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SOCRATES - SOcial Cognitive Robotics in The European Society

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Amy Loutfi

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The aim of SOCRATES is to implement a successful multidisciplinary and intersectoral European training network for 15 PhD students, to develop the field of Social Robotics focusing on Interaction Quality aspects, with a clear application focus on Robotics in Eldercare. To support them and their training, a consortium comprising seven universities/research institutes, three industrial partners, two end-user oriented partners, and three business oriented organisations has been formed.

ORU employs two PhD students, one of them focuses on sliding autonomy, i.e. how much the operator needs to steer the robot and how much the robot can do autonomously. The other focuses on methods to evaluate the interaction quality between the human and the robots using qualitative and quantitative methods.

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  • European Commission