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The Social Machines and Robotics labs (SMART) focuses on building socially and emotionally intelligent machines and robots that are capable of interacting and communicating in a natural way with humans, expressing through their figure a high degree of social intelligence.
Our research focuses on the analysis, modeling, and recognition of social and emotional signals in the context of human-human and human-machine interactions (computer, robot, virtual agent, etc. . . . ). This research is mainly based on computer vision, signal processing, multi-modal fusion and machine learning applied to the analysis of human behavior and the prediction of emotional and/or mental states by a machine.
Applications include, but not limited to, education and healthcare, particularly people with special needs such as those affected by Autism, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders, dementia, etc.