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Enhancing Social Interaction with an AlterEgo Artificial Agent

Von 2013-02-01 bis 2016-07-31, Abgeschlossenes Projekt | AlterEgo Website

Projektdetails

Gesamtkosten:

EUR 3 834 912

EU-Beitrag:

EUR 2 920 000

Koordiniert in:

France

Aufruf zur Vorschlagseinreichung:

FP7-ICT-2011-9See other projects for this call

Finanzierungsprogramm:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

AlterEgo: Humanoid robotics and Virtual Reality to improve social interactions
The objective of <a href="http://www.euromov.eu/alterego/homepage/" target="_blank">AlterEgo</a> is the creation of an interactive cognitive architecture, implementable in various artificial agents, allowing a continuous interaction with patients suffering from social disorders. The AlterEgo architecture is rooted in complex systems, machine learning and computer vision. The project will produce a new robotic-based clinical method able to enhance social interaction of patients. This new method will change existing therapies, will be applied to a variety of pathologies and will be individualized to each patient. AlterEgo opens the door to a new generation of social artificial agents in service robotics.

Ziel

The objective of AlterEgo is the creation of an interactive cognitive architecture, implementable in various artificial agents, allowing a continuous interaction with patients suffering from social disorders, by virtue of changes in behavioural (robot-based) as well as morphological (avatar-based) properties of that agent. The AlterEgo architecture is rooted in complex systems, machine learning, and computer vision. The project includes research in fundamental and clinical neurosciences, interaction modeling, development of new computer-vision techniques and human-robot interfaces, as well as evaluation of the scenarios with patients before, during, and after training sessions. At the end of the project, we will produce a new robotic-based clinical method able to enhance social interaction of patients. This new method will change existing therapies, will be applied to a variety of pathologies, and will be individualized to each patient. The first challenge of this project is to create an avatar and a robot alter ego of a patient. Based on recent work in social robotics and neurosciences, we hypothesize that if patients face artificial agents morphologically and behaviourally similar to them, they will increase their social interaction. The second challenge is to transform the morphology and the behaviour of the similar artificial agent into that of a healthy and different agent. We assume that the smooth and continuous behavioural shift from similar/unhealthy to complementary/healthy social behaviour will lead to a better social rehabilitation. AlterEgo opens the door to a new generation of social artificial agents in service robotics. AlterEgo is an interdisciplinary project composed of 7 workpackages, at the interaction of Social Motor Neurosciences (UM1), Robotics (EPFL), Complex Systems Dynamics (UOB and UNEXE), Computer Vision (DFKI), and Psychiatry (CHU).

Koordinator

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France

EU-Beitrag: EUR 521 161


163 RUE AUGUSTE BROUSSONNET
34090 MONTPELLIER
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Jean-Michel Portefaix
Tel.: +33 4 67 14 49 71
Fax: +33434433119
E-Mail-Adresse

Teilnehmer

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

EU-Beitrag: EUR 535 372


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Aude Billard
Tel.: +41 216935464
Fax: +41 216937850
E-Mail-Adresse
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany

EU-Beitrag: EUR 676 098


TRIPPSTADTER STRASSE 122
67663 KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Didier Stricker
Tel.: +49 631205753500
Fax: +49631 20 575 3520
E-Mail-Adresse
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE MONTPELLIER
France

EU-Beitrag: EUR 446 300


AVENUE DU DOYEN GASTON GIRAUD 191
34000 MONTPELLIER
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Valérie HANDWEILER
Tel.: +33 4 67 33 96 43
Fax: +33 4 67 33 08 64
E-Mail-Adresse
UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER I.
Teilnahme ist beendet
France

EU-Beitrag: EUR 326 120


Bd Henri IV,5
34060 MONTPELLIER
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Claudine Coppin
Tel.: +33 4 34 43 33 48
Fax: +33 4 34 43 33 59
E-Mail-Adresse
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom

EU-Beitrag: EUR 247 184


THE QUEEN S DRIVE NORTHCOTE HOUSE
EX4 4QJ EXETER
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Sarah Hill
Tel.: +44 1392 726206
Fax: +44 1392 723686
E-Mail-Adresse
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom

EU-Beitrag: EUR 167 765


TYNDALL AVENUE SENATE HOUSE
BS8 1TH BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Julie Coombs
Tel.: +44 117 3315535
E-Mail-Adresse

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