ICRA 2015 Workshop

 

 

2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Workshop

Cognitive Robotics as Interdisciplinary Science

30th May 2015
1:00pm – 5:15pm

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington.

Supported by IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Cognitive Robotics – CORO

Motivation

The importance of the research field on cognitive robotics has long been recognized and is now rapidly increasing according to the recent demand for robots being able to interact safely with humans in everyday situations. Cognitive robotics basically requires merging the two following streams of research: how to implement physical systems specifically designed for interaction with unconstrained environments and how to design control architectures taking explicitly into account the need to acquire and use experience. The first aspect usually refers mainly to robotics research while the second has its core activities in cognitive science and artificial intelligence.

To establish Cognitive Robotics as a solid research field merging these research fields, we created a TC Cognitive Robotics called CORO for encouraging the discussing with the researchers belonging in these fields. This workshop is the first event of CORO. Therefore, we are planning to invite the key persons from the related research field such as TC humanoid robots, TC robot learning and IEEE Computational intelligent society, and hold the panel discussion with them and CORO initial members and co-chairs after the talks on cognitive robots and science representing their fields. Through these discussions, we aim at clarifying and showing the problems of cognitive robotics existing across the multiple research fields.

 

Program (download abstract and program)

Opening “remarks and introduction”: Prof. Giulio Sandini (IIT) and Dr. Shingo Shimoda (RIKEN)

Prof. Shingo Shimoda
Intelligent Behavior Control Collaboration Unit
RIKEN
What is the role of CORO?
Prof. Giulio Sandini
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
RBCS Dept Director
Cognitive Robotics as an Interdisciplinary Science

 

Theme 1 : What is Cognition? – Talks for blending the ingredients of cognition

Prof. Minoru Asada - Osaka University
Prof. Minoru Asada
Osaka University
Empathy as Another
Aspect of Cognition
Prof. David Vernon - University of Skövde
Prof. David Vernon
University of Skövde
Cognitive Robotics as an
Interdisciplinary Science

 

Theme 2 : Where and why cognitive robots and systems are needed?

Prof. Angelo Cangelosi - University of Plymouth
Prof. Angelo Cangelosi
University of Plymouth
Developmental Robotics:
Talking to Robots
Prof. Maya Cakmak - University of Washington
Prof. Maya Cakmak
University of Washington
Robots Learning
Everyday Tasks From
Everyday People

 

Co-chairs

Giulio Sandini
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
Shingo Shimoda
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
David Vernon
University of Skövde, Sweden
Matthias Scheutz
Tufts University, USA