The 4TU Human&Technology group has organized a two-day workshop on Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Agents on 24 and 25 of January 2019, in Delft, the Netherlands. Over 70 people had registered for the workshop. The program included presentations of the three Technical Universities of Delft, Twente and Eindhoven, as well as of the Vrije Universiteit, University Utrecht, Erasmus University and University of Amsterdam. Special Keynote speaker was prof Ana Paiva from the University of Lisboa, Portugal, who presented a very interesting talk entitled Robots that Listen to People's Hearts: The Role of Emotions in the Communication between Humans and Social Robots. The success of the workshop was an impulse for further cooperation between universities and researchers in the field of Human-Robot interaction.
The Symposium on Interdisciplinary Insights into Group Dynamics was hosted at Delft University of Technology on Dec 5-6 2018 and co-organised by Hayley Hung (TU Delft), Josette Gevers (TU Eindhoven), Dirk Heylen (University of Twente), Zeena Harakeh (University of Utrecht), and Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock (University of Hamburg). The purpose was to bring researchers from computer science working in social signal processing and affective computing together with social science researchers who are interested in studying group dynamics.
Wednesday 5 December 2018
On Wednesday, 21st of March, we held our first 4TU Hackathon on telepresence, teleoperation, embodiment and haptics. Fifteen researchers and students with various backgrounds, ranging from from control engineering to philosophy, met up in the DesignLab at the University of Twente. Besides researchers with 4TU H&T affiliation, there was also a group of researchers from TNO who collaborate with the UTwente on this topic in the context of the I-Botics project (www.i-botics.com).
In total, 26 students from EU including Italy, France, and the Netherlands attended the winterschool. As lecturers, Joost Broekens (TUD, Delft), Jon Gratch (ICT, LA), Dirk Heylen (UT, Enschede), Hayley Hung (TUD, Delft), Gary McKeown (QUB, Belfast), Merijn Bruijnes, (UT, Enschede), Bjorn Schuller (UNIA, Augsburg) and Mohamed Chetouani (SU, Paris) gave talks on different topics within affective computing and social signal processing.