This task relates to the development of a methodology for evaluating the methods developed within the scope of the project. Compared to the evaluations conducted by medical professionals, those conducted by LAAS are more quantitative: time to complete a task, evaluation of resistance to disturbances (physical or cognitive), gestural precision, avoidance trajectory precision, etc. While some, for example relating to symbolic representation processing or based on finite-state machine formalisms, can be evaluated via simulation platforms, the use of a physical platform is essential for others. The robustness of the robot's control and stability methods, trajectory precision and perception system reliability will be evaluated in this context. This task will use the LAAS robotic platform, which particularly includes a motion capture system. Furthermore, it is envisaged to use the HRP2 robot for the purposes of comparison with the Romeo robot.
This task will be based around the completion of interaction scenarios between the robot and its environment (object grasping and handling task management), between the robot and a subject in a physical interaction (support and guidance using the arm, joint handling) and social interactions (audiovisual perception).