TERESA is a telepresence robot that allows elderly to visit social activities from a distance, if they cannot do so in person. With the consortium, we developed autonomous socially intelligent behaviors for the robot, allowing the visitor to focus on their friends.

Within the project, HMI contributed to different aspects of the system, including the interface, voice emotion detection, people detection, and the design of socially normative robot behaviour. Central in these efforts were the needs and requirements of our end users.

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Project information

Purpose project
Developing semi-autonomous positioning behaviors for a telepresence robot, allowing elderly to connect with their friends remotely
2014 - 2017
Necessary funds
European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (EU FP7 611153)