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Human-Robot Interaction


15 février 2019


Prof. Denis Lalanne, Dre Agnes Lisowska Masson, UNIFR


Prof. Nadia Magnenat Thalman, UNIGE Prof. Daniel Thalman, EPFL


This course will cover the specific technological innovations to enable a mixed society of autonomous virtual humans, social robots, and real humans present locally and remotely through avatars. It will also present the ongoing research on the Human-Man Machine Interaction and what are the problems to solve and what is still missing. Major methods of gestures recognition will be shown, such as gaze, hand and body recognition. Then the concept of awareness, intelligence will be also discussed and the way how we model the interaction with Virtual Humans or social Robots. An introduction to the personality, mood and emotions of the robot modelling will be shown and demonstrated. We will also discuss episodic memory, which provides social entities with the abilities of remembering and recalling what has happened, adapting to user preferences and learning from past experience. Several research case studies will be shown to illustrate the problems. Examples of the very realistic human-like social robot Nadine ( interacting with real humans will also be shown. At the end of the course, attendees should have a clear view of the research questions and some solutions on how to model the relationship between Social robots, Virtual Humans and real persons.
Location: Room D130, University of Fribourg, Blvd de Pérolles 90, Fribourg, Switzerland





Deadline for registration 15.02.2019
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