WYSIWYD participates at the Barcelona Cognition Brain and Technology Summer school! http://bcbt.upf.edu/bcbt15/
What a better avenue for the consortium members to work together! The group worked on a project to define social interaction with the iCub.
2. SOCIAL ROBOTICS WITH THE ICUB
Intelligent artifacts and robots are expected to operate in complex physical and social environments. Whereas robots are slowly but surely being readied for the physical world, the social world is still at the horizon. The deployment of service and companion robots, however, requires that humans and robots do can understand each other and can communicate.
During BCBT this year, members of the WYSIWYD European project (wysiwyd.upf.edu) will advance the transparency of HRI by building on an advanced and recently developed paradigm comprising a humanoid robot iCub, a European standard platform for humanoid robotics (Metta, Sandini et al. 2008) and a tangible table top interface system (the ReacTable (Jorda, Kaltenbrunner et al. 2005)), that allows to exercise various levels of interaction between human users and a humanoid robot. The integration of the different components of the WYSIWYD project is based on the Distributed Adaptive Control (DAC) theory of mind, brain and behaviour (Verschure 2012).
Students motivated to participate in this adventure during the summer school are encouraged to enter in contact with members of the WYSIWYD team to define a project together.
TASKS: defined according to the respective interests of the students and the WYSIWYD team. Possible tasks include: attention selection, action recognition, behavior regulation, expression recognition.
KNOWLEDGE: Good practical knowledge in C++. Basic knowledge about YARP is a plus. Basic knowledge about iCub is a plus.
SUPERVISORS: The WYSIWYD team, lead by Clément Moulin-Frier and Jordi Puijò from SPECS@UPF.