Truly human-like and -oriented autonomous assistive robotics lies in the understanding and implementation of human consciousness and its relations to behaviour. We have created a unique and innovative solution, targeting multiple markets.
Projective Consciousness Robotics implements human-like and -oriented artificial consciousness in robotic & virtual systems for the production of interpretable assistive companions, inducing trustworthy social bonding, affective attachment and cognitive stimulation.
Our overarching goal is a technological leap, leading to economic and societal breakthroughs, with systems produced by our company that real humans will want and accept as essential partners, adopt as caregiving supporters, family members, or endearing playfellows.
We are a multidisciplinary team of outstanding cognitive scientists, mathematicians and engineers with a unique vision, strong entrepreneurial drives and skills. We are agile in cross-pollinating constant scientific progress and practical implementations in the way we work together, to overcome roadblocks, innovate and produce, with both highest standards and pragmatism. We also have outstanding financial, legal & business intelligence advisors.
Founder/CEO/CTO - David Rudrauf is multidisciplinary researcher and designer. He has been professor and lab director at academic institutions in the US and in Switzerland, and researcher in France, with 20 year of experience, highly cited contributions in neuroscience and cognitive science, and has been featured in the press and documentary films. He is the creator and lead designer of the Projective Consciousness Model. He has a strong entrepreneurial drive and vision to achieve technological breakthroughs with high market value.
CSO/Lead Mathematician - Grégoire Sergeant-Perthuis is an exceptional young mathematician. He was a student at the Ecole Normal Supérieure (Paris), obtained his Ph.D. on Category Theory with honors. He has been working under the direction of David Rudrauf as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Geneva. He has formalized core aspects of the Projective Consciousness Model and its algorithms, combining active inference and group theory.
Lead Software Engineer: algorithmic and robotic interfacing - Olivier Belli is a versatile, efficient and passionate developer. He got his engineering degree from the HES-SO in Switzerland. He is the co-founder of Evolutio, a software development company based in Geneva. He has been working under the direction of David Rudrauf as a senior software engineer for the development and implementation of the Projective Consciousness Model in both virtual and robotic agents.
Lead Software Engineer: 3D processing and virtual controllers - Yvain Tisserand is a creative, efficient and versatile developer, with a background of computer science. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Graphics at the University of Geneva. He has developed a wealth of virtual reality and virtual human solutions in collaboration with David Rudrauf. He has been working under his direction as a senior designer and developer for the implementation of the Projective Consciousness Model in both virtual and robotic agents.
Developer and Designer - Valentin de Gevigney is a creative and versatile developer and designer, with a background in computer science and virtual reality. He obtained his master at Laval's MTI3D, and pursues a Ph.D. in Machine Learning Models for Multimodal Detection of Anomalous Behaviours in France. He has been working under David Rudrauf's direction during his master for the implementation of an intuitive system of procedural generation of virtual reality experiments.
Legal & Business Intelligence External Advisor – Attorney, specialist of media & technology, data protection law & business intelligence. Co-Founder of Quinze Cours des Bastions law firm. Founding partner of Heptagone Digital Risk Management & Security. He was named by Bilanz among the 100 digital shapers in Switzerland. His law firm has been consistently considered as one of the best in Switzerland by the Statista Institute. He is the President of the Artificial Intelligence Geneva Summit (AIGS). He has collaborated with David Rudrauf on AI innovation for years.
A non-technical introduction
A basic proof-of-concept
Links to scientific journal articles
Shows a real-time virtual reality interactive demo of (a very simplified version of) our artificial consciousness model governing little virtual robots. The demo was featured at Andrew McGregor's event "Doge'o" Arigato Mr. Roboto" at the Hive Gallery in L.A. on December 4.