Project Description

socSMCs [2015-2019]

Socialising Sensori-Motor Contingencies, socSMCs. This project aims at the implementation of social behaviour in robots by modelling social interactions using sensory-motor patterns and action-effect contingencies, to achieve social human-robot interaction and cooperation.

Researchers will focus on understanding the biological process that make people react naturally when facing a stimulus, synchronise an action without words with a counterpart, or anticipate their movements and reactions. In fact, the term socSMCs (Socializing Sensorimotor Contingencies) is referred to socially relevant action-effect contingencies that cause human reactions.

The partners of the SocSMCs consortium are:

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany) COORDINATOR
University of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) SPECS
PAL Robotics (Spain)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
WML Berlin (Germany)
Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany)
University of Osnabrück (Germany)

socSMCs is supported by the Future Emerging Technologies (FET) call of the H2020 program.
Duration 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2018