC ‘09 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Como, Italy, 3-5 June 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60558-395-2.

pdf Marti, P. Spaces and design niches, IEEE CIS Newsletter on Autonomous Mental Development, v. 6, N. 1 ISSN 1550-1914 April 2009. Available online:  link

Marti, P., Bannon, J.L., Exploring User-Centred Design in Practice: Some Caveats, Knowledge, Technology & Policy, Springer Netherlands, ISSN 0897-1986 (Print) 1874-6314 (Online), Volume 22, Number 1 / March, 2009, pp Pages 7-15. DOI 10.1007/s12130-009-9062-3.

Marti, P. “Fuori dallo schermo: Teoria e pratica dell’interazione tangibile”. A. Soro (ed) Human Computer Interaction: Fondamenti e Prospettive. Milano: Polimetrica, 2008, ISBN 978-88-7699, 337-359.

Marti, P. The contagion of emotions. In Bagnara, S. Crampton Smith, G.(eds.) Theories and Practice of Interaction Design, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., 2006, pp 77-90.

Marti, P. L’Interazione Uomo-Robot. Ergonomia, 1-8, n°2/2005, codice E059333, ISSN11237651.


Marti P., Tittarelli M., Iacono I. “Itinerarium: Co-designing A Tangible Journey Through History” Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI2016), Gothenburg, October 23-28, 2016.


Marti P., Iacono I., Tittarelli M. “Gaming Archaeology: Playful Learning for Children With Different Abilities” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion, Vila Real, Porto December 1-3, 2016.


Iacono I., Marti P. “Narratives and emotions in seniors affected by dementia: a comparative study using a robot and a toy”. Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication RO-MAN 2016, New York 26-31 August 2016.


Marti, P., Iacono, I., Social and empathic behaviours: novel interfaces and interaction modalities. Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Ro-Man 2015, Kobe, Japan.

Iacono,  I.; Marti, P. (2014). Engaging Older People With Participatory Design. Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI2014, Helsinki, Finland October 2014.

Marti, P.; Iacono, I., Stienstra, J. , Tittarelli, M. (2014) Exploring Movement Qualities in a Reciprocal Engagement. Proceedings of the fourth joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics, ICDL 2014, At Genova, Italy.

Marti, P., Tittarelli, M., Sirizzotti, M., Stienstra, J., Expression-rich communication through a squeezable device, Proceedings of The IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 12-15, 2014.

Marti, P. (2013) Robot e Società  (Editoriale). Rivista Italiana di Ergonomia. n. 9, pp.5-9.

Marti, P., Iacono, I., Tittarelli, M. (2013). La relazione empatica con i robot.  Rivista Italiana di Ergonomia. n. 9, pp. 65-75.

F. Amirabdollahian F., R. op den Akker , S. Bedaf, R. Bormann, H. Draper, G. J. Gelderblom, C. Gutierrez Ruiz, D. Hewson, N. Hu, K. L. Koay, B.Kröse, H. Lehmann, P. Marti, H. Michel, H. Prevot-Huille8, U. Reiser, J. Saunders , T. Sorell, J. Stienstra, D. Syrdal, M. Walters. K. Dautenhahn “Assistive technology design and development for acceptable robotics companions for ageing years”. PALADYN Journal of Behavioral Robotics. 2013.

F. Amirabdollahian, R. op den Akker, S. Bedaf, R. Bormann, H. Draper, G. J. Gelderblom, C. Gutierrez Ruiz, D. Hewson, I. Iacono, K. L. Koay, B.Krose, P. Marti, H. Prevot-Huille, U. Reiser, J. Saunders, T. Sorell, K. Dautenhahn “Accompany: Acceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Years – Multidimensional Aspects of Human-System Interactions”. Proceedings the IEEE 6th International Conference on Human System Interaction 2013, Gdansk, Poland, June 6-8, 2013.

Stienstra, J. Marti, P. Tittarelli, M. Dreamy Eyes: Exploring Dynamic Expression in Human-System Interaction. Proceedings of CHI 2013, Paris, 27 April – 2 May 2013.

Marti, P. Stienstra J. Engaging through her eyes: embodying the perspective of a robot companion. Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB 2013. Jan.30 – Feb.1, 2013, Daejeon, Korea.

Stienstra J., Marti P., Squeeze Me: Please gently. Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction NordiCHI 2012, Copenhagen, 14-17 October 2012, pp. 746-750.


Marti P., Giacolini L., Iacono I. “Tangible Technologies for the Development of Play Skills in Autistic Children” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions-ACHI 2016, Venice, Italy.

Giacolini, L., Marti, P., Iacono, I. EGame of Stimuli: an Exploratory Tangible Interface Designed for Autism. Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4503-3612-3 doi>10.1145/2788412.2788444


Marti P., Iacono, I., “Anticipated, Momentary, Episodic, Remembered: the many facets of User eXperience”, Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Multimedia, Interaction, Design and Innovation (MIDI ’16), At Gdansk, Poland, September 11-14, 2016.

Marti P.; Iacono I. “Experience over time: evaluating the experience of use of a squeezable interface in the medium term” Multimedia for Advanced Human-Computer Interaction on the International Journal on Multimedia Tools And Applications, doi:10.1007/s11042-016-3595-8, pp 1-22, 2016.

Marti, P., Iacono, I. Evaluating the Experience of Use of a Squeezable Interface. Proceedings of CHItaly 2015 Proceedings of the 11th Biannual Conference on Italian SIGCHI Chapter, Rome, DOI: 10.1145/2808435.2808461

S’n’S (Music Sound and Sensors)

Tittarelli, M., Marti, P., Peppoloni, D. (2014). Rapping Dyslexia: Learning Rhythm, Rhyme and Flow in Dyslexic Children. Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI2014, Helsinki, Finland October 2014.

Lund, H.H., Marti, P., Tittarelli, M., Remixing Playware, Proceedings of The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2014) Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 25-29 August 2014.


Giusti, L. Marti, P. Interpretative Dynamics in Human Robot Interaction. In K. Dautenhahn, C. Nehaniv “Getting to Know Socially Intelligent Robots”. Proceedings of IEEE RO-MAN 06: The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 6-8 September 2006, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom.

Marti, P. Bacigalupo, M. Giusti, L., Mennecozzi, C., Shibata, T. Socially Assistive Robotics in the Treatment of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia, Proc. IEEE Int’l Conf. on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob ‘06), Pisa, Italy, February 20-22, 2006.

Marti, P. Pollini, A. Rullo, A. Shibata, T. Engaging with artificial pets. In Marmaras, N. Kontogiannis, T. (eds) Proceedings of Annual Conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics. , 29 September-1 October 2005, Chania, Crete, Greece, pp99-106.

Marti, P. Giusti, L., Pollini, A. Rullo, A. Experiencing the flow: design issues in human-robot interaction Proceedings of the joint sOc-EUSAI Conference, Smart Objects & Ambient Intelligence, October 12th – 14th 2005, Grenoble, France, 69-74.

Marti, P. Palma, V., Pollini, A. Rullo, A. Shibata, T. My Gym Robot, Proceedings of AISB05 International Symposium on robot companions: hard problems and open challenges in human-robot interaction, April 2005, ISBN 1 902956 44 1.


Marti, P. Materials of Embodied Interaction. Proceedings of 14th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2012, Santa Monica, California. October 22-26th, 2012.

Iacono, I. Lehmann, H. Marti, P. Robins, B. Dautenhahn, K. Robots as Social Mediators for Children with Autism – A Preliminary Analysis Comparing Two Different Robotic Platforms. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob), Frankfurt, Germany, 24-27 August 2011.

Lehmann, H. Iacono, I. Robins, B. Marti, P. Dautenhahn, K. „Make it move“: Playing cause and effect games with a robot companion for children with cognitive disabilities. Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011, “Designing Collaborative Activities, August 24th – 26th, 2011; Rostock, Germany.

Marti, P. Iacono, I. Learning Through Play With a Robot Companion. Proceedings of the 11th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2011, August 31 – September 2, 2011, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

pdf Marti, P. Perceiving while being perceived. International Journal of Design, 4(2), 2010. link

Marti, P. “Bringing playfulness to disability” Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland, 17-20 October 2010.

Marti, P. Iacono, I. Oliverio, M. Il Robot Come Compagno Di Gioco Nella Disabilità Infantile. Atti del IX Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Ergonomia, “Ergonomia, Valore sociale e sostenibilità, Roma, 27-29 Ottobre 2010.

Marti P., Giusti L. A Robot Companion for Inclusive Games: a user-centred design perspective. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 3-8 May 2010.

pdf Robins, B. Ferrari, E. Dautenhahn, K. Kronrief, G. Prazak, B. Gerderblom, G.J. Bernd, T. Caprino, F. Laudanna, E. Marti, P. Human-centred Design Methods: Developing Scenarios for Robot Assisted Play Informed by User Panels and Field Trials. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 2010, Volume 68 Issue 12, 873-898, December, 2010, ISSN: 1071-5819. DOI link

Marti, P. Giusti, L. Pollini, A. Exploring play styles with a robot companion. Proceedings of IEEE RO-MAN 2009, 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 27 September – 2 October 2009, Toyama, Japan.

Marti, P., Giusti, A., Rullo, A. Robots as social Mediators: field trials with children with special needs. Proceedings of the AAATE Conference, Firenze, 31 Agosto – 2 Settembre. In: Emiliani, P.L., Burzagli, L., Como, A., Gabbanini, F., Salminen, A.L. (Eds) Adaptive Technology from adapted equipment to inclusive environments, Amsterdam, Olanda: IOS Press, 165-169, 2009.

Marti, P., Giusti, L., Pollini, A., Rullo, A. (2009) Expressiveness in human-robot interaction. IxD&A – Interaction Design & Architecture(s), “Design for the Future Experience” N. 5&6, 2009, pp93-98, ISSN 1826-9745, ISBN 978-88-88044-14-9 pp. 23 – 30. Special issue: Computer Human Interaction Italy 2009 – CHItaly’09 (Roma, 17-19 June 2009). ACM SIGCHI Italy (ed.). IxD&A, 2009.

Marti, P. Moderini, C. Giusti, L. Pollini, A. A Robotic Toy for Children with special needs: From requirements to Design. Proceedings of ICORR09, The 11th IEEE International Conference in Rehabilitation Robotics “Reaching Users & the Community” 23-26 June 2009 Kyoto, Japan.

Marti, P. Critical Factors related to Design and Development. In S. Besio (ed.) Analysis of Critical Factors involved in using interactive robots for education and therapy of children with disabilities, UNIService Trento, 2009. ISBN 978-886178-401-7.


Marti, P. “Experiencing the unexpected”. In Wei Chen, Sidarto Bambang Oetomo, Loe Feijs (eds) Neonatal Monitoring Technologies: Design for Integrated Solutions, IGI Global, 2012. (pages 337-360) DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0975-4, ISBN13: 9781466609754, ISBN10: 1466609753, EISBN13: 9781466609761.

Grönvall, E. Marti, P. Rullo, A. Adaptive monitoring through loosely coupled services. Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2008), Jyväskylä, Finland, June 17-19, 2008.

Ciani, O. Piccini, L. Parini, S. Rullo, A. Bagnoli, F. Marti, P. Andreoni, G. Pervasive technology in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: a prototype for newborns unobtrusive monitoring. Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society August 20-24, 2008 “Personalized Healthcare through Technology” Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Piccini, L. Ciani, O. Grönwall, E. Marti, P. Andreoni, G. New monitoring approach for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Proceedings of PHealth08, 5th International Workshop on Wearable Micro and Nanosystems for Personalised Health, Valencia / Spain 21-23 May 2008.

Marti P., Grönvall E., Pollini A., Rullo A. Supporting inspection strategies through palpable assemblies. Proceedings of the 5th Internation Conference on Pervasive Computing, Pervasive 2007, 13-16 May 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Rullo A., Marti P., Grönvall E., Pollini A. “End-user composition and re-use of technologies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit” in Proceedings of Pervasive Health Conference 2006, 1st International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. November 29 December 1st, 2006. Innsbruck, Austria.

Pollini A., Grönvall E., Marti P., Rullo A., Constructing assemblies in the health care domain: two case studies, Proceedings of Guide Mobili Virtuali 06, Virtuality 2006, October 18 2006, Torino, Italy.


Giusti, L. Marti, P. Bringing aesthetically minded design to devices for disabilities. Proceedings of 5th International conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, 22-25 June 2011, Milan, Italy.

Marti, P., Giusti, L., Lund, H.H., The Role of Modular Robotics in Mediating Non-verbal Social Exchanges, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, June 2009, pp 602-613, ISSN: 1552-3098, vol. 25, n. 3.

Marti, P. Giusti, L. Coupling the digital and the physical: a way on in the design of tangible media, In Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Platforms and Techniques. Volume 4551/2007 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007, Proceedings, Part II. ISSN0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online), pp 1173-1182. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.

H.H. Lund, P. Marti, A. Derakhshan, R. Beck, T. Klitbo, J. Nielsen Modular Robotics for Novel Tools in Dementia Treatment. In K.Dautenhahn, C. Nehaniv “Getting to Know Socially Intelligent Robots”. Proceedings of IEEE RO-MAN 06: The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 6-8 September 2006, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom.


Marti, P. Giusti, L. Crafting Sensorial Stimulation and Social Exchange in Dementia Care. The 6th International Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology, June 4-7, 2008 – Pisa, Italy.

Marti, P, Lund, H.H. Bacigalupo, M. Giusti, L. Mennecozzi, C. “A Multi-sensory Environment for the treatment of Dementia Affected Subjects”, Journal of Gerontechnology, 6(1), 33-41, January 2007. ISSN 1569-1101.


Marti, P. Pollini, A. “Spazi di Gioco e Spazi di Cura: il Ruolo delle Tecnologie Interattive nel Trattamento delle Disabilità Motorie e Cognitive”. In S. Besio (a cura di) Gioco e giocattoli per il bambino con disabilità motoria. Unicopli, Milano, 2010.

Lund, H. H. Marti, P. Designing modular robotic playware. Proceedings of IEEE RO-MAN 2009, 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 27 September – 2 October 2009, Toyama, Japan.

Grönvall, E. Marti, P. Pollini, A. Rullo, A. Active Surfaces: a novel concept for end-user composition In Anders Mørch, Konrad Morgan, Tone Bratteteig, Gautam Ghosh, Dag Svanaes, “Changing Roles”. Proceedings of NorCHI 2006, the Fourth Nordic Conference on Human Computer Interaction. October 16-18, 2006, Oslo, pp 96-104.

Pollini A., Grönvall E., Marti P., Rullo A., Constructing assemblies in the health care domain: two case studies, Proceedings of Guide Mobili Virtuali 06, Virtuality 2006, October 18 2006, Torino, Italy.


Lund, H.H. Marti, P. Designing Manipulative Technologies for Children with Different Abilities Artificial Life & Robotics, vol.9, n°4, pp 175-187, 2005, ISSN: 1433-5298 (Paper) 1614-7456 (Online).

Marti, P. Lund, H. H. “Emotional Constructions in Ambient Intelligence Environments”. Intelligenza Artificiale, 1:1, 22-27, 2004, ISSN 1724-8035.

Lund, H .H., Marti, P. Physical and Conceptual Constructions in Advanced Learning Environments. Interaction Studies, 5:2, 2004, 269-299.

Marti, P. Lund, H. H. Rullo, A, Nielsen, J. Playing with emotions, Proceedings of XII European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE12, D.J. Reed, G. Baxter, M. Blythe (eds.) York, September 2004.

Marti, P. Lund, H. H. Novel Tangible Interfaces for Physical Manipulation, Conceptual Constructions and Action Composition. Proceedings of IMG04 (Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping), ISBN 88 900 426-1-3, Grafica KC s.n.c. – Genova, Italy, June 2004, pp 66-71.

Lund, H.H., Marti, P., Palma, V. Educational Robotics: Manipulative Technologies for Cognitive Rehabilitation. Proceedings of the Ninth international symposium On Artificial life and robotics (AROB 9th ’04) January 28 – 30, 2004, Oita, JAPAN. BEST PAPER AWARD

Marti, P. Lund, H.H. Scaling ambient intelligence: compositional devices. In P. Remagnino, G.L. Foresti and T.Ellis. Ambient Intelligence, Kluver, 2004.

Marti, P. Lund, H. H. Ambient Intelligent solutions for edutainment environments. Proceedings of the AI*IA Conference, 23 September 2003, Pisa, Italy.