Advanced Human-Machine Interaction in Robotics
Prof. Huosheng Hu, School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering,
University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, U.K.
Abstract: Since recent advancement of computing and robotics technologies, intelligent robots are soon ready to serve us in our homes, hospitals, offices and everywhere. These robots can speak, recognise facial expression, understand spoken and gesture instructions, navigate autonomously in human-centred environments, and therefore will play an important role in our daily life. This seminar briefly overviews the recent development in advanced human-machine interaction, in particular focused on the various modalities of information exchanging between humans and robots. Seven human-machine interaction mechanisms are discussed respectively, and many experimental implementation results are demonstrated via video.
Brief CV: Huosheng Hu is a Professor in School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex, United Kingdom, leading the Human-Centred Robotics Group. His research interests include behaviour-based robotics, human-robot interaction, embedded systems, learning algorithms, pervasive computing, and service robots. He has published over 300 papers in journals, books and conferences in these areas, and received a number of best paper awards. He is a founding member of IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Technical committee on Networked Robots, a Fellow of IET and InstMC, a senior member of IEEE and ACM. He has been a chair or committee member for many international conferences such as IEEE IROS, ICRA, ICMA, ROBIO, ICMA, as well as IASTED RA, CA and CI conferences. He currently serves as an Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Automation and Computing, and Executive Editor for International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation.