Teaching Robot Bartenders to Pick Up on Social Cues
Innovator: Jan de Ruiter
Title: Psycholinguist at Germany’s Universität Bielefeld, one of 19 project researchers across Europe
Form and function:
James, short for Joint Action in Multimodal Embodied Systems, is a friendly robot being trained as a bartender. The goal is to teach him to interpret body language and other human behavior.