Elective M2.1

Embodying Social Intelligence

Team Members:
Emma Dhaeze
Freek Olivier
Tim Treurniet
Wenhao Wu

Lecturer:
E. Barakova

Duration:
1 Quartile

Grade:
8

Information

Evoke is a social robot that was designed to entertain elderly and make them influence the outside world from within their care home. The robot shows embodied behavior of human emotions in a public space, to provoke reactions from passerby's. These behaviors are based upon the input that elderly provide through a remote controlled slider-device and are furthermore steered by means of an SVM supervised learning algorithm, which is being trained by the elderly themselves. The robot then learns what kind of behaviors it should perform in what kind of situations in order to entertain the elderly.