Scientific Writer

Summary of Research Activities

Social Robotics Laboratory

I launched this lab in 2012, at the University of Luxembourg-SnT, as an interdisciplinary research lab, to invent the future of social robotics. When I left the University in 2017, the team comprised seven students. The robot team consisted of 13 Nao robots and 1 Pepper robot.

  • Cooperation and collaboration

    Imagine human-robot cooperation in the age of social media and AI. And what about robot to robot cooperation? Indeed, we want our robots to successfully work with each other: our robot assistant should be able to connect to the smart coffee machine, and take the package delivered by the drone. To study these cooperations, we have robots play team sport, like soccer.

    Read more: CoPAInS, Luxembourg United

  • Conviviality and privacy

    When interacting with humans, conviviality and friendliness are paramount. So is our privacy: We need to know that our data is safe. Seniors will have an increasingly active role while interacting with social robots. The next generation of home robots will do more tasks — and we want them to be social and secure.

    Read more: CoPAInS, CoRobots

  • Human-robot interface

    Today, voice-user interfaces like Alexa or Siri are increasingly part of our environments. We attribute personality traits to these virtual agents and engage with them. Does your robot understand what you say? How should your robot talk to you? We look at these issues particularly in different settings: healthcare, museum, and smart homes.

    Read more: CoPAInS, CoRobots, Pepper robot

  • Ambient Intelligence

    Sometimes called IoT, the Internet of Things, ambient intelligence will allow the connection between all our surrounding objects. This interconnected world is called a smart home, when it is a house, and a smart city or digital city, when it scales up to the size of a town or more. When all these object talk to each other. What happens to us?

    Read more: CoPAInS, Smart home, Pepper robot