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307, 2023

SPRING Advisory Board’s 2023 recommendations

July 3rd, 2023|Categories: News|

The third Advisory Board (AB) meeting for the SPRING project took place on 15 March 2023. The consortium presented the achieved technical progress during the intermediary integration cycle of the project, and had fruitful exchanges with the members of the AB. The AB written recommendations, which praise the project's [...]

2905, 2023

User feedback from the intermediate validation experiments

May 29th, 2023|Categories: News|

Within the framework of the SPRING project, five use cases for a socially assistive robot in a hospital context are developed. a) The robot provides a reception or welcoming of the hospital users b) The robot delivers information and reminders on how to have safe social interactions c) The [...]

203, 2023

Audio speaker diarisation and extraction with a moving robot

March 2nd, 2023|Categories: News|

We report our progress on audio speaker diarisation and extraction with a moving robot, which goal is to provide several separated audio streams to be transcribed by the automatic speech recognition (ASR) and fed to the multi-party conversational system that will be deployed on ARI, the robotic platform designed [...]

1012, 2022

Semantics based localisation in relevant environments

December 10th, 2022|Categories: News|

We report on (i) a software with a Natural Language vocabulary (categories) for object recognition that interfaces with the high-level task scheduler for semantic scene understanding, and (ii) updated software for object detection and localization in 3D map based on semantic segmentation and unknown object detection integrated in ARI [...]

3008, 2022

Automated learning of scene representations in realistic environments

August 30th, 2022|Categories: News|

We produced a software that includes methods for performing semantic segmentation and instance segmentation at image level and in point cloud. In addition, it proposes two novel methods to efficiently perform continual learning on semantic segmentation and depth estimation. The prototype implementation of tools for the instance segmentation is [...]

2906, 2022

Multi-modal behaviour recognition in realistic environments

June 29th, 2022|Categories: News|

We present present the first prototype implementation of tools for (a) single target behaviour recognition and (b) group-level behaviour analysis. For single target behaviour recognition, we propose a novel method, which performs unsupervised domain adaptation as well as presenting a new spatial transformer. We then approach the group-level behaviour [...]

1503, 2022

Software for Generating Multi-Party Situated Interactions

March 15th, 2022|Categories: News|

An intermediate goal of the roject is to provide a simulation environment for interactions between ARI (the robot used within SPRING) and human agents. The simulation allows to generate plausible human behaviour (for example gaze), the synthesis of high-level sensor perception (for example the perception of emotions), the high-level [...]

511, 2021

SPRING’s achievements in its first half

November 5th, 2021|Categories: News|

We are half-way into SPRING (the project, not the season!), and we are proud to report the following achievements: We have produced, customised and delivered 7 SPRING-ARI units to partners; We have developed and integrated more than 10 software modules, into an integrated software architecture by working collaboratively; We [...]