On Monday 13 October 2014 the Dutch Night of Science and Society took place (Avond van Wetenschap en Maatschappij; www.avondwenm.nl) in the Ridderzaal in the Hague.
During this yearly event scientists and non-scientists from different fields discussed topics with each other on the theme Blueprint for the future – the science of today is the world of tomorrow. One of the topics was the introduction of social robots. Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek introduced the topic of social robots in society to the table and Daphne Karreman supported the discussions with examples taken from the FROG project.
FROG has appeared on tweakers.net a Dutch website featuring news and information about hardware, software and the Internet. Members of the UT team explained and demonstrated the various capabilities of the robot. You can find the clip (which is in Dutch) here: FROG on tweakers.net
Maja Pantic leads the Intelligent Behaviour Understanding Group (iBUG) at Imperial College in London.
Ioannis Marras is a researcher from the Intelligent Behaviour Understanding Group (iBUG) at Imperial College, London. His research interests include image/video processing, computer vision and pattern recognition. During his work, he has developed multiple computer vision techniques for 2D/3D face tracking and 2D/3D face recognition in the wild.
Jie Shen is a researcher from the Intelligent Behaviour Understanding Group (iBUG) at Imperial College, London. His research interests include software engineering, human-robot interaction, and affect-sensitive human-computer interfaces. During his work, he has developed the HCI^2 Framework (http://ibug.doc.ic.ac.uk/resources/hci2-framework/), which is a software integration framework for human-computer interaction systems, currently being used in multiple research projects.
Jie Shen defended his PhD thesis, titled ‘Realising Affect-Sensitive Multimodal Human-Computer Interface: Hardware and Software Infrastructure‘, in May, 2014.
A collaborative project under the FP7-ICT-2011.2.1 Cognitive Systems and Robotics (a), (d) area of activity.