Robotics and Interaction Lab Joint Open Day

The Robotics and Interaction Laboratories at Heriot-Watt University are hosting an Open Day on Thursday 21st June. The Open Day will feature two keynote speakers, Dr Verena Rieser and Dr Mary-Ellen Foster.  Along with PhD students they will present research plans and results. The full schedule for the day is detailed below:


Name Time Topic
Dr Verena Rieser 10:00 Data-driven methods for spoken dialogue systems
Ingo Keller 10:45 Symbol grounding
Yiannis Papaioannou 11:15 Socially aware action selection in HRI
Teun Krikke 11:45 A comparative study of non-negative matrix factorisation and deep learning techniques
Igor Shalyminov 12:15 End-to-end incremental goal oriented dialogue
LUNCH 12:45  
Dr Mary Ellen Foster 13:15 Face-to-face conversation with socially intelligent robots
Boris Mocialov 14:00 Policy learning for The British Sign Language users
Christopher Ritter 14:30 Expressive behaviour in graphical characters
Calum Imrie 15:00 Reaction diffusion in robotic applications
Amanda Curry 15:30 Automatic evaluation of social response generation systems
Eli Sheppard 16:00 Video caption generation


If you wish to attend, please register on Eventbrite

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:30
Dr Verena Rieser, Dr Mary-Ellen Foster
Earl Mountbatten Building, Room 1.82, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh