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Applications of Personal Robotics for Interaction and Learning

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Project "APRIL" data sheet

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Coordinator
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH 

Organization address
address: DRAKE CIRCUS
city: PLYMOUTH
postcode: PL4 8AA
website: www.plymouth.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website http://april-robots.org
 Total cost 1˙345˙614 €
 EC max contribution 1˙345˙614 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-EID
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2019-12-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH UK (PLYMOUTH) coordinator 819˙863.00
2    SOFTBANK ROBOTICS EUROPE FR (PARIS) participant 525˙751.00
3    Fondazione Centro San Raffaele IT (MILANO) partner 0.00
4    HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN DE (BERLIN) partner 0.00
5    METRALABS GMBH NEUE TECHNOLOGIEN UND SYSTEME DE (ILMENAU) partner 0.00
6    OSAKA UNIVERSITY JP (OSAKA) partner 0.00
7    SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA IT (PISA) partner 0.00
8    SONY CSL Tokyo JP (Tokyo) partner 0.00

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 Project objective

The aim of personal robotics is to design companion robots that can live and interact with people in a very intuitive way. This requires designing robots that are capable of adapting to the human users, via learning during interaction. This proposal aims at the timely establishment of the first European Industrial Doctorate in “Applications of Personal Robotics for Interaction and Learning” (APRIL) to train future researchers and engineers for the emerging field of personal robotics. APRIL strategically adopts a key entrepreneurial ethos which will equip PhD students with radical cross-sector and interdisciplinary skills and mind-set, by combing research on developmental and social cognitive systems with hands-on experiments on the application of human-robot interaction and assistive systems. APRIL is the result of the strategic synergies of Plymouth University Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems with its international leadership and reputation as UK and European hub in cognitive developmental robotics and human-robot interaction, and with Aldebaran Robotics A-Lab R&D Division which has the world leading market position in the personal robotics industry with the robots NAO and Pepper. This is complemented by six international partners from industry (SONY Corporation, MetraLabs GmbH), academia (Osaka, Humboldt Berlin) and robot users (San Raffaele Hospital Milan and SSSA DomoCasa Pisa). The doctoral training strategy of the EID will implement the latest innovative PhD training approaches of situative and social constructivist learning theories with a unique Coaching Programme for a tailored Individual Skills Development Plan, peer-support and student-centred cohort activities, as well as a strong leadership skills programme for continuous professional development. The two beneficiaries will contribute with a pool of over 12 academic and industry supervisors and will fund 5 additional PhD bursaries to match the EID cohort of the 5 Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie funded ESR

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
White Paper on Master and PhD Curricula for Personal Robotics Documents, reports 2020-04-16 15:08:40
Integration S&T Milestones demos Documents, reports 2020-04-16 15:08:51
PhD Thesis - Award of doctoral degrees Other 2020-04-16 15:08:57
Scientific publications of ESRs’ work Documents, reports 2020-04-16 15:08:45
EID Website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-06-20 09:01:20
PhD Project proposals (RDC1) Other 2019-06-20 09:01:20
Draft Periodic Report Documents, reports 2019-06-20 09:01:20
Recruitment of 5 ESRs Other 2019-06-20 09:01:20
PhD Transfer reports Other 2019-06-20 09:01:21
Approved Ethics Documents Other 2019-06-20 09:01:20
Local training courses Other 2019-06-20 09:01:20
Interim Research Reports Documents, reports 2019-06-20 09:01:21
Supervisory Board of the Network Other 2019-06-20 09:01:20
Data Management Strategy Other 2019-06-20 09:01:20
Recruitment and Equality Strategy Documents, reports 2019-06-20 09:01:20

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of APRIL deliverables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Angelo Cangelosi, Matthew Schlesinger
From Babies to Robots: The Contribution of Developmental Robotics to Developmental Psychology
published pages: 183-188, ISSN: 1750-8592, DOI: 10.1111/cdep.12282
Child Development Perspectives 12/3 2020-01-30
2019 Alexandre Antunes, Alban Laflaquiere, Tetsuya Ogata, Angelo Cangelosi
A Bi-directional Multiple Timescales LSTM Model for Grounding of Actions and Verbs
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2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019) 2019-12-16

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