Computer Science Atlas Talk
|Dates:||9 December 2020|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Computer Science|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
Join us for the next Computer Science Atlas Talk (online) on Wednesday 9 December 2020
Title: Interacting with Socially Intelligent Robotics
Speaker: Kerstin Dautenhahn, Canada Chair at Univ. Waterloo , social robotics
Abstract: The talk will outline some ongoing research projects in the Social and Intelligent Robotics (SIRRL) lab at University of Waterloo. My lab is interested in studying how robots can “naturally”, and in a socially acceptable manner interact with people. We are currently targeting a variety of research issues ranging from fundamental questions of how to improve human-robot interaction, e.g. using co-adaptation based on physiological measurements, or developing techniques to support remote studies on gaze behavior in human-robot interaction, to applications of social robots e.g. in assistive technology, including the design of a new robot called MyJay built here in Waterloo, and search and rescue applications where autonomous robots need to communicate efficiently with human team members, using multimodal, and affective expressions. I will briefly outside different projects, highlighting challenges and directions for future work.
(Host: Clare Dixon)
Organisation: University of Waterloo, Ontario
Biography: Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, IEEE Fellow is Canada’s 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Roboticsat University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She has a joint appointment with the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Engineering and is cross-appointed with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at University of Waterloo. She is the director of the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory. The main research areas are Human-Robot Interaction, Social Robotics, Assistive Technology and Artificial Life. Before moving to Canada in 2018 she founded and coordinated the Adaptive Systems Research Group at University of Hertfordshire, UK for 18 years.
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