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Anticipating the Future: How AI Can Revolutionize Human-Robot Collaboration

In our ever-evolving world, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into our daily lives continues to shape our future. One fascinating area of AI research is Long-Term Action Anticipation, a concept that has the potential to enhance human-robot collaboration for better proactive robot behavior. Imagine a world where robots not only understand what we're doing … Continue reading Anticipating the Future: How AI Can Revolutionize Human-Robot Collaboration

Unlocking the future of human-robot collaboration: understanding human intentions

In recent years, research in robotics has made remarkable strides, capturing our imaginations with the promise of machines working alongside humans to enhance our daily lives. One of the key advancements that is driving this innovation is Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), a field dedicated to improving the way robots assist us in various tasks. But what's … Continue reading Unlocking the future of human-robot collaboration: understanding human intentions

PERSEO at RO-MAN 2023, IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

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

Societies are evolving, and robots too.

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.

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

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 and customization: what if the role of the user in the adaptation changes how we perceive and interact with robots?

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?

Towards Better Human Behavior Understanding

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

Intelligence in navigation …

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 …