Advancing intuitive human-machine interaction with human-like social capabilities for education in schools (ANIMATAS)

Type: International Project Project

Duration: from 2018 Dec 01 to 2021 Dec 31

Financed by: Horizon 2020

Prime Contractor: Université Pierre e Marie Curie (University) -France

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ANIMATAS will establish a leading European Training Network (ETN) devoted to the development of a new generation of creative and critical research leaders and innovators who have a skill-set tailored for the creation of social capabilities necessary for realising step changes in the development of intuitive human-machine interaction (HMI) in educational settings. ANIMATAS focuses on the following objectives: 1) Exploration of fundamental questions relating to the interconnections between robots and virtual characters’ appearance, behaviours and perception by people 2) Development of new social learning mechanisms that can deal with different types of human intervention and allow robots and virtual characters to learn in an unconstrained manner 3) Development of new approaches for robots and virtual characters’ personalised adaptation to human users in unstructured and dynamically evolving social interactions


  • EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (University) - Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Institut Mines Télécom (University) -France
  • Jacobs University Bremen CGMBH (University) - Bremen, Germany
  • KTH (University) - Stockholm, Sweden
  • R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal
  • Université Pierre e Marie Curie (University) -France
  • Uppsala University (University) - Uppsala, Sweden

Principal Investigators