MEDIA

Televised Lecture: Can Robots Recognize Emotions in Speech?

January 25th, 2017

Khiet Truong (UT) gave a lecture titled "Can robots recognize emotions in speech?" at the TV series Universiteit van Nederland.

Care-O-bot 4 and other IPA robots on KiKa TV

January 21st, 2017

The TV broadcast "Erde an Zukunft" from the public TV channel KiKa has featured a documentary on Care-O-bot 4 and other IPA robots for children.

http://www.kika.de/erde-an-zukunft/sendungen/sendung97674.html

Online Video at UNI Global Union

November 15th - 16th, 2016

UNI Global Union features a video on Vanessa Evers (UT) talking about robots and AI.

Webpage: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/uni-leadership-summit-future-world-work-experts-give-their-verdict

Webportal article about SQUIRREL at ITgirls.ba

November 6th, 2016

SQUIRREL researcher Senka Krivic (UIBK) was interviewed by the webportal ITgirls.ba. The article reports on the SQUIRREL project and its challenges. The article is available (in Bosnian) from: http://itgirls.ba/supergirls/senka-krivic-razvijam-robote-koji-ce-djeci-pomagati-u-pospremanju-igracaka/

TV Lecture at the Universiteit van Nederland Series

October 21st, 2016

Vanessa Evers gave a lecture on television about social robots within the series of Universiteit van Nederland.

Webpage: http://www.npo.nl/de-universiteit-van-nederland/21-10-2016/VPWON_1265356

Vanessa Evers talks about Robots in 2050 at Dutch TV Show Zapp

October 17th, 2016

Vanessa Evers (UT) talks about the Netherlands in 2050 and robotics in 2050 at the TV show Zapp for Dutch kids.

Webpage: http://www.zapp.nl/nederlandin2050

Online Article at Sigma

September 8th, 2016

The online magazine Sigma published an article about: Robots will make our lives easier.

Webpage (in Dutch): http://www.sigmaonline.nl/2016/09/vanessa-evers-robots-gaan-leven-veraangenamen/

Online News Article on Kenny in Die Welt

July 27th, 2016

Kenny, the SQUIRREL robot, is featured in an online article of the German Newpaper "Die Welt" on robots in everyday life.

Webpage (in German): https://www.welt.de/wissenschaft/article157326720/So-koennen-Roboter-bald-unseren-Alltag-verbessern.html

Article in online magazine AGCONNECT

July 13, 2016

The online magazine AGCONNECT interviewed Vanessa Evers and published the article Robot Love: about human-machine interaction. Social Intelligence is crucial for robots.

Webpage: http://agconnect.nl/artikel/robot-love-over-interactie-mens-machine

TV and radio report on child-like robot learning by ORF

April 21st, 2016

The Austrian TV and radio station ORF featured TV report (ORF Ö1 Wissen Aktuell) and a radio report (ORF 2 Tirol Heute) on child-like robot learning at the University of Innsbruck. The radio report is available from (in German): http://oe1.orf.at/programm/434380.

Article "Hier sind die Roboter" in the magazine News

April 16th, 2016

The magazine News reported on the SQUIRREL project. The article can be viewed here (in German): https://iis.uibk.ac.at/_media/public/16042016news_zech_lnf_full.pdf.

Announcement: Robots: the next big technological revolution of this century

March 24th, 2016

In a cafe-style setting, Vanessa Evers will give a presentation about her research on social robotics, see link (in Dutch) http://www.newscientist.nl/blogs/robots-de-volgende-grote-technologische-revolutie-van-deze-eeuw/.

UIBK is interviewed on exploitation of ICT research at the Technology Transfer Center of Western Austria (WTZ West)

February 4th, 2016

Justus Piater from the University of Innsbruck has provided a public interview about potential for exploitation of ICT research at the Technology Transfer Center of Western Austria (WTZ~West).

Vanessa Evers presents at the World Economic Forum Davos

January 17th-20th, 2016

Vanessa Evers presented her research and ideas at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Videos can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvgH-p6-Dt0 (The rise of social robotics, ~5min) and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV4fTOSpUxs (Issue Briefing: Infusing Emotional Intelligence into AI, ~40min).

SQUIRREL TV broadcast on ORF

September 19th, 2015

SQUIRREL appeared in the TV documentary series "Newton" on ORF (Austrian national TV), about robotics and AI, on Sept 19.

SQUIRREL in Die Presse

May 15th, 2015

SQUIRREL appeared in the weekend edition of Die Presse, one of the major Autrian newspapers.

Link to the online article (German) http://diepresse.com/home/science/4732327/Mit-Kenny-macht-Aufraeumen-Spass?from=suche.intern.portal

SQUIRREL news item in NRC: I want a robot that understands me

April 25th, 2015

Vanessa Evers was interviewed by a major Dutch newspaper NRC about social robots and the Squirrel project, see link (in Dutch).

Link to the online article (in Dutch) http://www.nrc.nl/handelsblad/2015/04/25/ik-wil-een-robot-die-me-begrijpt-1487764

SQUIRREL news item in Stuttgarter Zeitung

April 13th, 2015

A news item on the SQUIRREL project and Care-O-bot 4 was published in the Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper.

Link to the online article (German) http://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/inhalt.technik-ordnung-im-kinderzimmer.5654fec0-692d-4a9c-8887-73aafa08f31c.html

SQUIRREL news item at tagesschau.de

April 6th, 2015

The SQUIRREL project was thematized in the humorous column "Schlusslicht" at the website of Germany's premier public TV station ARD.

Link to the online article (German) http://www.tagesschau.de/schlusslicht/squirrel-kinderzimmer-101.html

SQUIRREL on radioeins.de

April 4th, 2015

Michael Zillich was interviewed about SQUIRREL by German radio station radioeins.de.

Link to the online program (German) http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/die_profis/archivierte_sendungen/beitraege/roboter-raeumt-kinderzimmer-auf.html

SQUIRREL in Salzburger Nachrichten

April 1st, 2015

The SQUIRREL project and its technical ambitions have been published in the Salzburger Nachrichten, a major Austrian newspaper.

Link to the online article (German) http://www.salzburg.com/nachrichten/rubriken/besteimmobilien/wohnen-leben/sn/artikel/dieser-roboter-raeumt-auf-144065

SQUIRREL news item at golem.de

March 25th, 2015

The SQUIRREL project and its technical ambitions have been published at golem.de, a popular webpage on latest technology news.

Link to the online article (German) http://www.golem.de/news/projekt-squirrel-der-roboter-soll-das-kinderzimmer-aufraeumen-1503-113167.html

SQUIRREL news item at computerwelt.at

March 24th, 2015

An online article about the SQUIRREL project and its technical ambitions has been posted at computerwelt.at.

Link to the online article (German) http://www.computerwelt.at/news/wirtschaft-politik/forschung-wissenschaft/detail/artikel/110363-roboter-raeumt-kinderzimmer-auf

SQUIRREL news item at TU Wien News

March 24th, 2015

An online article about the SQUIRREL project and its technical ambitions has been posted at TU Wien News.

Link to the online article (German) http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/9367

SQUIRREL news item in Badische Zeitung

March 21st, 2015

The newspaper Badische Zeitung has featured an article about the SQUIRREL project.

Link to the online article (German) http://www.badische-zeitung.de/ratgeber/bildungwissen/freiburger-forscher-basteln-an-haushaltshelfern-von-morgen

Manipulation in Cluttered Environments with Humanoids: Integrated Perception, Task Planning, and Action Execution

The video shows the execution of a tidy-up task with a Nao humanoid robot, which was presented at the Humanoids 2014 conference. The robot observes the scene at the start and then plans symbolic actions in order to pick up all objects and transport them to their container. The robot hereby continuously observes the environment and monitors its state to react to unforseen changes and to perform replanning if needed.