At the first UK Robot Ethics workshop on 25th March 2013, Alan Winfield offered - for discussion - the proposition that robotics is facing a Crisis of Expectations. And not for the first time. He argues that one possible consequence is (another) AI winter.
Date Posted: 28 April 2013
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Date of the event: 10-11 April 2013
Date Posted: 7 February 2013
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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Zurich the University of Zurich presents Robots On Tour: World Congress & Exhibition of Robots, Humanoids, Cyborgs and more. It will take place on 8th (only for schools) and 9th (public exhibition with approx. 4'000 visitors) March 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. Over 40 robots from all over the world such as AFFETTO, iCub, Armar, PR-2 and Cornell Ranger will be presented to the broad audience. World-class speakers such as Rodney Brooks will be attending and as an additional highlight, the AI Lab will unveil its new robot Roboy.
This event will take place on 8 - 9 March, 2013
Date Posted: 5 March 2013
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The video competition will be held in conjunction with the AAAI-13 conference in Bellevue, Washington, July 14–18, 2013
Date Posted: 2 March 2013
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SYSTEMATICITY AND THE POST-CONNECTIONIST ERA: TAKING STOCK OF THE ARCHITECTURE OF COGNITION
This workshop will address "the systematicity challenge", that embodied cognitive science has yet to address (the range of methodologies such as behavior-based AI, ecological psychology, embodied and distributed cognition, dynamical systems theory, and non-classical forms of connectionism, that reject cognitivism in its different forms).
The school will be held in San José (Andalucía, Spain) 19th -- 21st May 2011
The systematicity challenge was raised by Fodor & Pylyshyn's classical paper against connectionism, which argued that the only way for a connectionist model to account for systematicity is by implementing a classical combinatorial architecture. But now the question is whether it also poses a compelling challenge to post-connectionist methodologies because it is not clear to what extent the challenge to representational connectionism, as originally formulated and rehearsed, transfers to these other cognitive architectures.
Date Posted: 20 December 2010