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FP7 Humanoids with auditory and visual abilities in populated spaces

HUMAVIPS

Project reference: 247525
Funded under: FP7-ICT

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From 2010-02-01 to 2013-01-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 432 157

EU contribution:

EUR 2 636 000

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Endowing robots with social skills

Humanoids expected to collaborate with people should be able to interact with them in the most natural way. This involves significant perceptual, communication, and motor processes, operating in a coordinated fashion. The objective of HUMAVIPS is to endow humanoid robots with audiovisual abilities: exploration, recognition, and interaction, such that they exhibit adequate behavior when dealing with a group of people. Proposed research and technological developments will emphasize the role played by multimodal perception within principled models of human-robot interaction and of humanoid behavior. An open-source software platform will be developed to foster dissemination and to ensure exploitation beyond the lifetime of the project.

Objective

Humanoids expected to collaborate with people should be able to interact with them in the most natural way. This involves significant perceptual, communication, and motor processes, operating in a coordinated fashion. Consider a social gathering scenario where a humanoid is expected to possess certain social skills. It should be able to explore a populated space, to localize people and to determine their status, to decide to join one or two persons, to synthetize appropriate behavior, and to engage in dialog with them. Humans appear to solve these tasks routinely by integrating the often complementary information provided by multi sensory data processing, from low-level 3D object positioning to high-level gesture recognition and dialog handling. Understanding the world from unrestricted sensorial data, recognizing people's intentions and behaving like them are extremely challenging problems. The objective of HUMAVIPS is to endow humanoid robots with audiovisual (AV) abilities: exploration, recognition, and interaction, such that they exhibit adequate behavior when dealing with a group of people. Proposed research and technological developments will emphasize the role played by multimodal perception within principled models of human-robot interaction and of humanoid behavior. An adequate architecture will implement auditory and visual skills onto a fully programmable humanoid robot. An open-source software platform will be developed to foster dissemination and to ensure exploitation beyond the lifetime of the project.

Related information

Open Access

Coordinator contact

Radu HORAUD, (Director)
Tel.: +33 (0)4 76 61 52 26
Fax: +33 (0)4 76 61 54 54
E-mail

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Centre de Recherche INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes - Avenue de 655
Saint Ismier, France
Administrative contact: Cédric DI TOFANO ORLANDO
Tel.: +334 7661 5491
Fax: +334 7661 5455
E-mail

Participants

FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP
Switzerland
RUE MARCONI
MARTIGNY, Switzerland
Administrative contact: François Foglia
Tel.: +41277217750
Fax: +41277217712
E-mail
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czech Republic
ZIKOVA
PRAHA, Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Igor Mraz
Tel.: +420 224352 014
Fax: +420 224 310 784
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE
BIELEFELD, Germany
Administrative contact: Iris Litty
Tel.: +49 521 106 2569
Fax: +49 521 106 6445
E-mail
ALDEBARAN ROBOTICS SAS
France
RUE RAYMOND LOSSERAND
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Petra Koudelkova
Tel.: +33 1 77 37 17 75
Fax: +33 1 77 35 22 68
E-mail
Record Number: 93630 / Last updated on: 2014-10-06