Current projects (2014-):

  • ICT-FP7 project EARS (2014-2017)
  • ERC Advanced Grant VHIA (2014-2019)

Recently completed projects:

  • Marie-Curie Research Training Network VISIONTRAIN (2005-2009)
  • ICT-FP6 project POP (2006-2009)
  • ICT-FP7 project HUMAVIPS (2010-2013)
  • Reconstruction with depth and color cameras for 3D stereoscopic consumer displays. Project funded by Samsung Electronics (2010-2013).
  • ANR-BLANC MIXCAM project (2014-2016)

Academic partners:

  • The Czech Technical University in Prague (2005-2013)
  • University of Sheffield (2006-2009)
  • University of Coimbra (2006-2009)
  • Bielefeld University (2010-2013)
  • IDIAP, Martigny (2010-2013)
  • The Technion (2005-)
  • Queen Mary University London (2012-)
  • Bar Ilan University (2013-)
  • University of Cordoba (2014-)
  • University of Patras (2013-)
  • Ben Gourion University (2014-)
  • Imperial College (2014-)
  • Erlangen-Nuremberg University (2014-)
  • Humboldt University (2014-)
  • Polytechnic University of Bucharest (2014-)

Industrial partners:

  • Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Seoul, Korea (2010-2013)
  • 4D View Solutions, Grenoble, France (2007-)
  • Aldebaran Robotics, Paris, France (2010-)


Humanoids with Auditory and Visual Abilities In Populated Spaces HUMAVIPS was a three-year European project (1 February 2010 – 31 January 2013) Project website: Humanoids expected to collaborate with people should be able to interact with them in the most natural way. This involves significant perceptual and interactive skills, operating in a coordinated fashion. Consider …

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Scientific coordinator and contact : Radu Horaud, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, France The VISIONTRAIN proposal (19 November 2003) | The VISIONTRAIN technical annex (16 December 2004) | EU funding: 3.46M€ VISIONTRAIN (Computational and Cognitive Vision Systems) was an European Marie-Curie Research Training Network (MRTN-CT-2004-005439) granted for the period from 1 May 2005 to 30 April 2009. Summary: The VISIONTRAIN research training …

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Embodied Audition for Robots (EARS)  EARS explores new algorithms for enhancing the auditive capabilities of humanoid robots. A main focus is to develop the fundamentals for a natural spoken dialogue between humans and robots in adverse acoustical environments EARS publications by the PERCEPTION team The European FP7 STREP project EARS started on 1 January 2014 for …

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Vision and Hearing In Action (VHIA) ERC Advanced Grant #340113 VHIA’s list of publications | Research | Recently Submitted Papers | News Principal Investigator: Radu Horaud | Duration: 1/2/2014 – 31/1/2019 (five years) | ERC funding: 2,497,000€ VHIA studies the fundamentals of audio-visual perception in the context of human-robot interaction   Research pages (please click here for a …

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 Real-Time Visual Reconstruction by Mixing Multiple Depth and Color Cameras Summary | Datasets | People | Publications | Videos | MIXCAM Laboratory | MIXCAM Software The MIXCAM project (Real-Time Visual Reconstruction by Mixing Multiple Depth and Color Cameras)  was funded by  France’s Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), programme BLANC. The project started on February 1, 2014 …

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EU STREP: Perception on Purpose     Scientific coordinator and contact : Radu Horaud, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, France Read a short report on POP in ICT-results : Robotic perception, on purpose The POP proposal (21 March 2005) | The POP technical annex (30 September 2005) | The POP Final report (20 March 2009) | EU funding: 2.6M€ Perception on Purpose (POP) was a …

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  The POPEYE robotic head was originally developed by the Robotics group of the University of Coimbra in the framework of the European project POP (Perception on Purpose, FP6-IST-027268, January 2006 – December 2008). Its main components are a four degree of freedom motor system, a stereoscopic camera pair, and an acoustic dummy head with two microphone plugged into …

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The Popeye+ audiovisual head is a follow-up of Popeye. Popeye+ is built around an acoustic dummy head mounted on a tripod and supporting binaural hearing (two microphones plugged into the ears) and binocular vision (a stereoscopic camera pair with a wide field of view). Popeye+ has the following hardware specifications: The acoustic dummy head is …

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The MIXCAM Laboratory

The MIXCAM laboratory is a multiple-camera multiple-PC hardware/software platform that combines high-resolution color (RGB) cameras with low-resolution time-of-flight (TOF) cameras. The cameras are arranged in “units”, where each unit is composed of two RGB cameras and one TOF camera (left image). Currently the system is composed of four such units (right image), or a total …

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