G. Gordon,, S. Spaulding, J. Westlund, J. J. Lee, L. Plummer, M. Martinez, M. Dasa and  C. Breazeal, “Affective Personalization of a Social Robot Tutor for Children’s Second Language Skills”, Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2016) [PDF]

H. W. Park, R. Rosenberg-Kima, M. Rosenberg, G. Gordon, and C. Breazeal. "Growing growth mindset with a social robot peer," in Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human robot interaction. ACM, 2017. [Online]. Available:


Pre Curiosity Lab



G. Gordon, E. Fonio and E. Ahissar, "Learning and control of exploration motor primitives", Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 1-22 (2014) [PDF]


G. Gordon, N. Dorfman and E. Ahissar, “Reinforcement Active Learning in the Vibrissae System: Optimal Object Localization”, Journal of Physiology-Paris 107:107-115 (2013) [PDF]


G. Gordon and E. Ahissar. “Hierarchical Curiosity Loops and Active Sensing.” Neural Networks, 32, 119-129 (2012) [PDF]




G. Gordon, E. Fonio and E. Ahissar, "Emergent Exploration via Novelty Management", Journal of Neuroscience 34(38): 12646-12661 (2014) [PDF]


A. Saig*, G. Gordon*, E. Assa, A. Arieli and E. Ahissar, “Motor-sensory confluence in tactile perception”, Journal of Neuroscience, 32(40):14022-14032 (2012) [PDF]




G. Gordon and E. Ahissar, “A Curious Emergence of Reaching”, Advances in Autonomous Robotics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7429, 1-12 (2012) [PDF]


G. Gordon, “Hierarchical Exhaustive Construction of Autonomously Learning Networks”, In 4th International Workshop on Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robot Systems (ERLARS), Berlin, Germany, (2011) (Best Paper Award) [PDF]


Children-Robot Interaction


G. Gordon, C. Breazeal and S. Engel, “Can children catch curiosity from a social robot?”, 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (2015) [PDF]


G. Gordon and C. Breazeal, "Bayesian Active Learning-based Robot Tutor for Children’s Word-Reading Skills", AAAI 2015 [PDF]