Mr Christopher Wallbridge

Mr Christopher Wallbridge

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


Spatial Referring Expressions for a Social Robot Tutor Teaching a Second Language for the L2TOR project.


BSc Computer Science with Robotics from Nottingham University
MSc Robotics from Plymouth University

Research interests

Social Robots for Tutoring.Use of natural spatial language for Robots. Robot Assisted Language Learning

Grants & contracts

EU H2020 Second language tutoring using social robots L2TOR

Wallbridge, C.D., van den Berghe, R., Garcia, D.H., Kanero, J., Lemaignan, S., Edmunds, C., Belpaeme, T. 2018. Using a Robot Peer to Encourage the Production of Spatial Concepts in a Second Language. To be published in the Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction.

Lemaignan, S., Salami,Y., Wallbridge, C.D., Clodic, A., Belpaeme, T. and Alami, R., 2018, October. UNDERWORLDS: Cascading Situation Assessment for Robots. To be published in the Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.

Belpaeme, T. et al., 2018. Guidelines for designing social robots as second language tutors. International Journal of Social Robotics, pp. 1-17.

Wallbridge, C.D., Lemaignan, S., Senft, E., Edmunds, C. and Belpaeme, T., Spatial Referring Expressions in Child-Robot Interaction: Let’s Be Ambiguous! In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Robots for Learning (R4L) - Inclusive Learning @ HRI 2018.

Wallbridge, C.D., Lemaignan, S. and Belpaeme, T., 2017, October. Qualitative Review of Object Recognition Techniques for Tabletop Manipulation. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (pp. 359-363). ACM.

Wallbridge, C.D. and Bugmann, G., 2017, July. Recovery of a Humanoid Robot from a Destabilising Impact. In Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (pp. 32-40). Springer, Cham.