19-20 March 2014 - Fifth EUCogIII Members Conference, Bochum

Add to Calendar   19-03-2014 14:00:00 20-03-2014 18:00:00 38 Fifth EUCogIII Members Conference, Bochum, 19-20 March 2014 This conference will bring together researchers in human embodied communication and the development of communication skills in children with researchers in artificial cognition seeking ways to automatically generate language to communicate automatically with a human about a shared environment and to, conversely, ground human language and gesture in the system's own scene perception. Our aim will be to advance the interdisciplinary interchanges between these diverse fields with diverse methods around the shared problem of embodied communication. Bochum, Germany Gregor Schöner (Bochum), Vincent C. Müller (ACT / Oxford) true DD/MM/YYYY

"Embodied communication"

Bochum

Organisation: Gregor Schöner (Bochum), Vincent C. Müller (ACT / Oxford)

Invited Speakers: Larissa Samuelson, Srini Narayanan, Yiannis Aloimonos, Peter Dominey, Susan Wagner Cook See programme page for details →

Theme and rationale

We may be the dexterous species, but our capacity for communication makes us essentially human.The study of human language led the way toward the revolution of embodiment, the realization that cognition is strongly contingent upon our bodily immersion in an environment to which we are coupled through sensory and motor processes.

The embodiment stance to human communication extends the scientific approach to human language by adding a new emphasis on the grounding of language in the ongoing perception of the scene.The emergence of language during development is contingent, in this view, on the immersion of the child in an environment shared with speakers. Gesture and other non-linguistic cues are tightly coupled into language processing in the here and now of human communication.

This conference will bring together researchers in human embodied communication and the development of communication skills in children with researchers in artificial cognition seeking ways to automatically generate language to communicate automatically with a human about a shared environment and to, conversely, ground human language and gesture in the system's own scene perception. Our aim will be to advance the interdisciplinary interchanges between these diverse fields with diverse methods around the shared problem of embodied communication.