Research Project

SOCRATES: Social cognitive robotics in the European society

Type

European Project

Start Date

01/11/2016

End Date

31/10/2020

Project Code

H2020-MSCA-ITN-721619

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Project Description

The research in Social Robotics has a common theme of Interaction Quality, which is a concept for characterization of how a specific mode of interaction is fit for a given task, situation, and user. Interaction Quality often changes, for instance if an older adult gets tired and loses focus when interacting with a robot. Interaction Quality also depends on the robot’s functionality and design. In general, Interaction Quality is a complex interplay between several performance measures and design parameters. In SOCRATES we address these issues from a range of perspectives

The heart and soul of SOCRATES is our 15 PhD students! To support them and their training, a consortium comprising seven universities/research institutes, three industrial partners, two end-user oriented partners, and three business oriented organisations has been formed.

To address the aim of successful multidisciplinary and intersectoral training, SOCRATES training is structured along two dimensions: thematic areas and disciplinary areas. The thematic perspective encapsulates functional challenges that apply to R&D. The following five thematic areas are identified as particularly important, and hence are given special attention in the project: Emotion, Intention, Adaptivity, Design, and Acceptance. The disciplinary perspective encapsulates the necessity of inter/multi- disciplinary and intersectoral solutions.

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Project Publications

Journal Publications

  • A. Andriella, G. Alenyà, J. Hernández-Farigola and C. Torras. Deciding the different robot roles for patient cognitive training. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2018, to appear.

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Conference Publications

  • A. Taranović, A. Jevtić, J. Hernández-Farigola, N. Tantinyà, C. Abdelnour and C. Torras. Resource-based modality selection in robot-assisted cognitive training, 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2018, Chicago, USA, pp. 255-256.

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  • A. Taranović, A. Jevtić and C. Torras. Adaptable multimodal interaction framework for robot-assisted cognitive training, 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2018, Chicago, USA, pp. 327-328.

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  • S. Bensch, A. Jevtić and T. Hellström. On interaction quality in human-robot interaction, 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, 2017, Porto, Portugal, pp. 182-189.

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Other Publications

  • C. Torras. The Vestigial Heart. A Novel of the Robot Age. The MIT Press, 2018.

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