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SOcial Cognitive Robotics in The European Society

Objective

SOCRATES is a PhD training program for 15 young researchers, created to develop the field of Social Robotics with an application focus on Robotics in Eldercare.
The research in Social Robotics has a common theme of Interaction Quality, which is a concept for characterization of how a specific mode of interaction is fit for a given task, situation, and user. Interaction Quality often changes, for instance if an older adult gets tired and loses focus when interacting with a robot. Interaction Quality also depends on the robot’s functionality and design, and will be addressed from a range of perspectives in five research workpackages:
• Emotion: novel multi-modal methods to perceive human emotions from facial expressions, body motion, auditory and language cues
• Intention: new techniques to infer human goals and intention from natural language and video analysis
• Adaptivity: techniques to adapt a robot’s behaviour to user needs
• Design: Novel design methods for hardware, interfaces, and safety
• Acceptance: Procedures for evaluation of user acceptance
Additional value and impact is generated by the unique multidisciplinary collaboration between academic disciplines that normally do not work together; computer science, cognitive science, biomechanics, ethics, social psychology, and social science. Intersectoral collaboration between academia, caregivers, business developers, and robot manufacturers will further strengthen novelty and impact by ensuring that relevant needs are addressed, and that research result are both economically and technically feasible.
The outcome of SOCRATES will be a new generation of researchers with the ability to interact with scholars from different ‘schools-of-thought’ in areas that are well within as well as outside of their areas of expertise.

Coordinator

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Sweden

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Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Västerbottens län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Örebro län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 780 901,56
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
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€ 498 432,96
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (8)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

PAL ROBOTICS SL
Spain
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€ 0,00
Address
Calle Pujades 77 79 4o 4a
08005 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ADELE ROBOTS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
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€ 0,00
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Pque Tecnologico De Asturias Edificiio Ceei
33428 Llanera Asturias

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Principado de Asturias Asturias
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Alfred Nobel Science Park
Sweden
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€ 0,00
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Karlskoga

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
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London

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CDI - Negev Ltd.
Israel
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€ 0,00
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UMINOVA INNOVATION AB
Sweden
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€ 0,00
Address
Tvistevagen 47a
907 29 Umea

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Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Västerbottens län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Asea Brown Boveri SA
Spain
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€ 0,00
Address
Calle Cronos 57
28037 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FUNDACIO ACE
Spain
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€ 0,00
Address
Marques De Sentmenat 57
08014 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00