TG relation: Yes, This workshop is organised with the sponsorship of two euRobotics Topic Groups: SIRo-SA TG (Socially Intelligent Robots and Societal Applications) Ai-CoR TG (Artificial Intelligence and Collaborative Robotics)
Project cluster relation: Yes: This workshop is organised by a project cluster. Afterwards you will find the name of the projects and the people involved that will be present at the workshop.
Already ended projects :
FP7 COGNIRON 2004-2008 (the cognitive robot companion, first EU-f
Areas mainly addressed: Autonomy, Collaborative Robots and cloud robotics
Main questions to be answered:
· Is a robot companion the right application for social robot? what are the possible applications, the ones that have already been envisioned (success/failure) and the ones that do not exist yet
· What prevent the deploiement of social robot besides general public today?
· what is missing, what are the key functionalities or capabilities that are still missing and prevent the deploiement of more robotic solution?
· What are our means of action, which path should we follow?
WS Description: “Developing cognitive robots whose “purpose in life” would be to serve humans as assistants or “companions”. Such robots would be able to learn new skills and tasks in an active open-ended way and to grow in constant interaction and co-operation with humans.” excerpt of the European Commission’s ‘Beyond Robotics’ workprogram (2004)
Almost 20 years later, it is clear that we do not yet achieve the level where we interact with such companion robots.
This workshop aims to ask the simple question: why? What is missing? Do we envision the wrong applications? Do robots still miss crucial functionalities to be able to enter into the real world? Is there something we can do? Are there already promising applications?
From this workshop and the discussions that will pop-up from it, we plan to write a white paper that will be submitted to a conference to share broadly with the community
Intended outcome: Workshop expected to create a roadmap or white paper
Approach: Last update about the workshop would be available there : https://www.laas.fr/projects/ai4hri/erf23-workshop
7 minutes Introduction Aurélie Clodic, LAAS CNRS, Toulouse, presentation of the workshop and related questions “Challenges for robots in the real world”
5 minutes Michael Beetz, Bremen University, “How can we benefit from virtual reality to boost robot development and test?”
5 minutes Luis Merino, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain, “Social robots as mediators”
8 minutes, PAL Robotics and Blue Frogs robotics, Robot Design challenges for the real world
15 minutes First question session: Miro or Slido session to brainstorm about possible applications, the ones that have already been envisioned (success/failure) and the ones that do not exist yet
15 minutes Second question session: Miro or Slido session to brainstorm about what is missing, what are the key functionalities or capabilities that are still missing and prevent the deploiement of more robotic solution?
15 minutes Third question session: Miro or Slido session to brainstorm about our means of action, which path should we follow?
5 minutes Wrap-up and plan for the white paper Aurélie Clodic, LAAS CNRS
The workshop will be hybrid so we can benefit from a larger participation. We will arrange the discussion with dedicated tools (such as MIRO or SLIDO).
Contributors: Workshop Organizers:
Aurélie Clodic, LAAS CNRS, Toulouse
Ely Repiso Polo, LAAS CNRS, Toulouse
Mona Abdel-Keream, Bremen University
Luis Merino, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain
PAL Robotics (https://pal-robotics.com/,) Francesco Ferro, Severin Lemaignan
Blue Frog Robotics (http://www.bluefrogrobotics.com/), Maud Verraes
Eurobotics TG support:
Amit Kumar Pandey, BeingAI, Paris (coordinator of the eurobotics SIRo-SA TG)
Markus Vincze, Vienna University (coordinator of the eurobotics Ai-CoR TG)
Takayuki Kanda, Kyoto University
Michael Beetz, Bremen University,
Raja Chatila, ISIR, Paris
Kerstin Fischer, South Denmark University
The workshop received the support of the artificial intelligence for human-robot interaction (ai4hri ai4hri.org) project (funded by ANR, DFG and JST ANR-20-IADJ-0006) and the support of ANITI: the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (https://aniti.univ-toulouse.fr/en/).
Further information: 0
· Aurélie Clodic, firstname.lastname@example.org, LAAS CNRS
· Ely Repiso, email@example.com, LAAS CNRS
· MonaAbdel-Keream, firstname.lastname@example.org, Bremen University
· Luis Merino, email@example.com, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain
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Room 107 – Floor 1
15 March - ELSE