This ERI falls under the general topic of Human-computer Interaction, one of the key strategic areas identified within the strategic plan for the CMU|Portugal Program. The INSIDE iniciative explores symbiotic interactions between humans and robots in joint cooperative activities (…).
In INSIDE we explore the scientific and technological challenges involved in developing symbiotic human-robot interactions in the context of a physical game involving children. We will investigate how to extend multiagent planning under uncertainty to cooperative scenarios involving human and robot agents. We will also investigate natural forms of interaction (including spoken interactions) and how contextual and environment information (collected by a sensor network) can improve the communication between robot and humn agents during joint collaborative tasks involving activities in a physical environment.