Success story

Silicon Coppélia: Caredroid Alice

Caredroid Alice helps patients with communication and interaction problems. Dr. Dr. Johan F. Hoorn (D. Litt., D. Sc.) developed a psychological model that describes affective decision making for social robots. That model could increase the level of support that Alice provides if it was part of her “brain”. For more information about Alice watch the documentary “Alice Cares” by Sander Burger.

For the research project Silicon Coppélia, a phychological model is implemented, so caredroids will behave more natural. The aim of the software is to align emotional intelligence and moral reasoning. Luminis made the implementation monitorable so that scientists can observe the exact output. Therefore we use industry standards so that others can work on the model and the software after delivery.

A psychological model, implemented in an actor-based, visual modelling environment called Ptolemy II with an implementation for each actor in the model, a formal description, documentation and tests. The model and the software are now available for use and further development and scientific research. They can be used under an open source license.

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Marcel Offermans

Software architect

Thomas Baier

Software Engineer

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