Chapter 72 — Social Robotics

Explaining a typical session with Sunflower as a home companion in the Robot House

The video illustrates and explains one of the final showcases of the European project LIREC (http://lirec.eu/project) in the University of Hertfordshire Robot House. The Sunflower robot, developed at UH, provides cognitive and physical assistance in a home scenario. In the video, one of the researchers, Dag Syrdal, explains a typical session in long-term evaluation studies in the Robot House. Sunflower has access to a network of smart sensors in the Robot House. The video also illustrates the concept of migration (moving of the robot's mind/AI to a differently embodied system).
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The work described in this paper was conducted within the EU Integrated Projects LIREC (Living with Robots and interactive Companions) funded by the European Commission under contract number FP7-215554. Thanks to the LIREC research team at University of H
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