‘Be the Bot – Robotic Alter Egos for Interactive Tele-Presence’
Antonio Bicchi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Università di Pisa

Recent research advancements in the field of robotics have made it possible not only to have machines that approach or beat the computational intelligence of humans, but are also capable of ever more natural motion and exploit the “physical” intelligence embodied in their structure. Informed by neuroscientific models of human behavior in interaction with the physical world, new robots can safely touch humans and the environment to physically act on it. New sensing and display tools make it possible for other senses than just vision to share information on the world between a robot and a human. The union of such technologies, together with a deeper understanding of how to interface humans and machines, is enabling a a new modality of control, whereby the human can interact with a remote environment through a physical avatar, with the robot executing the human’s intended actions and the human perceiving the context of his/her actions and their consequences.  In this talk I will survey some of the technologies that are finally enabling the long-standing idea of physical avatars, and present some of the results that we have obtained in this line of research.

Giovedì 28 giugno 2018, ore 14.30

UNIMIB, Sala Lauree del Dipartimento di Psicologia, U6 (3° piano)

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Prof.ssa Emanuela Bricolo