robotics

Augmented Robotics for Learners: A Case Study on Optics

In recent years, robots have been surfing on a trendy wave as standard devices for teaching programming. The tangibility of robotics platforms allows for collaborative and interactive learning. Moreover, with these robot platforms, we also observe …

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.

Robot Writing

Context Handwriting is one of the most important motor skill we learn as human. Children with handwriting difficulties can find their academic impacted and often succeed less at school. A scenario, using tangible robots (Cellulo) combined with voice assistant for upper-arm rehabilitation will be implemented to show the potential of this new ros-package. Goals & Milestones During this project, the student will: Learn about Alexa/ Google Home SDK, and ROS Develop a ROS package that enables to access voice-assistant features Develop a Cellulo Rehabilitation Game Test the game with a pilot experiment Topics Voice-Assistant, Human-Robot Interaction, ROS

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.