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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64

Participants (6)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 780 901,56
Address
.
84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (8)

PAL ROBOTICS SL
Spain
Address
Calle Pujades 77 79 4O 4A
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADELE ROBOTS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Address
Pque Tecnologico De Asturias Edificiio Ceei
33428 Llanera Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Alfred Nobel Science Park
Sweden
Address

Karlskoga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CDI - Negev Ltd.
Israel
Address
Haenergia 77
Beer-sheba
Activity type
Other
UMINOVA INNOVATION AB
Sweden
Address
Tvistevagen 47
907 19 Umea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Asea Brown Boveri SA
Spain
Address
Calle Cronos 57
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO ACE
Spain
Address
Marques De Sentmenat 57
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations