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Theme 1: Perception

An intelligent environment must preceive the actions of the participants (human or not) living within it. This perception should ideally be visual, haptic, auditive, and even olfactive and gustative. The non-human participants, for example mobile robots, must also perceive their entourage to allow them to evolve. The REPARTI program is centered on visual, audio, haptic and
tactile sensors.

Theme 2: Modelling - Thinking - Learning

Theme 2 is at the heart of the REPARTI program, since it links perception and interaction in the distributed intelligent shared environment. Moreover, the intelligence of an environment resides in its ability to i) exploit the data it receives from sensors in order to establish a model of its state,  ii) think and reflect on its state to decide upon the transition to the next state and iii) learn to react to new situations involving all types of participants.

Theme 3: Interaction

Research in Theme 3 will begin by addressing the study of interaction metaphors between humans and other components of a distributed intelligent shared environment by exploiting the different types of multi-modal actuators.

To enable this multi-modal interaction, the study of human factors (discrimination thresholds, perturbation tolerance, etc.) is essential so that the connection limits between the local environments do not affect the quality of the experience for the participants in the shared environment.

Integration of the research themes

The three themes of the REPARTI program are strongly coupled.  A key element of the research program not only adds to this coupling but also integrates the results thereof.  This element aims to equip the intelligent environment with the ability to act as the orchestra conductor of the mapping of the local environments onto the shared environment.

     
   
   

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