Social Machines and RoboTics Lab (SMART)

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.