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Child-Robot Communication and Collaboration: Edutainment, Behavioural Modelling and Cognitive Development in Typically Developing and Autistic Spectrum Children

Objetivo

The crowning achievement of human communication is our unique ability to share intentionality, create and execute on joint plans. Using this paradigm we model human-robot communication as a three step process: sharing attention, establishing common ground and forming shared goals. Prerequisites for successful communication are being able to decode the cognitive state of people around us (mindreading) and building trust. Our main goal is to create robots that analyze and track human behavior over time in the context of their surroundings (situational) using audio-visual monitoring in order to establish common ground and mind-reading capabilities. On BabyRobot we focus on the typically developing and autistic spectrum children user population. Children have unique communication skills, are quick and adaptive learners, eager to embrace new robotic technologies. This is especially relevant for special eduation where the development of social skills is delayed or never fully develops without intervention or therapy. Thus our second goal is to define, implement and evaluate child-robot interaction application scenarios for developing specific socio-affective, communication and collaboration skills in typically developing and autistic spectrum children. We will support not supplant the therapist or educator, working hand-in-hand to create a low risk environment for learning and cognitive development. Breakthroughs in core robotic technologies are needed to support this research mainly in the areas of motion planning and control in constrained spaces, gestural kinematics, sensorimotor learning and adaptation. Our third goal is to push beyond the state-of-the-art in core robotic technologies to support natural human-robot interaction and collaboration for edutainment and healthcare applications. Creating robots that can establish communication protocols and form collaboration plans on the fly will have impact beyond the application scenarios investigated here.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-ICT-2015
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Coordinador

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
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Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Greece
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Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 655 812,50

Participantes (7)

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
Aportación de la UE
€ 433 750
Dirección
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 682 553,75
Dirección
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 378 875
Dirección
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 551 625
Dirección
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BLUE OCEAN ROBOTICS APS
Dinamarca
Aportación de la UE
€ 530 500
Dirección
Klokkestobervej 18
5230 Odense M
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 344 625
Dirección
42 Rue Paul Duez
59800 Lille
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FURHAT ROBOTICS AB
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 418 000
Dirección
Lindstedtsvagen 24, Tr 5
114 28 Stockholm
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)