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ALIZ-E

Project reference: 248116
Funded under

Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Long-Term Social Interaction

From 2010-03-01 to 2014-08-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 10 655 017

EU contribution:

EUR 8 287 000

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

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

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

From theory to practice: Methods for an adaptive and prolonged child-robot interaction

The goal of ALIZ-E is to develop novel methods for developing and testing interactive, mobile robots which will be able to socially interact with human users over extended periods of time, i.e. a possibly non-continuous succession of interactions which can refer back to, and build forth on, previous experiences. To demonstrate and evaluate the scientific methods, ALIZ-E will instantiate and evaluate these methods in a succession of integrated systems that interact with hospitalized children undergoing diabetes treatment.
The theory and practice of ALIZ-E will impact on theoretical cognitive systems research (e.g., memory, long-term affective interaction), implementation (e.g., cloud computing for cognitive systems, speech processing for young users) and ultimately commercial applications of these technologies.

Objective

The goal of ALIZ-E is to develop methods for developing and testing interactive, mobile robots which will be able to interact with human users over extended periods of time, i.e. a possibly non-continuous succession of interactions which can refer back to, and build forth on, previous experiences.To achieve this aim, ALIZ-E will address three related issues in developing interactive robots capable of self-sustaining medium- to long-term autonomous operation in real-world indoor environments. One, ALIZ-E will address how long-term experience can be acquired, to ground actions and interactions across time. Two, ALIZ-E will address how a system can deal robustly with inevitable differences in quality in perceiving and understanding a user and her environment. To this end, novel methods for adaptively controlling how a system invokes and adaptively balances a hybrid ensemble of processing and behaviours. Third, ALIZ-E will address how a system can adapt its interaction based on how user behaviour changes over time and contexts.To demonstrate and evaluate scientific methods, ALIZ-E will instantiate and evaluate these methods in working systems that interact with hospitalized children undergoing diabetes treatment. Long-term interaction in this context means interactions over a period of up to 5 days (possibly longer). Choosing this scenario, ALIZ-E makes it possible to bring existing extensive experience in conducting clinical trials of IT technology to the field of cognitive systems and human-robot interaction, to help develop novel methods for evaluating interactive robots at system-level.The theory and practice of ALIZ-E will impact on theoretical cognitive systems research (eg. memory, long-term affective interaction), implementation (eg. adaptive deployment of processing and behaviour for robust interaction, cloud computing for cognitive systems, speech processing for young users) and commercial applications of these technologies.

Related information

Open Access

Coordinator contact

Tony BELPAEME, (Coordinator)
Tel.: +44-1752-586212
Fax: +44-1752-586300
E-mail
Tony BELPAEME, (Coordinator)
Tel.: +44-1752-586212
Fax: +44-1752-586300
E-mail

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 376 860


Portland Square A318
PL4 8AA Plymouth
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: John Martin
Tel.: +441752588931
Fax: +441752233505
E-mail

Participants

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 972 950


PLEINLAAN
1050 BRUSSEL
Belgium
Administrative contact: Martina Follet
Tel.: +32 2 629 2210
Fax: +32 2 629 3640
E-mail
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER KUENSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 244 342


Trippstadter Strasse
67663 KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Olthoff
Tel.: +49 631 20575 5000
E-mail
GOSTAI S.A.S.
Participation ended
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


RUE JEAN-BAPTISTE BERLIER
75013 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Viviane Dejeammes
Tel.: +33 1 55 43 76 70
Fax: +33 1 55 43 76 77
E-mail
ALDEBARAN ROBOTICS SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 680 160


RUE RAYMOND LOSSERAND
75014 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Petra Koudelkova
Tel.: +33 1 77 37 17 75
E-mail
FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAFFAELE DEL MONTE TABOR
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 0


Via Olgettina
20132 MILANO
Italy
Administrative contact: Mario Valsecchi
Tel.: +39 02 2643 2729
Fax: +39 02 2643 2752
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 671 552


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO
00185 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Cristiano Castelfranchi
Tel.: +39 06 44595283
Fax: +39 06 44595243
E-mail
FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAFFAELE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 453 909


Via Olgettina
20132 Milano
Italy
Administrative contact: Maria Rosa Pedrazzi
Tel.: +39 02 2643 4845
Fax: +39 02 2643 4717
E-mail
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 781 607


Schoemakerstraat
2628 VK DELFT
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Fenneke Poot
Tel.: +31 88 86662836
E-mail
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 006 707


Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus
SW7 2AZ LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Shaun Power
Tel.: +44 207 59 48773
Fax: +44 207 594 48609
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 021 813


COLLEGE LANE
AL10 9AB HATFIELD
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Lola Cañamero
Tel.: +44 7958074606
Fax: +44 1707 284303
E-mail
Ospedale San Raffaele
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 77 100


Via Olgettina
20132 Milano
Italy
Administrative contact: Maria Rosa Pedrazzi
Tel.: +39 02 2643 4845
Fax: +39 02 2643 4717
E-mail
Record Number: 93890 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01