Radu Horaud's project, based on strong industry partnerships such as Samsung (SEC) and Softbank (SRE), convinced the jury by showcasing its numerous strengths:
- The use of software and programs already developed and tested on the NAO and PEPPER robots.
- A package of technologies that can be used on different types of humanoid robots.
- A project responding to three booming markets with strong demand: the institutions market, the services market and the mass consumer market.
- An answer to the growing needs of ageing populations, to whom these robots can provide a broad range of services.
- A multidisciplinary team capable of addressing current technological challenges, following numerous tests already carried out in the previous 'VHIA' ERC.
The VHIA software package will be developed for a total amount of 149,866 Euros.
The aim of this programme is to enable one or several humanoid robots to recognise, in a multimodal manner, sounds and gestures in order to understand human socialisation situations.
It is a big challenge and by obtaining this European grant Radu Horaud's team has a head star