The wide range of projects covers a spectrum from technical design of hardware and interaction methodology, to personalisation, user studies, and robot ethics.
The 15 PhD students are denoted ESR1-ESR15 (ESR stands for “Early Stage Researcher”).
The following positions have been filled
Umeå University, Sweden
ESR4 Implicit intention recognition by integrating speech and planning – Michele Persiani (April 1, 2017)
ESR6 Intention driven dialogue management – Maitreyee Tewari (April 1, 2017)
Universität Hamburg, Germany
ESR1 Learning face and upper body emotion recognition – Henrique Siqueira (April 1, 2017)
ESR2 Learning emotion recognition through auditory cues and language – Alexander Sutherland (April 1, 2017)
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
ESR3 Emotion recognition and expression based on Human Motion – Vesna Poprcova (December, 2017)
ESR10 Interaction design for varying levels of automation – Samuel Olatunji (June 11, 2017)
ESR15 Older adults’ interaction with robots – Naomi Yvonne Mbelekani (April 25, 2017)
Each ESR was hired as PhD student at a home university, as listed above. Shorter periods of the training, and regular project meetings, took place at other universities and companies involved in SOCRATES. A unique multidisciplinary programme provides training with both academic and entrepreneurial spirit and expertise, well suited for a career in both academy and industry.