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SOcial Cognitive Robotics in The European Society

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.
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Coordinator

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Address

Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 527 318,64

Participants (6)

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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

OREBRO UNIVERSITY

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 527 318,64

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 780 901,56

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

Partners (8)

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PAL ROBOTICS SL

ADELE ROBOTS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Alfred Nobel Science Park

Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP

Center for Digital Innovation

UMINOVA INNOVATION AB

Asea Brown Boveri SA

FUNDACIO ACE

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721619

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 874 726,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 874 726,44

Coordinated by:

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden