Embodied Cooperative Communication Processes


According to the RoboCom++ vision, the Cooperative Robots of the future should be able to assist humans in a variety of tasks, from personal daily life to professional activities and to emergencies, like search and rescue in natural disasters well beyond what today is considered feasible.

The RoboCom++ Cooperative Robots will be effective in these real-world tasks because they will implement the simplification mechanisms (embodiment, situatedness, self-organization, simplexity, vicariance, etc.) evolved by nature to allow living systems to cope with the complexity of the real world and to achieve robust behaviour. The new paradigm robots  will not only be able to carry loads, move, find their way and interact and recognize

List of topics

  • Communication (language, emotions, gestures)
  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Human-pet Interaction
  • Haptic feedback
  • Programming by demonstrationts
  • Safety and dependability
  • Shared control
  • Social behaviours in the natural and artificial worlds
  • Development and Co-Development in Physical Agents
  • Collective behaviours
  • Working Group 4 Board (WG4B)

    Working Group 4 Experts

    Dario Floreano Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
    Juliette Kahn Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE), France
    Erol Sahin Middle East Technical University/KOVAN Research Lab (METU), Turkey
    Nikola Mišković University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER), Croatia
    Marija Seder University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER), Croatia
    Ilze Andersone Riga Technical University/Dept. Artificial Intelligence and Systems Engineering (RTU), Latvia
    Tamar Flash Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel
    Libor Preucil Czech Technical University, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetic (CTU),Czech Republic
    Marco Dorigo Université Libre de Bruxelles/ IRIDIA (ULB), Belgium
    Peter Sincak Technical University of Kosice (TUK), Slovakia
    Chris Melhuish Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), University of the West of England (UWE), United Kingdom