23-24 February 2012 - First EUCogIII Members Conference, Vienna

"Do Robots Need Cognition? - Does Cognition need Robots?"

Programme

Organisers: Markus Vincze (TU Vienna), Vincent C. Müller (ACT/Anatolia & Oxford)

Videos and slides of the the keynote talks will be available online as "guest lectures" in the prestigious 'ShanghAI' lectures series on http://shanghailectures.org/lectures/guest-lectures

Thursday, 23rd of February 2012
17:00 – 18:00

Libor Kral (EU Commission) - "Does the EU need cognitive systems?"

(Chair: Vincent C. Müller)

18:30 – 20:00

CogSys & EUCog Evening Ice Skating etc. at the "Wiener Eislaufverein"

20:30 –

Dinner at "Salmbräu"

Friday, 24th of February 2012
9:00 – 10:00

Matthias Scheutz (Tufts, Boston) - Robots in Cognition and Cognition in Robots: The Dual Role of Robots in Cognitive Science[Abstract]
[Presentation -pdf file-]

(Chair: Tom Ziemke)

10:00 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00

Michael Beetz (TU Munich) - "Cognition-Enabled Control for the Realization of Home Chore Task Intelligence"[Abstract]
[Presentation -pdf file-]

(Chair: Rolf Pfeifer)

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Workshops
A) Scheutz - respondent Roger K. Moore (Sheffield U) [Presentation -pdf file-]
Location: Kuppelsaal (Chair: Gregor Schöner)
B) Beetz - respondent Verena Hafner (HU Berlin)
Location HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Hörsaal, 3rd Floor (Chair: Markus Vincze)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 15:45 EUCog Wiki Presentation, Alberto Montebelli
15:45 – 16:45

Michael Arbib (USC, LA) - "Animals, Humans, Robots and Buildings: A perspective from Cognitive Neuroscience" [Presentation -pdf file-]

(Chair: Andreas K. Engel)

16:45 – 17:15 Discussion