Category Archives: News

SPIROCCO’s App for community-based care

As part of the H2020 GATEKEEPER, we are developing an App with the SME SPIROCCO to support community-based care. SPIROCCO is a winner of €50k funds of the 1st GK Open Call, addressing our challenge of developing a web technology to fight loneliness and strengthening of community resilience. The APP will enable citizens to request […]

Agnese presents her research on robots with common sense at the AAAI Spring Symposium

The 2022 AAAI Symposium on Machine Learning and Knowledge Engineering for Hybrid Intelligence (AAAI-MAKE) took place on March 21-23. The symposium is aimed at bringing together researchers and practitioners that are exploring the integration of Machine Learning methods with knowledge-based systems, to improve the explainability, performance and data efficiency of existing solutions.    This year, the […]

SPARQL Anything at the meeting of the Knowledge Graph Construction W3C community group

On 14 February, Enrico Daga joined the biweekly meetings of the Knowledge Graph Construction community group to give a presentation on SPARQL Anything. W3C is a community group that aims to support its participants in developing better methods for Knowledge Graphs construction, through building capacity via knowledge exchange development of training, tools, and methods among […]

Testing the GATEKEEPER robotic intervention in KMi

As part of the GATEKEEPER project, our Gianluca is working on autonomous inspection of home environments aimed to identify and map objects of daily living and identify potential hazards. In preparation for the upcoming second review with the project officers, we set up the KMi podium for running experiments and recording a demo. The TiaGo was […]

Testing Robotic Vision through VR

As a part of the GATEKEEPER project, we are collaborating with Extend Robotics on the development of VR software for remote presence through the TiaGo robot. The first step is the reconstruction of the RGBD point cloud as a 3D video to be streamed through a VR set. In this picture is the reconstruction of […]

The Semantic Web Community Celebrates its 20th Birthday

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ‘official’ birth of the Semantic Web community, as 2001 saw both the publication of the landmark paper on the Semantic Web by Tim Berners-Lee, Jim Hendler, and Ora Lassila, as well as the staging of the 1StSemantic Web Symposium (the precursor to the International Semantic Web Conference […]

Watch the video from the 2021 SciRoc Challenge!

Well… what an event! A huge thank you again to all of our teams, sponsors, volunteers and members of the public for joining us to support the 2021 SciRoc Challenge, and to the city of Bologna for hosting us. Check out the video below for the full highlights from our 2021 event! Share this:

Event news: The Future and the Past of Reading (18.11.2021), Milano, Italy

READ-IT members will take part in a workshop, ‘The Future and the Past of Reading. New Research Methods for new Perspectives’ [Il futuro e il passato della lettura. Nuovi metodi d’indagine per nuove prospettive] at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, on Thursday 18 November 2021 (14.30-16.00 CET). Speakers at the event include Alessio […]

The Open University’s project period ends

On 30 September 2021, The Open University’s funded period on the project READ-IT comes to an end. While the project team Dr. Shafquat Towheed (UK Lead), Dr. Alessio Antonini, Dr. Francesca Benatti, and Dr. Maya Parmar move to new projects, the project resources remain free and available for public use. The website will also remain […]

Conference news: “Reading Popular Culture Offline and Online”

READ-IT members Dr. Alessio Antonini, Dr.Francesca Benatti and Prof. Corinna Norrick-Rühl have co-written a paper titled “Reading Popular Culture Offline and Online: Outlining a Comparative Study of Reading Experiences Between Webcomics and Twenty-First Century Book Club Choices”. Benatti will present the paper at the upcoming conference of the European Association for Digital Humanities, at the […]