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RESEARCH INDEX
Control and Automation

*Programming by Demonstration

*Human-Robot Interaction

*Entertainement


Neural Modeling & Computation

*Motion studies

*Neural Computation


Educational & Therapeutic Devices

*Robota

*WearCam

Research

Control and Automation

The recognition and reproduction of gestures and actions is a key element of autonomous humanoid robotics and natural human-machine interactions. The aim is to design robots able to capture the essence of a given gesture, so as to reproduce variants of the gesture in a new context. In order to accomplish this task, the robot must extract a coarse but adequate representation of the gesture.

Neural Modeling and Computation

Biological systems offer the best known examples of cognitive systems. It is thus very tempting to adopt a reverse engineering approach and try to model the behaviour of neural systems. This line of research reveals new insights into the kind of computations that might by implemented by the neural substrate, and their significance in the emergence of "intelligent" behaviour.

Educational and Therapeutic Devices

Robota is a doll-shaped robot, that has been developped at the LASA Lab at EPFL. It can engage in complex interactions with a human, by means of various modalities (acoustics, vision, speech and limb movements). Robota is also used as an educational and therapeutic tool, for example, with autistic children.


Last update: 11/11/09