Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Sun, 2013-03-03 00:00
Lehmann, H., Syrdal, D., Dautenhahn, K., Gelderblom, G.J., Bedaf, S. M. A., Amirabdollahian, F. (2013), The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2013), February 24 – March 1, 2013 – Nice, France.
Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Tue, 2012-12-11 14:41
As required by Task T6.4, this deliverable identifies and begins to explore ethical norms that may be used to guide ACCOMPANY development and evaluation. It asks how multi-functioning humanoid robots, such as the Care-obot used by ACCOMPANY, improve on single-function robots and non-robotic telecare and telehealth technology given: a) how expensive they are to develop and b) existing ACCOMPANY plans and data collection. The delivrable proposes that one positive advantage of a multi-functioning humanoid robot is that it provides ‘presence’.
Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Tue, 2012-12-11 14:22
Deliverable 3.2 documents the first design and implementation of visualization of a part of a robotic companion’s memory. This feature is a specific module as part of the long-term memory system under development in WP3. Memory visualization of the robotic companion (Care-O-bot® 3) aims to support the user in remembering past events from the human-robot interaction history, including those that the user found ‘memorable’ (e.g.
Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Tue, 2012-12-11 00:00
In this deliverable report, we introduce the system that has been developed in the completion of T4.1: Data fusion for robust detection and identification objects and users. For object recognition, we fuse data from different modalities to improve the quality of available data for object modelling and detection. Concretely, the colour image data of a colour camera is combined with the depth information gained from stereo vision that is improved with the depth data of a time-of-flight sensor. The result is a dense coloured point cloud at a high resolution.
Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Mon, 2012-11-05 12:46
60 stakeholder representative groups attended the recent "Showcasing research to promote active ageing: from Rehabilitation robots to Assistive technologies and beyond" event hosted by KT Equal (http://kt-equal.org.uk/) and the ACCOMPANY and SCRIPT (http://scriptproject.eu/) projects at University of Hertfordshire.