Alexandre Colle

Research project title: 
The Role of Aesthetics in Social Robotic Design
Principal goal for project: 
The goal of this work is to present a first contribution towards investigating meaningful aesthetic changes of a social robot offering, by its conception, a high range of choice for personal customisation.
Research project: 

Social robotics is becoming more important in everyday life due to the need of the health sector to deal with an ageing population and a general crisis in the health sector. Additionally, with increased computational power social robots will be able to act as social companions in settings outside of health. In this work, we look at the methodology of design for new types of companions robots, in the context of a domestic setting. In domestic settings personalisation is essential to a successful product, but most of Human Robot Interaction (HRI) research focuses on adaptive behaviour for social interactions using commercially available devices. These robots represent finite projects, with very little room left for meaningful physical alterations.

About me: 

Graduated with distinction from Central Saint Martins with a focus on industrial design (MA). Human-robot interaction designer freelance for the Small Robot Company. Successful entrepreneur (Hotel Particulier Montmartre _ Apologie Paris) with more than 10 years of experience in fashion, luxury and lifestyle (Versace, Gaspard Yurkievich). B.A. in Fashion and Luxury Goods at the University of Perpignan. Practice and research focus on the aesthetics, design and integration of robotics and IoT.