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CHRIS

Project reference: 215805
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Cooperative Human Robot Interaction Systems [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2008-03-01 to 2012-02-29

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 5 017 721

EU contribution:

EUR 3 650 000

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Developing technology for safe cooperative physical interaction with humans in a co-located space

It is beneficial to our socio-economic welfare to generate service robots capable of safe co-operative physical interaction with humans. CHRIS addresses the fundamental issues which enable safe Human Robot Interaction (HRI), specifically the problem of a human and a robot performing co-operative tasks in a co-located space. The related issues include: communication of a shared goal, perception and understanding of intention, cognition necessary for interaction and active/passive compliance.

Objective

CHRIS will address the fundamental issues which would enable safe Human Robot Interaction (HRI). Specifically this project addresses the problem of a human and a robot performing co-operative tasks in a co-located space, such as in the kitchen where your service robot stirs the soup as you add the cream. These issues include communication of a shared goal (verbally and through gesture), perception and understanding of intention (from dextrous and gross movements), cognition necessary for interaction, and active and passive compliance. These are the prerequisites for many applications in service robotics and through research will provide the scientific foundations for engineering cognitive systems. The project is based on the essential premise that it will be ultimately beneficial to our socio-economic welfare to generate service robots capable of safe co-operative physical interaction with humans. The key hypothesis is that safe interaction between human and robot can be engineered physically and cognitively for joint physical tasks requiring co-operative manipulation of real world objects. A diverse set of disciplines have been brought together to realise an inter-disciplinary solution. The starting point for understanding cooperative cognition will be from the basic building blocks of initial interactions, those of young children. Engineering principles of safe movement and dexterity will be explored on the 3 available robot platforms, and developed with principles of language, communication and decisional action planning where the robot reasons explicitly with its human partner. Integration of cognition for safe co-operation in the same physical space will provide significant advancement in the area, and a step towards service robots in society.

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Documents and Publications

Open Access

Coordinator contact

Chris MELHUISH, (Director)
Tel.: +44 (0)117 328 3960
Fax: +44 (0)117 328 6371
E-mail

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
Bristol, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: John Rushforth
Tel.: +44 117 3282835
Fax: +44 117 3282688
E-mail

Participants

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Hofgartenstrasse
MUENCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Joerg Noack
Tel.: +49 341 3550120
Fax: +49 341 3550119
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE (INSERM)
France
101 Rue de Tolbiac
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Sandra Cogne-Rodrigues
Tel.: +33472138859
Fax: +33472138801
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Rue Michel -Ange
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: ARMELLE BARELLI
Tel.: +33 5 61336000
Fax: +33 5 62172901
E-mail
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
VIA MOREGO
GENOVA, Italy
Administrative contact: INGRID SICA
Tel.: +3901071781418
Fax: +3901071781418
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
BRISTOL, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Johanna Rule
Tel.: +44 117 9288696
Fax: +44 117 9250900
E-mail
Record Number: 85423 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09