The EMOTE project, developed by a Portuguese team of researchers, aims to develop robotic tutors as learning facilitator tools.
Current platforms fail to engage students the same way a traditional teacher does, as they lack the personal, human elements. EMOTE focuses on a new generation of Empathic Robots.
The project explores how the exchange of emotional cues with an artificial tutor may create a sense of connection and benefit the learning experience.
Research is being held in real classroom settings. Children between 11 to 13 years old are given the opportunity to interact with a NAO™ robot and a MultiTouch™ table and perform activities and games aligned with the current pedagogical curriculum.
You can get closer to this project visiting the exhibition at Praça do Comércio.
PCAS project aims at reducing data exposure when on mobile devices. PCAS will provide a mobile data storage and transfer environment using biometrics to encrypt data, secure communication and authenticate users.
SPD (Secure Personal Device) is a smartphone accessory that mimics a protective sleeve but will store information, authenticate the user and mediate communication with service provides.
Complementary to the SPD, the PCAS project will define, design and implement a set of security protocols and services that will allow the access to data (from the user on the smartphone or service providers) and the implementation of additional services:
- Encrypted data storage and transfer to the SPD;
- Transactions (document signing, operation authorizations);
- User authentication (in person on the device, the web or physically);
- Mobile payments (after biometric authentication on the SPD).
Location: Connect Area