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, H. Siqueira, D. Fu, S. Magg, P. Barros, S. Wermter, C. Torras and G. Alenyà. Do I have a personality? Endowing care robots with context-dependent personality traits. International Journal of Social Robotics, 2021, to appear.

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  • A. Andriella, C. Torras and G. Alenyà. Short-term human-robot interaction adaptability in real-world environments. International Journal of Social Robotics, 12: 639-657, 2020.

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  • A. Andriella, C. Torras and G. Alenyà. Cognitive system framework for brain-training exercise based on human-robot interaction. Cognitive Computation, 12: 793-810, 2020.

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  • 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, 117: 20-29, 2018.

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Conference Publications

  • A. Andriella, R. Huertas, S. Forgas, C. Torras and G. Alenyà. Discovering SOCIABLE: Using a conceptual model to evaluate the legibility and effectiveness of backchannel cues in an entertainment scenario, 29th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2020, Naples, Italy (Virtual), pp. 752-759.

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  • A. Andriella, J. Lobo, C. Torras and G. Alenyà. Robot interaction adaptation for healthcare assistance, 2019 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence & Robotics in Service Interactions, 2019, Zaragoza, pp. 159-172.

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  • A. Andriella, C. Torras and G. Alenyà. Learning robot policies using a high-level abstraction persona-behaviour simulator, 28th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2019, New Delhi, India, pp. 1-8.

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  • A. Andriella, A. Suárez, J. Segovia, C. Torras and G. Alenyà. Natural teaching of robot-assisted rearranging exercises for cognitive training, 11th International Conference on Social Robotics, 2019, Madrid, in Social Robotics, Vol 11876 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 611-621, Springer.

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  • A. Taranović, A. Jevtić and C. Torras. Adaptive modality selection algorithm in robot-assisted cognitive training, 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2018, Madrid, pp. 4456-4461.

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  • 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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