Lecture: Next Generation Social Robots

Assistant Professor Nicolás Navarro-Guerrero, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University.

26.11.2018 | Jens Kargaard Madsen

Dato tir 04 dec
Tid 13:30 14:30
Sted Room 416, building 5125, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N

The dream and need for autonomous robots beyond the assembly line are coming together. This development is the product of a number of factors including a demographic change in all developed countries, deemed the silver tsunami, improvements on computing and machine learning techniques, the pervasive 3D, Dumb, Dangerous, and Dirty tasks, etc.

Despite the advances in machine learning and automation, there are numerous challenges we need to overcome before developing robots that can operate autonomously. Even with limited autonomy, robots have to be able to interact with humans in a natural and effortless manner. Such capabilities are not only indispensable for domestic robot applications but are also essential to guarantee safe and efficient operation in the production line. In this talk, I will discuss current human-robot interaction and social robotics research, my previous related-work and future challenges that I want to focus my research on.

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