SOCRATES (H2020) - with a focus on robotics for older adults
Our research contributions in these projects are in the areas of sensory-motor learning , Learning From Demonstration   , behavior/intent recognition  .
A recent field of activity concerns Understandability in robotics , i.e. how robots should communicate the contents of their artificial minds to interacting humans. In this work, we combine natural language understanding, dialogue management, intention recognition, and task planning.
For many years we worked intensively in the area of Field Robotics, with research on automation in forestry. In particular, we developed techniques for autonomous forest machines, with generous financial support from the Kempe Foundations. In the FP7 project CROPS we developed robots for harvesting and spraying of fruit and vegetable crops, and continued in the H2020 project SWEEPER, where the consortium with joint efforts succeeded in developing the first sweet-pepper harvesting robot demonstrated in greenhouse environments.
When we feel the urge, we also contribute to the public debate on AI and robots in society    .
Proceedings of Cultu-Ro 2022, Workshop on Cultural Influences in Human-Robot Interaction: Today and Tomorrow: 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man 22)