Current Projects

  • ANR PRCE μDialBot January 7th, 2021ANR PRCE μDialBot
    In µDialBot our ambition is to actively incorporate human-behavior cues in spoken human-robot communication. We intend to reach a new level in the exploitation of the rich information available with audio and visual data flowing from humans when interacting with robots. In particular, extracting highly informative verbal and non-verbal perceptive features will enhance the robot’s ...
  • ML3RI February 23rd, 2020ML3RI
    The project ML3RI (pronounced /mlẹɾi/) is mainly funded by the Young Researcher (Jeunes Chercheuses et Jeunes Chercheurs) programme of the ANR, under grant agreement ANR-19-CE33-0008-01. Additional support has been received within the framework of the “Investissements d’avenir” program (ANR-15-IDEX-02). ML3RI stands for Multi-modal multi-person low-level learning for robot interactions. The project aims to develop learning models ...
  • H2020 SPRING January 5th, 2020H2020 SPRING
    SPRING — Socially Pertinent Robots in Gerontological Healthcare — is an H2020 ICT Project, from January 1st 2020, until December 31st 2023, with a total budget of 8.3 MEUR. I am the coordinator of the project as well as Inria’s principal investigator. The project aims to to develop Socially Assistive Robots with the capacity of performing ...
  • MIAI Chair: Audio-visual machine perception and interaction for companion robots September 15th, 2019MIAI Chair: Audio-visual machine perception and interaction for companion robots
    Within the framework of the Multidisciplinary Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Radu Horaud and myself co-chair the audio-visual machine perception and interaction for companion robots initiative. Anand Ballou and Xiaoyu Bie‘s PhDs are funded via this program.

Former Projects

  • PIMPE September 28th, 2019PIMPE
    The PIMPE project (pronounced /pim’pe/) is a project funded by the International Strategic Partnerships call of the “Investissements d’avenir” program (ANR-15-IDEX-02). The project funds a PhD student, Wen Guo, through a bilateral commitment between Université Grenoble Alpes and Institut de Robòtica Industrial of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Wen is therefore co-advised between Dr. Francesc Moreno-Noguer ...
  • MidGEN August 30th, 2019MidGEN
    The MidGEN project is funded by the Initiatives de Recherche Stratégiques call of the “Investissements d’avenir” program (ANR-15-IDEX-02). The project funds a PhD student, Louis Airale, who is co-advised between Prof. Dominique Vaufreydaz and myself. Executive Summary This project addresses researches within the so-called “Ambient Assisted Living” (AAL) research field, more precisely on assistance to elderly or ...
  • ACANTO July 20th, 2016ACANTO
    H2020 The ACANTO project aims to increase the number of older adults who engage in a regular and sustained physical activity. Partners: University of Trento, Envitel, FORTH, University of Northumbira, University of Siena, INRIA, SERMAS, SIEMENS, Telecom Italia, ATOS. Website:
  • xLime July 20th, 2016xLime
    FP7 Cross-medial cross-language knowledge extraction. Partners: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Jožef Stefan Institute, University of Trento, ZATTOO corp., VICO Research & Consulting GmbH, ECONDA GmbH, Expert System Iberia. Website:
  • HUMAVIPS October 20th, 2013HUMAVIPS
    EU-FP7 Humanoids with Auditory and Visual Abilities In Populated Spaces Partners: INRIA (Coordinator), Cech Technical University, Bielefeld University, IDIAP, Aldebaran Robotics Website: