Imagine that your friends are visiting you at home for dinner today, and you need to re-organize the space to make room for everyone. However, you are alone and the furniture is too heavy. Lucky for you, you just purchased a robot whose strength you could use for moving tables, sofa, and so on; and … Continue reading What do you really want? The robot challenge of recognizing human intention.
While many researchers study computer vision, natural language processing, or robotics, we are mainly interested in the intersection of these three domains. Specifically, we are interested in Vision and Language Navigation (VLN). For an agent or a robot to perform VLN, it can perceive the 360-degree view of the environment and is given human instructions … Continue reading Bring me there: An Instruction Generation Approach for Vision and Language Navigation
More and more service robots are being developed to be used in houses or in medical faculties to help people with disabilities. Such robots need to be coded by people that are not experts in robotics but experts in other fields such as the medical fields, or even by the end-users themselves. For this is … Continue reading ESR 3 – Interactive kinesthetic teaching for conditional tasks
Social learning is the hallmark of human intelligence, allowing the human to rapidly adapt to new scenarios, learn new tasks and communicate knowledge that can be built on by others in a continuous setting. While new knowledge plays a role in its accumulation, it also supplements and revises previous knowledge to prevent the human from … Continue reading Learning social skills continuously like human
People have great expectations toward robots. We would like them to be independent, smart and capable of understanding our requests; we would like them to be able to accomplish tasks that are part of our daily life, and to help us in actions that we consider to be fairly easy. Unfortunately, robots and humans do … Continue reading Learning from experience: the way humans evolve, the way robots will
Theory of Mind or ToM was always a topic studied by psychological researchers to understand how the infants' cognitive process is developed. There were first mentioned at the end of the seventies Premack and Woodruff (1978), who referred to ToM as the ability to imputer mental states to self and others, including desires, knowledge, beliefs, … Continue reading ESR 8 – Theory of Mind for personalised interaction
PERSEO Winter School Save the date: 23-25 March 2022 - online format PERSEO WINTER SCHOOL - Ethics and Interdisciplinary Research Methods for Personalized Robotics. Organised by: University of Vienna, Research Group on Philosophy of Media and Technology and Noosware BV, Amsterdam The PERSEO Winter School offers a new forum for learning, exchange and in-depth investigation of … Continue reading PERSEO Winter School
EU project PERSEO is going to train 15 PhD students from various fields such as computer science, philosophy and psychology in how robotics technology can be personalized to address social, legal and ethical issues that arise with the uptake of personal robots. For everyone interested, PERSEO will be holding a live Q&A session, March 18 … Continue reading Webinar on Recruitment
PERSEO project is supporting the first TRAITS (The Road to a successful HRI: AI, Trust, and ethicS) Workshop that will be held @HRI 2021 online, the 16th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.
The project is starting on the 1st of January 2021. Our kick-off meeting is planned online on the 28th of January!