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RAMCIP in the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2016

RAMCIP in the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2016

RAMCIP participated in the workshop entitled “Using Social Robots to Improve the Quality of Life in the Elderly” of this year’s International Conference on Social Robotics, which was held in Kansas City, USA, on November 2016, through the invited speech: “Vision-based perception and user-centric cognition methods for service robots to support MCI patients at home; the RAMCIP project approach”. The speech was given by the RAMCIP project Coordinator, Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras (CERTH).

Following a brief overview of the project, the speech presented RAMCIP advances in methods of robotic vision-based perception and user-centric cognition. Perception methods focus herein on the robust recognition and pose estimation of household objects and appliances (from small, graspable objects, through to large articulated ones), as well as on the hierarchical semantic mapping of the overall domestic environment. Moreover, following the tracking of human activity, the robot’s user-centric cognition methods focus on one hand on the human-aware, safe and socially acceptable robot navigation, and on the other, on autonomous decision making over when and how the robot should engage in an assistance provision intervention.