On August 28-31, four early-stage researchers and their supervisors, Silvia Rossi, Alessandra Rossi and Alessandro Di Nuovo, participated in the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication that was hold in Busan, South Korea. Georgios Angelopoulos presented the paper "Unveiling the Learning Curve: Enhancing Transparency in Robot's Learning with Inner Speech and … Continue reading PERSEO at RO-MAN 2023, IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Modern societies have spun the technology wheel at impressive velocities in the last decades. We dismissed cabled phones and noisy 56k modems in my opinion without proper grief. There was always a new, shiny object to replace the old one. New functionalities, new features and improved hardware led technology closer to normal people. The underline … Continue reading Societies are evolving, and robots too.
PERSEO at IROS 2022, International Conference on Robots and Intelligent Systems in Kyoto, Japan. Last week PERSEO, with three early-stage researchers and their supervisors, participated in the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Intelligent Systems in Kyoto, Japan. Georgios Angelopoulos presented the paper "You Are in My Way: Non-Verbal Social Cues for Legible Robot Navigation … Continue reading Perseo at IROS 2022, International Conference on Robots and Intelligent Systems in Kyoto, Japan.
Public outreach in the European Researchers' Night The European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide public event that displays science’s diversity and its impact on citizens’ daily lives in fun and inspiring ways. This year, the event occurred in 26 countries on Friday, 30 September 2022. The European Training Network on PErsonalized Robotics as SErvice Oriented applications – … Continue reading Public outreach in the European Researchers’ Night
Personalization is a well-known process that plays a role in product or interface design, and consumer psychology. The adaptation of both appearance and functionalities of a technology or a service to users’ preferences and needs has gained prevalence, even in the context of social robots. However, while the technical advances that enable the personalization of … Continue reading Personalization and customization: what if the role of the user in the adaptation changes how we perceive and interact with robots?
For service robots, an accurate understanding of human behavior is the basis for personalized interactions. With the vigorous development of computer vision technology in recent years, understanding human behavior from images has been a basically solved problem, which is also a well-known task – visual action recognition. But is this enough for a robot? In … Continue reading Towards Better Human Behavior Understanding
In our everyday life, we use simple tools to make our life easier, safer, or more independent. One example of a simple tool is the screwdriver. It is designed to pursue a specific goal, to turn screws, it cannot accomplish that goal without us, and it is unlikely to surprise us. Robots, on the contrary, … Continue reading Transparency and Robots.
In the past few decades, robots have become more accessible to industries and research. However, we are still far from what the sci-fi movies have presented many years ago: the multi-purpose robot-servants that are able to take over with ease any chore in the house. Why can’t we have that kind of robots yet? Well, … Continue reading Intelligence in navigation …
Research is the art of improving mankind’s knowledge. As soon as research joins forces with technological progress we are able to envision new tools and solutions for the problems of today and of the future. It has happened to all of us to see the 404 Page not found while browsing the internet. It’s annoying. … Continue reading Error 001: Robot misbehaved
Let’s start with what is Neuromorphic Computing and why all of a sudden researchers are getting attracted to it? So far, many computing techniques are implemented for different general/ specific applications, but energy efficiency is still a major issue in every computation. Especially in the case of training a neural network where data might contain … Continue reading Neuromorphic Computing for Real-Time Human-Robot Interaction