The Reduntartists team includes both experts and novices with complementary competences and various availability, in a wide age spectrum.
The expert members of the team have successfully completed a number of EU FP5, FP6, FP7 R&D projects. We proudly refer to various end-results: fully functional robot prototype systems which prove in-house mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, systems engineering and integration capabilities.
Self-assessment of the team for the challenge has been resulted in good conformance with the requirement except video signal processing which is a developing competence in the field (MSc thesis, Mr Feher), and planned to be supported by external consultancy.
The Reduntartists team unifies two research groups that have leading position in their respective fields. The extraordinary partnership of a university and a research SME spans from experts in cognitive systems, non-classical logics, computational linguistics and formal semantics, knowledge management, industrial and service robots to participation in international R&D projects.
The team with proven records of scientific capacity, experiences and skills (See more details in the attachment!) ensures that the proposed sensor interpretation, image and activity recognition tasks, as well as the action and motion planning tasks will be developed by state-of-the-art cognitive systems and robotics methods.
One of the predecessor EU projects BME coordinated was titled: Autonomous Collaborative Robots to Swing and Work in Everyday Environment (ACROBOTER). It is believed that EuRoC challenge 1 and ACROBOTER share the same fundamental basics of human-robot collaboration just in different contexts. It would be an excellent opportunity for the Reduntartists team to re-assess former concepts and technologies developed already in the Acroboter project and confront them with new developments over a half-decade.
In the qualifying contest voice based interaction is not in the focus yet but the emerging need for this kind of interaction modality is obvious. The Reduntartists team possesses vast knowledge in voice and language technologies.