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Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis, PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an academic and consultant specializing in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He is the founder and director of the Interactive Robots and Media Lab (IRML) and has served in various professor positions, including NYU Poly and AD, Innopolis University, and UAEU. He has been a four-time TEDx speaker, as well as a speaker at Singularity University, and is also a pro-bono contributor to a number of organizations. His interests include human-robot interaction, machine learning, cognitive systems, and he has more than 80 peer-reviewed academic publications. Nikolaos is a member of the MIT Educational Council, a mentor for the MIT Enterprise Forum, and is frequently invited for keynote talks worldwide.

CLO1: Demonstrate understanding of fundamental concepts related to verbal and non-verbal human-robot interaction, machine perception, and human-aware planning.

CLO2: Analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and critically assess small-scale intelligent robots, systems with various embodiments, and relevant sub-systems, with a range of capabilities including verbal and non-verbal human-robot interaction, machine perception, and human-aware planning.


CLO3: Design and implement small-scale embodied systems and/or subsystems that exhibit one or a mixture of human-robot interaction, human- or environment-aware perception, and human-aware planning.

SKILLS:

- Robotics

- Programming

- Algorithms

- Human Computer Interaction

- Computer Vision

- Algorithms & Data Structures

- C++

- Matlab

- Java

DATE: 27 Nov - 13 Dec, 2019

DURATION: 3 Weeks

LECTURES: 3 Hours per day

LANGUAGE: English

LOCATION: Barcelona, Harbour.Space Campus

COURSE TYPE: Offline

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
COURSE OUTLINE
ABOUT NIKOLAOS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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In a significant number of modern application areas, there is the need for robots that have combined abilities
of perception, language, and planning.


Perceptual needs often include advanced vision as well as human-centered vision; examples include
targeting action/activity and affective state recognition. Language is often part of a wider repertoire of fluid
interaction with humans, including advanced natural language dialogue capabilities, often augmented with
elements of non-verbal language. Furthermore, requirements for Planning algorithms often include advanced
human-aware planning, including socially-aware motion planning as well as planning techniques enabling
collaboration. As such, special methodologies and techniques arising from the field of Human-Robot
Interaction studies, as well as social robotics and human-robot teams, are becoming increasingly important
towards the creation of such systems.


In this course, after a contextualization of robotics in a wider space and an introduction of certain relevant
notions from the cognitive sciences, we will examine the above four areas, and engage in hands-on mini
projects in order to provide practical skills as well as the opportunity to provide more depth towards
sub-areas that are better matched to each specific student’s background and interests.

NIKOLAOS
MAVRIDIS 

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DATE: 27 Nov - 13 Dec, 2019

DURATION:  3 Weeks

LECTURES: 3 Hours per day

LANGUAGE: English

LOCATION: Barcelona, Harbour.Space Campus

COURSE TYPE: Offline

Session 2

Contextualization of Intelligent Robotics and Project Definition

Session 3-5

Verbal and non-verbal interaction

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Session 1

Introduction to the course

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Session 6-7

Advanced Perception

In a significant number of modern application areas, there is the need for robots that have combined abilities
of perception, language, and planning.


Perceptual needs often include advanced vision as well as human-centered vision; examples include
targeting action/activity and affective state recognition. Language is often part of a wider repertoire of fluid
interaction with humans, including advanced natural language dialogue capabilities, often augmented with
elements of non-verbal language. Furthermore, requirements for Planning algorithms often include advanced
human-aware planning, including socially-aware motion planning as well as planning techniques enabling
collaboration. As such, special methodologies and techniques arising from the field of Human-Robot
Interaction studies, as well as social robotics and human-robot teams, are becoming increasingly important
towards the creation of such systems.


In this course, after a contextualization of robotics in a wider space and an introduction of certain relevant
notions from the cognitive sciences, we will examine the above four areas, and engage in hands-on mini
projects in order to provide practical skills as well as the opportunity to provide more depth towards
sub-areas that are better matched to each specific student’s background and interests.

Integrated
Intelligence 
in Robotics: 
Vision, Language
and Planning
Integrated Intelligence in 
Robotics: Vision, Language, 
and Planning