Nikolaos Mavridis

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In this paper, an overview of human-robot interactive communication is presented, covering verbal as well as non-verbal aspects. Following a historical introduction, and motivation towards fluid human-robot communication, ten desiderata are proposed, which provide an organizational axis both of recent as well as of future research on human-robot(More)
To build robots that engage in fluid face-to-face spoken conversations with people, robots must have ways to connect what they say to what they see. A critical aspect of how language connects to vision is that language encodes points of view. The meaning of my left and your left differs due to an implied shift of visual perspective. The connection of(More)
A large percentage of buildings in domestic orspecial-purpose is expected to become increasingly "smarter"in the future, due to the immense benefits in terms of en-ergy saving, safety, flexibility, and comfort, that relevant newtechnologies offer. As concerns hardware, software, or platformlevel, however, no clearly dominant standards(More)
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  • 2016
A large percentage of buildings, domestic or special-purpose, is expected to become increasingly “smarter” in the future, due to the immense benefits in terms of energy saving, safety, flexibility, and comfort, that relevant new technologies offer. However, concerning the hardware, software, or platform levels, no clearly dominant standard frameworks(More)
In order to create effective storytelling agents three fundamental questions must be answered: first, is a physically embodied agent preferable to a virtual agent or a voice-only narration? Second, does a human voice have an advantage over a synthesised voice? Third, how should the emotional trajectory of the different characters in a story be related to a(More)
Intra-class recognition of fruits using image processing and pattern recognition techniques, is a challenging task mainly because sub-types of the same fruit show a large amount of similarities between each other and hence more difficult to distinguish than when different types of fruits are involved (inter-class). The problem becomes more acute when the(More)
A large percentage of buildings, domestic or special-purpose, is expected to become increasingly “smarter” in the future, due to the immense benefits in terms of energy saving, safety, flexibility, and comfort, that relevant new technologies offer. However, concerning the hardware, software, or platform levels, no clearly dominant standard frameworks(More)
Although automated face recognition (AFR) is a well-studied problem with a history of more than three decades, it is still far from being considered a solved problem for the case of difficult exposure conditions, such as during night-time, in environments with unconstrained lighting, or at large distances from the camera. However, in practical forensic(More)
Cognitive Architectures have been an active area of research for more than two decades, starting from well-known examples such as ACT-R. Beyond modeling human performance, one of the promising domains of application of cognitive architectures is in real-world embodied situated systems, such as robots. However, most of the existing systems have failed to be(More)