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Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme

Robot Adaptive learning based on emotions (ROBALE)

Favez, Mathieu ; Salamin, Anne-Dominique (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme, 2021.

En raison de son développement lors des dernières années, la robotique est devenue une aide adéquate au sein de nombreux domaines comme l’industrie, la science, l’armée, mais encore la santé et l’éducation. Le laboratoire Enslab, concentrant sa recherche sur l’enseignement au niveau tertiaire, vise à analyser et développer de nouveaux moyens modernes pouvant impacter...

Università della Svizzera italiana

6D virtual sensor for wrench estimation in robotized interaction tasks exploiting extended Kalman filter

Roveda, Loris ; Bussolan, Andrea ; Braghin, Francesco ; Piga, Dario

In: Machines, 2020, vol. 8, no. 4, p. 17

Industrial robots are commonly used to perform interaction tasks (such as assemblies or polishing), requiring the robot to be in contact with the surrounding environment. Such environments are (partially) unknown to the robot controller. Therefore, there is the need to implement interaction controllers capable of suitably reacting to the established contacts. Although standard force controllers...

Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme

Interaction between a college student and the robot NAO for educational purposes

Sornette, Jaufray ; Salamin, Anne-Dominique (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme, 2019.

This thesis, ApprentIA, is an experimental thesis. The goal was to get a hang of the humanoid robot called NAO, to test the limits of coding implementations, and try to create an interaction between NAO and a student at the university level where the robot could help the student in his studies. The first part of this document is dedicated to humanoid robots to position NAO in the world of...

Università della Svizzera italiana

From blue to steel-collar jobs : The decline in employment gaps?

Lerch, Benjamin

The adoption of labor-replacing technologies has already displaced thousands of workers in the US. In this paper, I analyze how the adverse effects of the implementation of robots in firms’ production processes are spreading among the population and how they are shaping the composition of labor markets. Exploiting exogenous variation in robot exposure across local labor markets and over time,...

Université de Fribourg

Understanding A.I. — Can and Should we Empathize with Robots?

Schmetkamp, Susanne

In: Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2020, vol. 11, p. 881–897

Expanding the debate about empathy with human beings, animals, or fictional characters to include human-robot relationships, this paper proposes two different perspectives from which to assess the scope and limits of empathy with robots: the first is epistemological, while the second is normative. The epistemological approach helps us to clarify whether we can empathize with artificial...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Robots and nonparticipation in the US : where have all the workers gone?

Lerch, Benjamin

This paper analyzes the impact of one of the leading automation technologies of the last decades, industrial robots, on the declining labor force participation in the US. Exploiting exogenous variation in the adoption of robots across local labor markets and over time, I find that, on average, one additional robot drives two workers out of the labor force. Despite the adverse impact of robots,...