Miguel A. Salichs

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This paper presents a framework for multimodal human-robot interaction. The proposed framework is being implemented in a personal robot called Maggie, developed at RoboticsLab of the University Carlos III of Madrid for social interaction research. The control architecture of this personal robot is a hybrid control architecture called AD(More)
In this paper, a multimodal user-emotion detection system for social robots is presented. This system is intended to be used during human-robot interaction, and it is integrated as part of the overall interaction system of the robot: the Robotics Dialog System (RDS). Two modes are used to detect emotions: the voice and face expression analysis. In order to(More)
This paper describes a vision-based landmark learning and recognition system for use in mobile robot navigation tasks. The system uses genetic algorithms (GA) for both learning and recognition processes. It is able to learn new landmarks with very little human intervention. The recognition system can read text inside landmarks, when present. This learning(More)
This paper presents the performance of autonomous agents living in a role-playing game, where social interaction is allowed. These agents are controlled by an emotion-based architecture where the control architecture has a motivational model, which performs homeostatic control of the internal state of the agent. The agents learn the behaviour selection(More)
The main activity of social robots is to interact with people. In order to do that, the robot must be able to understand what the user is saying or doing. Typically, this capability consists of pre-programmed behaviors or is acquired through controlled learning processes, which are executed before the social interaction begins. This paper presents a(More)
This paper presents a user localization system based on the fusion of visual information and sound source localization, implemented on a social robot called Maggie. One of the main requisites to obtain a natural interaction between human-human and human-robot is an adequate spatial situation between the interlocutors, that is, to be orientated and situated(More)
Robots have begun to assist elders and, in particular, patients suffering dementia. Many works have shown how robots can improve patients’ daily life. But non of these works aims to improve also the caregivers’ quality of life. The RobAlz project focuses on how social robots can assist Alzheimer’s Desease patients and their caregivers at home. This project(More)
This paper develops a wireless communication system that connects robots with many remote control devices used by many different users. The most important issue of this system is safety. To get high safety level a quick and efficient communication system is required. The emergency system and its communication system must work in parallel and independently(More)