The project deals with the investigation of 3D world modeling and robot action planning, recognition and imitation. It is based on joined research at the Jacobs University Robotics group and the Biologically Inspired Autonomous Robots Team (BioART) lead by Yiannis Demiris at Imperial College. An other current project at Jacobs Robotics focuses on the problem of autonomously creating 3D representation of an unstructured indoor environment by a mobile robot (3D map). The architecture that is being developed at Jacobs University can extend the system designed by BioART for robot action perception and imitation by alleviating the constraints it imposes on the environment. At the same time, the 3D world modeling framework can be improved significantly by coupling it with an attentive mechanism, which is part of the architecture developed at BioART. Such exchange of knowledge will be a significant benefit for both research groups, resulting in superior performance of their currently developed systems.
The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).