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    • A cognitive architecture for automatic gardening 

      Agostini, Alejandro Gabriel; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Fischbach, Andreas; Scharr, Hanno; Woergoetter, Florentin; Torras, Carme (2017-06-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      In large industrial greenhouses, plants are usually treated following well established protocols for watering, nutrients, and shading/light. While this is practical for the automation of the process, it does not tap the ...
    • A quantitative analysis of dressing dynamics for robotic dressing assistance 

      CHANCE, GREG; Jevtic, Aleksandar; Caleb-Solly, Praminda; Dogramadzi, Sanja (2017)
      Article
      Open Access
      Assistive robots have a great potential to address issues related to an aging population and an increased demand for caregiving. Successful deployment of robots working in close proximity with people requires consideration ...
    • A real-time human-robot interaction system based on gestures for assistive scenarios 

      Canal Camprodon, Gerard; Escalera, Sergio; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio (2016)
      Article
      Open Access
      Natural and intuitive human interaction with robotic systems is a key point to develop robots assisting people in an easy and effective way. In this paper, a Human Robot Interaction (HRI) system able to recognize gestures ...
    • Aibo JukeBox : a robot dance interactive experience 

      Angulo Bahón, Cecilio; Comas-Fernandez, Joan; Pardo Ayala, Diego Esteban (2011-06)
      Article
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      This paper presents a human-robot interaction system based on the Aibo platform. This robot is both, complex and empathetic enough to generate a high level of interest from the user. The complete system is an interactive ...
    • An interactive robotic system for human assistance in domestic environments 

      Vinagre Ruiz, Manuel; Aranda López, Juan; Casals Gelpi, Alicia (2014)
      Article
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      This work introduces an interactive robotic system for assistance, conceived to tackle some of the challenges that domestic environments impose. The system is organized into a network of heterogeneous components that share ...
    • Can children take advantage of Nao gaze-based hints during gameplay? 

      Mwangi, Eunice; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Barakova, Emilia; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Rauterberg, Mattias (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      This paper presents a study that analyzes the effects of robots’ gaze hints on children's performance in a card-matching game. We conducted a within-subjects study, in which children played a card game “Memory” in the ...
    • Children’s imaginaries of human-robot interaction in healthcare 

      Vallès Peris, Núria; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio; Domènech Argemí, Miquel (2018-05-12)
      Article
      Open Access
      This paper analyzes children’s imaginaries of Human-Robots Interaction (HRI) in the context of social robots in healthcare, and it explores ethical and social issues when designing a social robot for a children’s hospital. ...
    • Control de robots en neurorehabilitación: desde sensores neurales a sensores portables 

      Casals Gelpi, Alicia; Aranda López, Juan; Muñoz Morgado, Luis Miguel; Vinagre Ruiz, Manuel; Martínez Velasco, Antonio Benito; Jané Campos, Raimon; Amat Girbau, Josep (2017-07-06)
      External research report
      Open Access
      Las interfaces BCI tienen ya un cierto grado de desarrollo en el ámbito del diagnóstico y de la interacción persona-computador, sin embargo su aplicación al control de dispositivos robóticos está todavía muy limitado debido ...
    • Directing attention through gaze hints Improves task solving in human-humanoid interaction 

      Mwangi, Eunice; Barakova, Emilia; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Rauterberg, Mattias (2018-04-02)
      Article
      Open Access
      In this paper, we report an experimental study designed to examine how participants interpret and perceive social hints from gaze exhibited by either a robot or a human tutor when carrying out a matching task. The underlying ...
    • Diseño de tareas persona-robot en el ámbito académico 

      Masó Clota, Bisnu; Ponsa Asensio, Pere; Tornil Sin, Sebastián (2020-09-23)
      Article
      Open Access
      Este artículo expone la necesidad de adaptación del currículo universitario a las nuevas tecnologías, en concreto en aspectos de robótica colaborativa. Y se incide cómo, a través de la disciplina interacción persona-ordenador, ...
    • Estudi i programació d'un robot col·laboratiu pel desenvolupament d'una tasca d'interacció home-màquina guiada per veu 

      Chueco Martínez, Ivan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-06)
      Master thesis
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      El projecte que es presenta té la finalitat d’obtenir una programació que permeti la interacció entre un robot col·laboratiu (també anomenat cobot) i un humà mitjançant la veu, i amb l’objectiu de completar una tasca ...
    • Evaluating Group-Robot Interaction in Crowded Public Spaces: A Week-Long Exploratory Study in the Wild with a Humanoid Robot Guiding Visitors Through a Science Museum 

      Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Paillacho Chiluiza, Dennys Fabian; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio; Torres Carbonell, Oriol; González, Jonathan; Albo-Canals, Jordi (2015-05-18)
      Article
      Open Access
    • Evaluating Group-Robot Interaction in Crowded Public Spaces: A Week-Long Exploratory Study in the Wild with a Humanoid Robot Guiding Visitors Through a Science Museum 

      Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Paillacho Chiluiza, Dennys Fabian; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio (2015-12-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      This paper describes an exploratory study on group interaction with a robot guide in an open largescale busy environment. For an entire week, a humanoid robot was deployed in the popular Cosmocaixa Science Museum in Barcelona ...
    • Exploiting the robot kinematic redundancy for emotion conveyance to humans as a lower priority task 

      Claret Robert, Josep Arnau; Venture, Gentiane; Basañez Villaluenga, Luis (2017-01-17)
      Article
      Open Access
      Current approaches do not allow robots to execute a task and simultaneously convey emotions to users using their body motions. This paper explores the capabilities of the Jacobian null space of a humanoid robot to convey ...
    • Externalising moods and psychological states to smooth pet-robot/child interaction through bluetooth communication 

      Larriba, Ferran; Raya Giner, Cristóbal; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio; Albo Canals, Jordi; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Boldú, Roger (Springer International Publishing, 2015-02-02)
      Part of book or chapter of book
      Open Access
      Nowadays have already passed more than two years since PATRICIA research project about using pet robots to reduce pain and anxiety in hospitalized children was started and the advances made are more than significant. ...
    • Gamification in stroke rehabilitation 

      De Castro Cros, Martí (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-07-12)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Stroke has a high incidence in the population and it is one of the leading causes of functional impairments among adults. Brain damage rehabilitation is still a relatively undeveloped field and some research lines are ...
    • Human - Humanoid Robot Interaction: The 20Q Game 

      Pardo Ayala, Diego Esteban; Franco Genís, Oscar; Sàez Pons, Joan; Andrés, Amara; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio (Springer, 2012)
      Conference report
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      This article introduces the development of a human-robot interaction’s system. The NAO humanoid robot has been programmed to play the popular 20 questions (20Q) game. The system includes modules for both, speech recognition ...
    • Human-robot collaborative navigation search using social reward sources 

      Dalmasso Blanch, Marc; Garrell Zulueta, Anais; Jimenez Schlegl, Pablo; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (2019)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      This paper proposes a Social Reward Sources (SRS) design for a Human-Robot Collaborative Navigation (HRCN) task: human-robot collaborative search. It is a flexible approach capable of handling the collaborative task, ...
    • Human-robot Interface based on Stretchable sensors 

      Ballesteros Fernandez, Julen (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-09-07)
      Master thesis
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      Covenantee:   Inch'ŏn Taehakkyo
      Since their conception, robots have been created to help human beings in their work and daily tasks, gradually becoming an important part of the technological society. Today, robots are involved in many areas of people's ...
    • Improving ergonomics in teleoperation 

      Muñoz Morgado, Luis Miguel (2014-11-25)
      Article
      Open Access
      This paper presents a brief introduction to the author's research focusing on assisted teleoperation through improved interfaces.