Last week I gave a lecture on “Usabililty, User Experience and Social Acceptance in HRI” at the INTRO Joint Workshop and Seminar, which was hosted by Robosoft at Bidart, France. The INTRO project is a 4-year EU-funded Initial Training Network (ITN) in the Marie-Curie People Programme (FP7), for more details see introbotics.eu. This was the last workshop and the PhD students who will soon finish their studies (watch out academia and industry, some really brilliant people will search for position soon!) presented their results. It was really interesting and the demos of the robots were impressive as well.
So the troubles with getting to France and leaving France again (air traffic control strike) were definitely out-balanced by the content of the workshop, as well as by the fact that we spent lunch breaks at the atlantic beach :-). Plus food in France is just great!