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New Online Experiment: emotional connotation of colors and non-anthropomorphic expression of affective states

by on Dec.03, 2013, under Blog

To create a new generation of social objects for the internet for things, we are conducting a study on the non-anthropomorphic expression of affective states. We developed a mathematical model of colors and their commonly associated emotional states.
We prepared an online questionnaire to conduct a first wide-range evaluation of our model. Experiments in lab conditions will follow.
We kindly ask you a few minutes of your time to fill in our questionnaire, (which includes a color blindness test whose result will be reported at the end):
http://tinyurl.com/affectivecolors
Thank you in advance. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.

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(Italian) FabLab Pisa ospita il Barcamper Maker Tour

by on May.29, 2013, under Blog, Conferences & Shows

Il Barcamper in collaborazione con dpixel sta girando l’Italia per incontrare chi vuole sviluppare una startup nello spirito e con tecnologia ‘Maker’.

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Questi scouter del nuovo millennio sono alla ricerca di idee e persone su cui investire e sono quindi interessati a sentire le vostre idee.

Il FabLab Pisa ospietrà la tappa Pisana del Barcamper che sarà presente presso il parcheggio della facoltà di ingegneria dalle 9:00 alle 18:00 del 30 Maggio.

Il FabLab Pisa non poteva mancare a questo evento e organizzerà quindi con il supporto dell’Univeristà di Pisa del prorettorato alla “ricerca applicata e all’innovazione” e di vari dipartimenti della Facoltà di Ingegneria varie dimostrazioni e mostrerà a tutti i progetti in corso.

Le 10 migliori startup selezionate dal tema del Barcamper avranno l’opportunità di presentare il proprio progetto in un TechGarage “maker edition” nel corso della prima Maker Faire Europea in programma a Roma dal 3 al 6 ottobre.

Per registrarvi al Barcamper e prenotare uno slot in cui presentare la vostra idea cliccate QUI

Link all’evento e al programma della giornata QUI

Makers d’Italia, tenetevi pronti! 

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CEEDs a novel approach to support human experience in large dataset analysis

by on May.28, 2013, under Blog, Conferences & Shows, Robotic News

FACE Team as research team of Research Center E. Piaggio is actively involved in the European project CEEDs (The Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems).

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CEEDs is an European Commission FP7 funded project combining basic science research, technology innovation and high impact user research methods to develop a virtual reality based system to improve humans’ abilities to process information, and experience and understand large, complex data sets. (more info here)

CEEDs is organizing an event at Google Campus in London “Making sense of big data: placing the human experience at the centre of the solution” (info and registration here)

FACE Team and Research Center “E. Piaggio” will present a CEEDs show case  at Pisa Internet Festival (10-13 october 2013) more info soon….

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FACE presentation @ UNIPI

by on Nov.22, 2012, under Blog, Conferences & Shows

Prof De Rossi will present FACE and the FACE Team activity Friday 23th November at Faculty of Engineering, University of Pisa.

Don’t Miss it!

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Center “E. Piaggio” @ TEDx Pisa The hand intelligence

by on Oct.29, 2012, under Blog, Conferences & Shows

Prof. Antonio Bicchi, director of Interdepartmental Research Center “E.Piaggio” has been invited at TEDxPisa.

He presented the talk “L’intelligenza della mano” (The hand intelligence)

Have a look

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FACETeam at Festival della Scienza 2012

by on Oct.24, 2012, under Blog, Conferences & Shows

Prof. Danilo De Rossi has been invited at Genova Science Festival 2012

He will present a talk on Saturay 3th November titled “Andorid dreams” – “I sogni dell’Androide”.

More information on the official festival program

 

 

 

 

 

 

See you there!

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FACETeam at SocialCom 2012

by on Sep.19, 2012, under Blog, Conferences & Shows

FACETeam has been invited at the First International Workshop on Wide Spectrum Social Signal Processing  organized in Amsterdam in occasion of the  2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2012).

The paper Robotic Social Therapy on Children with Autism: Preliminary Evaluation Through Multi Parametric Analysis has been presented.

Here the paper:Robotic Social Therapy on Children with Autism: Preliminary Evaluation Through Multi Parametric Analysis

and the presentation

 

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Recent news about FACETeam

by on Jul.21, 2012, under Blog, Journal and Article

Nicole Lazzeri has been interviewed by NewScientist during BIOROB2012.

Thanks to this article in the last week various blogs and journals cited us……

Have a look here:

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2012/07/expressive-face-helps-robot-br.html

http://www.livescience.com/21543-uncanny-valley-android-faces.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/07/12/creepy-robots-why-crossing-the-uncanny-valley-might-just-be-a-bad-idea/

http://phys.org/news/2012-07-team-uncanny-ice-robot-bonds.html

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/07/humanoid-robot-hopes-solve-uncanny-valley-phenomenon-lifelike-facial-expressions/

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-07/video-robot-tries-escape-uncanny-valley-more-lifelike-facial-expressions

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/creepy-expressive-face-robot/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/face-robot-expressions-feels-video-article-1.1113926

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/face-robot-human-facial-expressions-uncanny-valley_n_1676304.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2172990/Almost-human-The-robot-called-FACE-display-dozens-life-like-emotions-based-researchers-wife.html

http://phys.org/pdf261250525.pdf

http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=20697

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/2389/959/Almost_Human,_Incredible_Robot_Called_FACE.html

http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/pisa/cronaca/2012/07/20/news/l-uomo-che-da-il-sorriso-ai-robot-1.5430915

http://www.gonews.it/articolo_145486_Nasce-robot-emotivo-capace-smorfie-paura-stupore.html

 

 

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FACETeam on Newscientist

by on Jul.11, 2012, under Journal and Article

Today an artcile about FACETeam has been published on Newscientist.

Read the article here

 

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Faceing with Uncanney Valley

by on Jun.25, 2012, under Blog, Robotic News

“We should begin to build an accurate map of the uncanny valley, so that through robotics research we can come to understand what makes us human. This map is also necessary to enable us to create—using nonhuman designs—devices to which people can relate comfortably.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An interesting article on IEEE Spectrum on which Mashairo Mori, the father of the Uncanney Valley concept, discuss his theory in the context of modern robotic research.

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