Category: Seminar

Learning with Sociable Robots and Artifacts

Sandra Y. Okita, Teachers College, Columbia University – Abstract: People often turn to others to improve their own learning. Technological artifacts (e.g. humanoid robots, pedagogical agents/avatars) often consist of human-like qualities ranging across appearance, behavior, and intelligence. These features often elicit a social response from…

TerraHidro: Modelação Hidrológica Distribuída

Sérgio Rosim, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brasil – Abstract: Apresentação das geotecnologias, pesquisas e desenvolvimentos de sistemas voltados para aplicações com dados espaciais na Divisão de Processamento de Imagens do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais – INPE, Brasil. O sistema TerraHidro, voltado para modelagem…

SCHOOLS ARE STUCK, CAN GAMES FIX THEM?

Francisco Miranda, SpotGames – Abstract: Today’s children and young people are increasingly disinvesting from their school paths. However, one approach has been dramatically effective in motivating all young people to pursue, in a dedicated and persistent way, personal (though seemingly virtual) self-improvement goals – games….

Socially Competent Robot Navigation

Chris Mavrogiannis, Cornell University – Abstract: Crowded human environments such as pedestrian scenes constitute challenging domains for mobile robots, for a variety of reasons including the heterogeneity of pedestrians’ decision making mechanisms, the lack of universal formal rules regulating traffic, the lack of channels of…

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