learning by imitation
Contact: Yuval Marom
Last updated: Mon Dec 10 12:32:06 2001
What is a social robot? No, it is not a robot that organizes or goes
to parties (although it would be pleasant!).
Sociality implies interactional relationships. An agent able of
interactive, communicative behaviour would be considered as social.
Our current research tackles some aspects of social behaviour applied
to robots, as described below.
Learning by Imitation. Interactive relationships between two
agents conduct one agent to learn to develop new skills by the
observation and then the imitation of a second agent.
- Social Interactions.
- Gait Recognition. This project studies how an agent can learn to
recognize another agent though its way of walking.
- Face Recognition. This project tackles the problem of how to recognize
faces among other objects.
Learning to Communicate. Interactions often means communication. We study how communication
abilities can be learned as part of general learning abilities.
- the Cat Project. The
idea is to build a robust robotic cat capable of surviving in a real
academic environment for weeks without human intervention. Heat sensors
for detecting living-human beings and ears would provide it with a way
to possibly recognize and interact with humans.
Home pages of people in our group involved in these projects include
Recent MSc Projects