The INSIDE  project is a project funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation and is a collaboration with CMU University under the CMU Portugal program.  The main coordinator of the project is Prof. Francisco Melo.

The INSIDE project explores symbiotic interactions between humans and robots in joint cooperative activities, addressing the problem of how social robots plan their course of action to coordinate with and accommodate for the co-actions of their human teammates.

Further it also looks at how context and environment information collected from a set of networked sensors (such as cameras and biometric sensors) be exploited to create more natural and engaging interactions between humans and robots.

INSIDE strives to develop new hardware and software solutions that will support a real-world interaction with children with ASD in a joint cooperative task with therapeutical purposes.