Modeling social interaction in human-robot joint action from a bio-inspired approach
This research project aims at studying the dynamics of Joint Action (JA) in human-robot interaction (HRI) through mathematical modeling, simulations, multi-scale signal processing and prototyping
human-robot interaction experiments. Therefore, the main objective of the project is the proposal of a mathematical model allowing to represent and track in real time JA. The resulting model could contribute, on the one hand, to the development of diagnostic methods intended to estimate the quality of interaction in HRI. On the other hand, given the level of interaction activity envisaged (i.e. intuitive interaction between the human and the robot), this project could contribute to the development of methods intended to study social cognition in several psychological conditions (e.g. autism spectrum disorder, cognitive rehabilitation condition, or psychopathological conditions such as schizophrenia).