|Topic:||Exploiting the artificial skin on a Nao humanoid robot in social Human-Robot Interaction|
|Supervisor:||Hagen Lehmann Garant: Mgr. Matěj Hoffmann Ph.D.|
|Description:||The aim of the project is to test different robot interaction behaviours linked to peripersonal space and touch, using a humanoid robot (Nao), uniquely equipped with an artificial skin. The project involves the design and implementation of robot behaviors, and a series of experiments in which participants will interact with the robot in different scenarios requiring collaboration.|
|Instruction:||1. Familiarization with the Nao humanoid robot with tactile sensors.
2. Implementation of interaction behaviors consisting of arm, head and torso movements of the Nao robot.
3. Testing of these behaviors during human robot interaction experiments. These experiments will consist of a collaborative task, e.g. sorting of Lego blocks, the human and the robot have to do together.
a. use of data from tactile sensors as behavioral triggers
b. use of data from cameras and RGB-D (Kinect-like) sensors for the analysis of human reactions to the behaviors of the robot
4. Depending on the scope of the project - Analysis of the data collected during the experiments with respect to the interaction dynamics between the human and the robot/
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|Realization form:||code for the Nao robot (probably Python) and analysis|