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Chris Adams



social robots new


biological models

reinforcement learning

social robots new

learning by imitation

robot shaping


artificial life

LEGO project


Contact: Yuval Marom
Last updated: Fri Jan 12 14:03:47 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.

Current Projects

- 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.

Previous Projects

- The Gait Recognition project studies how an agent can learn to recognize another agent though its way of walking.

- The Face Recognition project tackles the problem of how to recognize faces among other objects.

- Learning to Communicate. Interactions oftern 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.


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