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Summary of Research Activities

Publications

Selected international journals and peer reviewed conferences Read more >

Selected Research Projects

This is a selection of Artificial Intelligence research projects. Typically, the projects extend over a three-year period, and are done in partnership with private companies and/or public institutions. The goal is to advance research, while reaching out towards society. Read more >

  • Luxembourg United Soccer Game

    Luxembourg United Robot Soccer Team

    Luxembourg University-SnT Interdisciplinary Research Center, Computer Science Dates: Started Jan.2016- Sept.2017 – Role: project Lead. Launch Luxembourg first National robot soccer team Luxembourg United to motivate students, address key research questions, provide input to... Read More

  • Cooperative Robots in Modern Art Museum (CoRobots)

    Musee d’Art Moderne de Luxembourg (MUDAM), SnT, Ville de Luxembourg., Date: 01/03/2015 – 30/09/2015 – Role: project initiator and Lead. During the 6-months exhibit on Science and Art at the museum, this project provides... Read More

  • Copains Smart House Diagram and Neo Robot

    Mobile Service Robots for senior citizens (CoPAInS)

    National Research Fund (FNR), SnT, Hoellef Dohem (Health Services), Date: 01/01/2011 – 31/12/2014 – Budget: 486,000.00€ – Role: Project initiator and Lead (co-author Antonis Bikakis). The goal in Conviviality and Privacy in Ambient Intelligent... Read More

  • Smart home project diagram

    Secure and Reliable Smart Homes

    POST Luxembourg, SnT, HotCity, Wifi-VdL Date: 01/07/2013 – 01/07/2016 – Budget: 100, 000.00€ per year for three years – Role: Vice Principle Investigator (PI) In Secure and Reliable Cloud-Based Solutions for SmartHome (SeRCome), the... Read More

  • Security and usability Trade-offs at Ville de Luxembourg

    University of Luxembourg, SnT, Ville de Luxembourg, Date: 01/03/2012 – 31/08/2014 – Budget: (about 200,000€ per year for 3 projects) – Role: project Lead. The goal in this project is to define the trade-offs... Read More

  • Pepper Robot

    Pepper Robot, Guide in History Museum

    Ville de Luxembourg, SnT Research Center Dates: 4 year project 1/1/2016-31/12/2019 – Role: project Lead. Provide Luxembourg largest museums, with humanoid mobile service robots (Pepper) to interact with visitors, give them advice (ex: schedule... Read More

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Awards

Committees

Selected program and/or review committees Read more >

  • RDA2-ETHICS’15, Rights, Duties and Ethics of Autonomous Agents

  • MIWAI 2015, 9th Multi-disciplinary International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence

  • COIN 2015, 18th International Workshop on Coordination, Organisations, Institutions and Norms, and PC member for COIN-14 book

  • PAAMS 2015, 13th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

  • SAM 2014, 13th International Conference on Security and Management

  • MIWAI 2014, 8th Multi-disciplinary International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence

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