SoRPuS: Social Robots in Public Spaces

This project aims to define and implement a framework for a Social Robots  capable of interacting with multiple individuals in public spaces.

Current commercially available social robots are designed to one-on-one or one2family interactive situations. When these robots are moved from bounded scenarios to assistive/service environments like hospitals or shops in order to offer a service it is necessary to face legal and personal scenarios.


  • Context awareness: intention recognition, activity recognition
  • Cognitive Architectures: Planning under uncertainty
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Cybersecurity: Safety, privacy, confidentiality
  • Robot ethics

Main Researcher: Francisco Javier Rodriguez Lera