MuMMER (MultiModal Mall Entertainment Robot) is a four-year, EU-funded project with the overall goal of developing a humanoid robot (based on Softbank's Pepper platform) that can interact autonomously and naturally in the dynamic environments of a public shopping mall, providing an engaging and entertaining experience to the general public. Using co-design methods, we will work together with stakeholders including customers, retailers, and business managers to develop truly engaging robot behaviours. Crucially, our robot will exhibit behaviour that is socially appropriate: combining speech-based interaction with non-verbal communication and human-aware navigation. To support this behaviour, we will develop and integrate new methods from audiovisual scene processing, social-signal processing, high-level action selection, and human-aware robot navigation. Throughout the project, the robot will be deployed in Ideapark, a large public shopping mall in Finland.
22 MayMuMMER researchers will take part in several events at the ICRA 2018 conference in Australia
22 MayMuMMER technical personnel from all sites held a productive technical integration week in Toulouse.
02 JunCome meet our Pepper robot at the TEDx Glasgow demo area
22 AugMuMMER project researchers at the University of Glasgow spoke at two events as part of Edinburgh's Festivals last week