[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Companion Robots Webinar: Using frames in assistive robotics

André Freitas andrenfreitas at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 07:05:04 PST 2017

Hi All,

Please find below the invitation for the next MARIO Webinar:

3rd Webinar on Companion Robots sponsored by the MARIO EU Project (
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__mario-2Dproject.eu_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=gZdJGOZCUDgjx9225-axeEb1HWjPJuxdU-ZRSySK4Mc&s=vY3c8ndtMPeEDgWHHcDk5feRmDjYFQ_mAJpZeFkqGJE&e= )

# Title: Using frames in assistive robotics

# Youtube live link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3DuCdZPuw3fqw&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=gZdJGOZCUDgjx9225-axeEb1HWjPJuxdU-ZRSySK4Mc&s=EnZuiW9P27FvbiLbpmch47Ktqr6L5q4lmb1rxO6kx34&e= 

# Date/Time: Thursday March 9th, 2017, 3:00 pm (GMT + 1)

# Abstract:
People with dementia (PwD) may show lack of memory as early symptoms of
cognitive impairment. This affects their private as well as social life:
discomforts can span from not remembering one or more words for completely
expressing a concept or request, e.g. "I need a ?, to drink water", to
forgetting events they have recently experienced, e.g. a visit from a
relative. In turns this may lead to isolation, hence loneliness. Machines,
including robots, could help PwD by completing incomplete sentences, by
suggesting hints for remembering events, by proposing them different
activities: this would be a powerful tool for reducing their discomfort by
increasing their autonomy. In this talk, I will discuss the approach we are
investigating in the MARIO project that aims at developing a robot able to
interact and support PwD. This approach relies on a notion of "frame" which
is applied as a reference model abstraction to support the robot
capabilities both from behaviour arbitration and interaction perspectives.

# Agenda:
Talk: 30 minutes
Q&A: 20 minutes

# Bio:
Valentina Presutti received her Ph.D in Computer Science in 2006 at the
University of Bologna (Italy). Her background is software engineering and
semantic technologies. She is a researcher and team coordinator at the
Semantic Technology Laboratory of the Italian National Research Council
(CNR) in Rome and Catania. Her current main research interests include
experimenting on the role of frames in natural language understanding, and
defining a formal language for representing ontology patterns. She played a
pioneering role on the usage of ontology patterns in ontology engineering
for the Semantic Web, and her work on this topic strongly influenced
current developments in ontology engineering. She has longtime experience
in managing and working in research and development projects in domains
such as open data, data integration, knowledge extraction, content and
knowledge management, natural language understanding, and ICT for eHealth.
Some of the software projects that she has coordinated and/or contributed
to can be found at stlab-lod and stlab-tools. She has published 80+ papers
in international journals/conferences/workshops on topics such as ontology
engineering, knowledge extraction and software engineering. She is involved
in the organising and program committees of the main Semantic Web
conferences (such as ISWC, ESWC, and I-Semantics) and journals. She has 10+
years teaching experience (University of Bologna, "La Sapienza", and
University of Paris 13). She serves as consultant for private as well as
public organisations.

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