Section: Overall Objectives
Highlights of the year
Pierre-Yves Oudeyer received an ERC Starting Grant for the project EXPLORERS associated with a 1.5 million euros funding.
Olivier Ly lead the building of the Acrhoban humanoid robot platform, the first french humanoid platform with a semi-passive vertebral column and that allows soft physical interactions with humans. The platform was demonstrated in the international robotics exhibition “Fututo Remoto” in the Science Museum of Naples, Italy.
A project of start-up company involving Olivier Ly and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer was elaborated, focused on robotics engineering, and was laureate of the OSEO competition in the “emergence” category.
Jérome Béchu, Olivier Ly and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer built the FLOWERS FIELDS robotics system, which is an installation composed of social robotic lamps that are sensitive to the surrounding human environment. It was also demonstrated at the “Futuro Remoto” exhibition.
Thomas Schatz and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer obtained the best student paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning.
Pierre-Yves Oudeyer was program co-chair of the 9th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics.