[[(Intelligent) Networked Robot Systems for Symbiotic Interaction with
Children with Impaired Development|INSIDE]] (2014-2018)
The INSIDE initiative explores symbiotic interactions between humans and robots in joint cooperative activities, and addresses the following key research problems: 1) How can robots plan their course of action to coordinate with and accommodate for the cooactions of their human teammates?
2) How can task, context and environment information collected from a set of networked sensors be exploited to create more natural and engaging interactions between humans and robots involved in a joint cooperative activity in a physical environment? The proposed initiative involves the collaborative effort of the Computer Science Department at CMU and several Portuguese institutions (three research institutions and one hospital), as well as three Portuguese companies with extensive experience in the development of robot systems, human-computer speech interaction and compact biometric sensors.