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FP7 Humanoids with auditory and visual abilities in populated spaces

HUMAVIPS

Project ID: 247525
Funded under

Humanoids with auditory and visual abilities in populated spaces

From 2010-02-01 to 2013-01-31, closed project | HUMAVIPS Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 432 157

EU contribution:

EUR 2 636 000

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

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 <a href="http://humavips.inrialpes.fr/" target="_blank">HUMAVIPS</a> 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.

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 ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 628 636


DOMAINE DE VOLUCEAU ROCQUENCOURT
78153 LE CHESNAY CEDEX
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
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

EU contribution: EUR 574 504


RUE MARCONI 19
1920 MARTIGNY
Switzerland
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: François Foglia
Tel.: +41277217750
Fax: +41277217712
E-mail
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 475 920


ZIKOVA 4
16636 PRAHA
Czech Republic
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Igor Mraz
Tel.: +420 224352 014
Fax: +420 224 310 784
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 497 040


UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 25
33615 BIELEFELD
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Iris Litty
Tel.: +49 521 106 2569
Fax: +49 521 106 6445
E-mail
SOFTBANK ROBOTICS EUROPE
France

EU contribution: EUR 459 900


RUE COLONEL PIERRE AVIA 43
75015 PARIS
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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: 2017-04-18
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