The ROCKIT project

ROCKIT is a strategic roadmapping project for research and innovation in the area of natural conversational interaction. The primary scientific focus concerns interactive agents which are proactive, multimodal, social, and
autonomous. A second focus concerns systems which can extract and exploit rich context and knowledge from heterogenous data sources.

The main goal of ROCKIT is the development of a Research and Innovation Roadmap which integrates the vision and innovation agendas of those organisations (concerned with R&D and exploitation) in the field across Europe, with a broad coverage across sectors. A key goal is to bring together public sector research organisations with commercial organisations at all scales, with a particular focus on SMEs that represent the majority of fragmented commercial activity in Europe.

A key aspect of ROCKIT will be to organise a European research and innovation community in the area of conversational interaction technologies, integrating a wide-range of commercial organisations with application and use links to the area. ROCKIT will be structured around a set of sector-based clusters including mobile applications, healthcare, education, games, broadcast media, robotics, law enforcement, and security.

Research and Innovation Scenarios

As part of the strategic roadmapping action in the area of multimodal conversational interaction technologies, ROCKIT has arrived at a set of five target research and innovation scenarios , presented here. These scenarios represent a number of common themes arising from the workshops organized uring the process: accessibility, multilinguality, the importance of design, privacy by design, systems for all of human–human, human–machine, and human–environment interactions, robustness, security, potentially ephemeral interactions, and using the technology to enable fun.

ROCKIT News

Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds

A new study by Stanford University, the University of Washington and Baidu suggests that voice recognition software has improved to the point where it is significantly faster and more accurate at producing text on a mobile device than we are at typing on its keyboard. The study ran tests in English and Mandarin Chinese.



3 days ago
More Puff about Phone Interfacing
Baidu’s speech recognition software made three times fewer errors than in typed messages for English speakers, and 1.5 times fewer errors for Chinese speakers.


4 days ago
UK to Underwrite Horizon 2020 Projects after Brexit
The UK’s innovation agency has vowed to ensure that science and research plays a “central role in a progressive industrial strategy”, after Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond revealed that the Treasury will underwrite business and academic funding for approved Horizon 2020 projects.


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ROCKIT is co-funded by

ROCKIT is a project funded by the FP7 programme of the European Commission.

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