In 2019, I continued to use Robi the Robot to demonstrate to young audiences some of the science behind robot audition and artificial intelligence. Robi is essentially a Microsoft Kinect mounted on a Turtlebot. It looks like this:
I had the pleasure and honour to initiate and coordinate the IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2019 on the theme « Search & Rescue with Drone-Embedded Sound Source Localization ». The SPCup is an international competition aiming at promoting real world applications of signal processing amongst undergraduate students . It took place from November the 14th 2018 to May the 13th 2019.
From November 29th to December 1st, I had the great joy and honor to introduce a young audience to some of the science behind robots, artificial intelligence and sounds at the 12th edition of Serbia Science Festival (Festival Nauke). I gave four lectures each in front of 450 people, most of them pupils between 5 and 15 years old. The slides of the presentation can be found here.