Toward Autonomous Social Robots in the Wild
School of Computer Science and Communication at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden –
As social robots move out of controlled laboratory environments to be deployed in the real world, a long-standing barrier is the need to respond and adapt to dynamic environments without the need for operator intervention. In this talk, I will present my past and current research on artificial intelligence mechanisms that enable robots to interact with people in dynamic, real-world social environments. I will also discuss limitations of the current state of the art in robotic technology suitable for realistic social environments, arguing that an improved understanding of how robots perceive, reason and act depending on their surrounding social context can lead to more natural, enjoyable and useful human-robot interactions in the long-term.
Iolanda Leite is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science and Communication at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. She holds a PhD in Information Systems and Computer Engineering from IST, University of Lisbon. She was a Research Assistant at the Intelligent Agents and Synthetic Characters Group (GAIPS) at INESC-ID Lisbon, a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Social Robotics Lab and an Associate Research Scientist at Disney Research Pittsburgh. Iolanda’s research interests are in the areas of artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction. She aims to develop autonomous socially intelligent robots that can assist people over long periods of time.
Date: 2017-Dec-21 Time: 10:00:00 Room: Room 1.38 – IST Taguspark
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.