Project PERSEO (European Training Network on PErsonalized Robotics as SErvice Oriented applications project), aims to train a new generation of research and professional figures to face research challenges in the market of personal robots.
Personal robotics presents several research challenges mainly related to the need for a high degree of personalization of robot behaviour for the user’s needs and preferences. There is the need to develop a research community to investigate different robot capabilities for understanding and modelling interaction with humans and for adapting the robot’s behaviour to each context. Software integration mechanisms are also needed that allow an easier personalized configuration approach for robots to be able to meet user needs.
PERSEO ’s research program is organized into three Research Themes aimed at investigating personalization of robot capabilities at different levels of possible human-Robot interaction, in particular “Physical”, “Cognitive”, and “Social”. This requires research skills ranging from computer science and AI to automation, ethics, and psychology.