Natural Human-Robot Interaction in public spaces for Machine Learning purposes The main goal of this study is to collect data to train a machine learning system in a social robot prototype. Observations on site will be performed (without taking any video or audio recordings) to assess the interaction of the users in qualitative terms. WeContinue reading “Participants required for Natural Human-Robot Interaction Study”
Technology have to serve us
Do you have the feeling that every time that you have a new idea somebody else already did the same thing before than you? and this somebody did it better because he/she has more experience, more resources, more talent or more anything else? I have that feeling very often in the last months and IContinue reading “Technology have to serve us”
Reactivating my blog
It has been a while since I shared the last time something on my website. I aim to start to write more these next days. Maybe just a few words to keep it alive. The thing is that I have the compulsion to share what is going on in the world of academia and research.Continue reading “Reactivating my blog”
Human Robot Interaction in Mexican TV
Certainly more efforts are required to put Mexico in a situation of technological independence and sustainable economy that allow to the 52 million of Mexicans living in poverty to change their conditions soon. TV UNAM #TVUNAM is doing a big effort to build up a research culture in Mexico. The country requires desperately educate Mexicans inContinue reading “Human Robot Interaction in Mexican TV”
A few words for UPIITA in its 20th anniversary
UPIITA means Professional Unit of Interdisciplinary Engineering and Advanced Technologies (man, it is so hard to translate that to English!). UPIITA is part of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, the leading technological institution in the country and likely in Latin America. These days students, alumni and staff celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this extraordinary school. UPIITA is the icing on theContinue reading “A few words for UPIITA in its 20th anniversary”
El problema endémico del plagio en México.
El plagio de la tesis del presidente es algo grave. Y todos los condenan mas por ser un asunto con tintes políticos que de naturaleza académica. Sin embargo, el plagio es un problema endémico en la academia mexicana. Ningún académico ni intelectual apunta a eso porque son parte del problema. El problema real son los revisoresContinue reading “El problema endémico del plagio en México.”
Mexican Lego Figures.
Recently Mauricio Reyes lecturer in the CIDI-UNAM released a series of Mexican famous characters made in collaboration with his students. I must say that they look awesome! This is an example of how the culture is a non static phenomena and always is mixing in order to create new ways of personal expression. With a veryContinue reading “Mexican Lego Figures.”
The Robot Demos in Christchurch
I found this very nice video about the robots presented in the HRI’16 in Christchurch, NZ. The original source is here.
A lot of people have seen the video of the quadruped robot of Boston Dynamics being bullied with a hockey stick. Indeed, this video generated a lot of funny videos like this made Jimmy Fallon or this other one which is a PETA style video that is hilarious. Well, those videos made me think that in theContinue reading “Robot Bullying”
Robots of my life.
Recently I uploaded a photo gallery of robots and me in this website. I haven’t noticed how many robots I had the opportunity to known since 2009 when I started to be more involved in the field of Human-Robot Interaction. I uploaded 36 photos and they show 30 different robots approximately. They are not allContinue reading “Robots of my life.”