A team including French AI and robotics PhD Maëlic Neau – who was a recent visiting student at Flinders University – won the Social Platform League in the recent RoboCup@Home 2023 competition held in France, Bordeaux.
The RoboBreizh team, which was led by Flinders University visiting scholar Professor Cédric Buche, worked on their entry with the Crossing Lab at CNRS, École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest (ENIB), Flinders University’s College of Science and Engineering (Robotics lab), and Lab-STICC.
Professor Buche, from the National Engineering School of Brest (ENIB), will continue working in Adelaide and at Flinders University Tonsley until 2024, while Maëlic’s cotutelle attachment at Flinders University wound up earlier this year.
The IRL Crossing is a multidisciplinary international research laboratory for French and Australian scientists, including a collaboration with the three South Australian universities.
The group collaborates on humans-autonomous agents teaming, which involves new models to understand and anticipate human behaviour, new algorithms for energy-efficient and human-based AI, new paradigms for autonomous agents/human interaction, and solutions for the management of hybrid teams.