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An international partnership where SBRE puts forward Pepper to answer user specific needs - How can technology support the worldwide issue of the ageing populations and the complexity of human connections? SBRE committed into the CARESSES program to integrate a system that plans the robot's actions according to a relevant cultural knowledge base.
CROWDBOT, an European Collaborative project enables robots to freely navigate and assist humans in crowded areas. - Today’s moving robots stop when a human, or any obstacle is too close, to avoid impact. This prevents robots from entering packed areas and effectively performing in a high dynamic environment. CROWDBOT aims to fill in the gap in knowledge on close interactions between robots and humans in motion.
We made Pepper the robot play games of skill with AI (Artificial Intelligence) at SBRE - SBRE AI Lab (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) taught Pepper how to successfully throw a ball in a cup and a dart at the dartboard (they are exactly the same dynamic problem) using dexterity and a bit of dynamical systems theory. Here is the story of what it takes to match elementary games and robotics.
Experimenting the flexible and efficient Android library on Pepper’s tablet - Light and flexible, Lottie is a popular mobile library to make 2D animations on Android devices such as Pepper’s tablet. Indeed, Pepper is not just a voice user interface, but the tablet animations are very helpful in improving the interactive efficiency of the robot. At SoftBank Robotics we already tried out Lottie and there is what we found.