robotics

Persuasive Robots - Exploring Behavioural Styles

Context Social robots are foreseen to be encountered in our everyday life, playing assistant or companion roles. Recent studies showed the potential overtrust towards social robots [1], which can be in the end armful for the user, as robots may collect sensitive information. Behavioural styles, propose a way to vary robot's express itself within the same context. Given a gesture, it allows to manipulate the keyframes in order to generate variation of this gesture.

Voice for ROS

Context Natural language is an important part of communication since it offers an intuitive and efficient way of conveying ideas to another individual. Enabling robots to efficiently use language is essential for human-robot collaboration. In this project, we aim to develop an interface between voice assistant engines (Alexa; SDK or Google Home Assistant) and ROS (Robotics Operating System). By doing this, we will be able to use the powerful dialogue systems developed for voice assistant in human-robot interaction scenario.