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Social situation-aware perception and action for cognitive robots

From 2013-04-01 to 2016-03-31, closed project | SPENCER Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 264 357

EU contribution:

EUR 3 179 933

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

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

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

SPENCER will break new ground for cognitive systems in populated environments. While there is an increasing focus on making robots more socially aware, related approaches are still limited in their capacity to perceive, model and learn human social behavior and respond with appropriate actions in real-time from mobile platforms. SPENCER will systematically address these problems and advance the fields of perception of individual humans and groups, normative human behavior learning and modeling, socially-aware mapping, and socially-aware task, motion and interaction planning under real-world conditions.

Objective

SPENCER will break new ground for cognitive systems in populated environments. While there is an increasing focus on making robots more socially aware, related approaches are still limited in their capacity to perceive, model and learn human social behavior and respond with appropriate actions in real-time from mobile platforms. SPENCER will systematically address these problems and advance the fields of perception of individual humans and groups, normative human behavior learning and modeling, socially-aware mapping, and socially-aware task, motion and interaction planning under real-world conditions. In particular, by addressing these problems simultaneously in a multi-disciplinary project team, we will exploit synergies which will enable us to design cognitive systems that reach new levels of autonomy, efficiency, robustness, and safety in populated environments, optimizing the trade-off between objective and subjective performance measures. The project is motivated by an end-user market-pull and a technology-push. End-users seek innovative solutions to guide people and efficient mobile information provision. Robotics research meanwhile, has become suitably advanced to start considering humans as more than objects but as people with relationships, social rules and culturally diverse backgrounds. To this end, SPENCER will combine robotics research with social signal processing and socio-psychological user studies that will guide the learning process of socially normative robot behaviors into the relevant directions. The SPENCER consortium includes a large European airline as end-user that will deploy the SPENCER robotic demonstrator for the purpose of smart flow management of transfer passengers at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. This deployment has a large exploitation potential and is an excellent benchmark of the research developed in SPENCER given the demanding nature of airports as highly populated real-world environments.

Coordinator

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 816 953


FAHNENBERGPLATZ
79098 FREIBURG
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Kai Arras
Tel.: +4976120397946
Fax: +49 761 203 75 20
E-mail

Participants

BLUEBOTICS SA
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 332 415


PARC SCIENTIFIQUE DE L EPFL
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Nicola Tomatis
Tel.: +41 21 693 83 14
E-mail
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 451 343


TEMPLERGRABEN 55
52062 AACHEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Bastian Leibe
Tel.: +49 241 8020762
Fax: +49 241 8022731
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 216 334


Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Katrin Hörmann
Tel.: +49 89 289 22629
Fax: +49 89 289 22620
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France

EU contribution: EUR 585 434


RUE MICHEL ANGE 3
75794 PARIS
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Aline Duynslaeger
Tel.: +33 5 61 33 6006
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 505 517


DRIENERLOLAAN 5
7522 NB ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Benno Pals
Tel.: +31 534893702
E-mail
KONINKLIJKE LUCHTVAART MAATSCHAPPIJNV
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 30 050


AMSTERDAMSEWEG 55
1182 GP AMSTELVEEN
Netherlands
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Ruben Alblas
Tel.: +31 20 6486364
E-mail
OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 241 887


FAKULTETSGATAN 1
70182 OREBRO
Sweden
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Silvia Coradesci
Tel.: +4619303298
Fax: +4619303463
E-mail
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


Place Jussieu 4
75252 PARIS
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Ella Bouquet
Tel.: +33 1 44 27 97 77
Fax: +33 1 44 27 74 67
E-mail
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