Advancing intuitive human-machine interaction with human-like social capabilities for education in schools




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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 765955

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ESR4 - Synthesis of Multi-Modal Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction


Main host institution: SBR 

Supervisor: Amit Pandey (SBR), in association with Catherine Pelachaud, Mohamed Chetouani (UPMC) and Ana Paiva (INESC-ID)

Secondment institution: INESC ID; UPMC, UU

Objectives: For natural human robot interaction, multi-modality of communication is very important, which includes animation of gesture, micro motions, eye blinking, movement, etc. Further the need of being socially intelligent adds the dimension of generating high-level interaction behaviours, which includes being active listener as well and incorporate the notions of turn giving and taking, perspective taking, etc. And all these should be harmonized with situated dialog instantiation by the robot. Hence, there is a great need of investigation at the cross section of Animation, Robotics and Human Behavioural Psychology, to come up with a coherent functional and theoretical framework for Socially Intelligent Human Robot Interaction, which will be the main focus of this ESR project. 


Expected results: Completed PhD dissertation, development of Proof of concept interaction system, scientific publications in international journal and conference 


For further information, contact:  Amit Pandey

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