Rachid Alami invited as a Plenary Keynote Speaker at IEEE RO-MAN 2019
Rachid Alami, head of Robotics and InteractionS - RIS Team, has been invited as a "Plenary Keynote Speaker" at The 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication, in October from 14th to 18th in New Delhi, India.
His presentation intitulted "On Human-Robot Joint Action" adressed some key decisional issues that are necessary for a cognitive and interactive robot which shares space and tasks with humans.
In fact, this was about on a constructive approach based on the identification and the effective implementation of individual and collaborative skills. The system is comprehensive since it aims at dealing with a complete set of abilities articulated so that the robot controller is effectively able to conduct in a flexible manner a human-robot collaborative problem solving and task achievement. These abilities include geometric reasoning and situation assessment based essentially on perspective-taking and affordances, management and exploitation of each agent (human and robot) knowledge in a separate cognitive model, human-aware task planning and interleaved execution of shared plans. He also touched on discuss the key issues linked to the pertinence and the acceptability by the human of the robot behaviour, and how this influence qualitatively the robot decisional, planning, control and communication processes.