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Advancing intuitive human-machine interaction with human-like social capabilities for education in schools

Objective

ANIMATAS will establish a leading European Training Network (ETN) devoted to the development of a new generation of creative and critical research leaders and innovators who have a skill-set tailored for the creation of social capabilities necessary for realising step changes in the development of intuitive human-machine interaction (HMI) in educational settings. This will be achieved through (1) a transnational network of universities and industrial partners that will supervise and deliver specialized training for early stage researchers (ESRs), and (2) the cross-fertilization of state-of-the-art methods from the domains of social robotics, embodied virtual characters, social and educational sciences in order to facilitate the development of skills necessary to design machines capable of engaging in intuitive sustained encounters with teachers and children. The ETN will ensure an integrative approach to the development of new capabilities with a view to their impact on whole system performance in terms of the complete HMI loop. This will be done by building industry–guided showcases that integrate the social capabilities developed by the ESRs. The participation of industrial partners will support the translation of new academic results to the market-place and a better transfer of knowledge between different sectors. The exposure of the non- academic sector to the ESRs has a great market potential that our industrial partners aim to capitalize upon in terms of recruiting young talents after the end of the project and adopting ANIMATAS’ advances in intuitive HMI for future product lines. This will greatly benefit the ESRs, which will be provided with new career perspectives in the social robotics and ed-tech industries. The ETN will strengthen Europe’s capacity in research and innovation by nurturing a new generation of highly skilled ESRs with an entrepreneurial mind-set and an understanding of intuitive HMI and potential products in these emerging markets.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Coordinator

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20

Participants (7)

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 795 680,28
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOFTBANK ROBOTICS EUROPE
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue Colonel Pierre Avia 43
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (8)

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM
United States
Address
Linden Drive 1220 Vanhise Hall 1860
53706 Madison Wi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FURHAT ROBOTICS AB
Sweden
Address
Lindstedtsvagen 24, Tr 5
114 28 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
3551 Trousdale Pkwy Adm 352
90089 5013 Los Angeles Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMMERSION
France
Address
3 Rue Raymond Lavigne
33100 Bordeaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDMIND - ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS LDA
Portugal
Address
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar - Polo Tecnologico De Lisboa Lote 1
1600546 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Interactive Robotics B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Mekelweg 4
2628 CD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION MOBSYA
Switzerland
Address
Chemin Du Closel 5
1020 Renens Vd
Activity type
Research Organisations