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SPRING Advisory Board’s 2022 recommendations
The second Advisory Board (AB) meeting for the SPRING project took place on 27 January 2022. The consortium presented the achieved technical progress (see our post from November 2021) during the first half of the project, and had fruitful exchanges with the members of the AB. The AB written [...]
Discover the SPRING project in video
To celebrate the first milestone achievement of the SPRING project we created a video presenting the project and its objectives. In particular, it shows the development and deployment of our robotic platform SPRING-ARI at 7 venues al around Europe.
SPRING’s achievements in its first half
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 [...]
SPRING-ARI’s initial software architecture
The SPRING-ARI robot has a component-based architecture that instantiates the robotic application by encapsulating different functionalities. This architecture is documented in our Deliverable 7.3, public access possible from our results page. The aim of this document is to provide a first version of the software architecture of the SPRING-ARI [...]
A robot able to know where it stands!
One of the strategic objectives of the SPRING project is to enable robust robot perception in complex, unstructured and populated environments. A necessary component of it is a high quality self-localisation and tracking in cluttered and populated spaces. Given a 3D map of the environment, e.g. a hospital or [...]
SPRING’s achievements on its first year-anniversary
2020: a special year for an international collaborative research project What a very peculiar year 2020 has been for everyone around the world! This is also true for all the partners involved in the Horizon 2020 project SPRING. Despite the tough challenges faced by the project in the midst [...]
Social chat: what’s the right amount, and when is it needed?
What makes a conversation pleasant? How would you talk if your objective was to be as engaging and useful as possible with a person you’ve never met, without appearing annoying? Now with some context: you are a robot, and your role is to guide and help people in a [...]
Job offer: Senior Autonomous Navigation Engineer (PAL Robotics, Spain)
Mandatory Requirements: Master’s degree in Computer Science/ Control / Robotics/ AI At least 3 years C++ experience Knowledge about SLAM algorithms Proactive team working attitude Good communication skills (at least in English) Good knowledge of ROS and the ROS Navigation Stack European work permit Desired Requirements: Experience with real [...]
Video: SPRING Technical Seminar #4: Synchronisation and Cycle-Consistency in Computer Vision
How can an artificial intelligence find its bearing in a real environment? How can it understand that an object, or a living thing has moved and make a logic link between an environment at a specific moment and the same environment an instant later? These are all complex questions [...]
Video: SPRING Technical Seminar #3: Conversational AI for Human-Robot Interaction: an introduction
Dialogue may seem natural to you, but it involves a series of distinct, complex tasks in order for two or more people to interact smoothly. To recreate that for a conversational AI, such as the one to be featured in the ARI-SPRING robot, you need to emulate a dialogue [...]