TERESA: a socially intelligent semi-autonomous telepresence system

Kyriacos Shiarlis, Joao Messias, Maarten van Someren, Shimon Whiteson, Jaebok Kim, Jered Hendrik Vroon, Gwenn Englebienne, Khiet Phuong Truong, Noé Pérez-Higueras, Ignacio Pérez-Hurtado, Rafael Ramon-Vigo, Fernando Caballero, Luis Merino, Jie Shen, Stavros Petridis, Maja Pantic, Lasse Hedman, Marten Scherlund, Raphaël Koster, Hervé Michel

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TERESA is a socially intelligent semi-autonomous telepresence system that is currently being developed as part of an FP7-STREP project funded by the European Union. The ultimate goal of the project is to deploy this system in an elderly day centre to allow elderly people to participate in social events even when they are unable to travel to the centre. In this paper, we present an overview of our progress on TERESA. We discuss the most significant scientific and technical challenges including: understanding and automatically recognizing social behaviour; defining social norms for the interaction between a telepresence robot and its users; navigating the environment while taking into account social features and constraints; and learning to estimate the social impact of the robot’s actions from multiple sources of feedback. We report on our current progress on each of these challenges, as well as our plans for future work.
Original languageEnglish
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Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2015
EventWorkshop on Machine Learning for Social Robotics 2015 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 26 May 201526 May 2015

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WorkshopWorkshop on Machine Learning for Social Robotics 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period26/05/1526/05/15

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  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7-ICT-2013-10
  • EWI-26143
  • IR-96985
  • METIS-312670
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/611153

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Shiarlis, K., Messias, J., van Someren, M., Whiteson, S., Kim, J., Vroon, J. H., ... Michel, H. (2015). TERESA: a socially intelligent semi-autonomous telepresence system. -. Paper presented at Workshop on Machine Learning for Social Robotics 2015, Seattle, United States.
Shiarlis, Kyriacos ; Messias, Joao ; van Someren, Maarten ; Whiteson, Shimon ; Kim, Jaebok ; Vroon, Jered Hendrik ; Englebienne, Gwenn ; Truong, Khiet Phuong ; Pérez-Higueras, Noé ; Pérez-Hurtado, Ignacio ; Ramon-Vigo, Rafael ; Caballero, Fernando ; Merino, Luis ; Shen, Jie ; Petridis, Stavros ; Pantic, Maja ; Hedman, Lasse ; Scherlund, Marten ; Koster, Raphaël ; Michel, Hervé. / TERESA: a socially intelligent semi-autonomous telepresence system. Paper presented at Workshop on Machine Learning for Social Robotics 2015, Seattle, United States.6 p.
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TERESA: a socially intelligent semi-autonomous telepresence system. / Shiarlis, Kyriacos; Messias, Joao; van Someren, Maarten; Whiteson, Shimon; Kim, Jaebok; Vroon, Jered Hendrik; Englebienne, Gwenn; Truong, Khiet Phuong; Pérez-Higueras, Noé; Pérez-Hurtado, Ignacio; Ramon-Vigo, Rafael; Caballero, Fernando; Merino, Luis; Shen, Jie; Petridis, Stavros; Pantic, Maja; Hedman, Lasse; Scherlund, Marten; Koster, Raphaël; Michel, Hervé.

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Shiarlis K, Messias J, van Someren M, Whiteson S, Kim J, Vroon JH et al. TERESA: a socially intelligent semi-autonomous telepresence system. 2015. Paper presented at Workshop on Machine Learning for Social Robotics 2015, Seattle, United States.