Author Archives: Ragnhildur Sigurðardóttir

New cool features in Psyclone 2.0: Python integration

Psyclone 2.0 already supports user authored native C++ modules running in a mixed Windows/Linux cluster environment. Now we have added native Python 2.7 and 3.5 support so our users can create either inline or separate modules written entirely in Python. … Continue reading

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New Psyclone 2.0 platform going Open Source soon

Later this year we plan to release version 2.0 of the Psyclone platform. It is a complete rewrite of Psyclone 1.5 with all the old features intact and with massive performance improvements, merging of discrete and streaming data messaging, introduction … Continue reading

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CoCoMaps at the Hannover Messe 2017

The CoCoMaps team is in Hannover demonstrating our turn-taking technology for robot-human natural conversations. You can find us in Hall 17 at the ECHORD stand C70. We are here with three other cool robotics projects and attracting a lot of … Continue reading

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Robot-human turn-taking now running on the Psyclone 2 platform

We now have turn-taking for two participants (one robot and one human) up and running on the Psyclone 2 platform. We use Nuance for speech recognition and speech generation and can handle interruptions and long pauses. Now we just need … Continue reading

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CoCoMaps invited to exhibit at Hannover Messe 2017

The CoCoMaps project has been invited to exhibit our technology at the Hannover Messe 2017 in Germany. We will be showcasing our turn-taking technology running on the Psyclone 2 platform.

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CoCoMaps at CES 2017

The CoCoMaps team is networking at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, meeting up with a number of potential vendors, partners and customers.

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How Would Siri, Google Assistant Improve With Better Turntaking?

Although Siri can be quite helpful and at times pleasant to communicate with she still lacks the flexibility of a human duologue partner making conversing with her have an unnatural flow. In fact Siri – like other robots – is … Continue reading

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What is Turntaking in Dialogue?

In most typical dialogue, humans use turntaking naturally – one person waits for a natural break in the other person’s dialogue to start speaking or answering the other. Computers and robots, however, are not great at this – generally, they … Continue reading

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Making Robots Smarter With a Better Cognitive Architecture

Simple robots operate through a perception-action cycle, or loop, which allows them to make decisions and form a response based on the information they receive on each cycle. Adding layers in a robot’s perception-action cycle enables it to “think outside … Continue reading

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Why are Robots still so Dumb?

Ever tried conversing with a robot on the other end of a telephone customer service line? Now try adding a slight delay due to indeterminism and prepare for a frustrating interruption followed by a back and forth between incorrect options, … Continue reading

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