EUCognition Meeting 08-09.12.2016 in Vienna

"Cognitive Robot Architectures"


Vincent C. Müller (general chair)
Markus Vincze (local chair)
Ron Chrisley (academic chair)
Yulia Sandamirskaya (academic chair)

The morning sessions of the EUCog Meeting on December 8 are part of the ShanghAI Lectures and will be streamed.

Link to the Stream:


8 December, Thursday
8:00 - 9:00 Registration, Coffee
9:00 - 9:20 Welcome & Opening Note from the organisers
9:20 - 10:40 4 Talks (20 minutes each, incl. discussion)
  • Davind Vernon and Markus Vincze:
    What industry wants from Cognitive Robotics
  • Florian Röhrbein:
    Neurorobotics, a strategic pillar of Human Brain Project
  • Ron Chrisley and Aaron Sloman:
    Architectural Requirements for Consciousness
  • Fabio Bonsignorio:
    Open Issues in Cognitive Embodied AI Architectures for New Robotics
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 12:20 4 Talks (20 minutes each, incl. discussion)
  • Tamas Madl, Stan Franklin, Ke Chen and Robert Trappl:
    Cognitive models of spatial memory in brains and robots
  • Maurice Lamb, Patrick Nalepka, Tamara Lorenz, Rachel W. Kallen, Ali Minai and Michael Richardson:
    Grey Boxes without Grey Matter: Identifying the Relevant Dynamics of Human Coordination for the Design of Artificial Cognitive Agents Embedded in Human-Machine Systems
  • Antonio Lieto:
    The "Knowledge Limits" in Cognitive Architectures - talk cancelled
  • Fabian Schrodt, Jan Kneissler, Stephan Ehrenfeld and Martin V. Butz:
    An Event-Schematic, Cooperative, Cognitive Architecture Plays Super Mario
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00 Invited Speaker: Paul F.M.J. Verschure (UPF Barcelona)
"The Distributed Adaptive Control of Consciousness in Men, Mice and Machines"
15:00 - 16:30 Posters + Coffee, Snacks
16:30 - 17:30 Workshop on the future of EUCognition (all participants welcome)
17:30 End
19:00 Dinner at Heurigen
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9 December, Thursday
9:00 - 10:40 5 Talks (20 minutes each, incl. discussion)
  • Robert Jenke and Angelika Peer:
    Towards Incorporating Appraisal into Emotion Recognition: A Dynamic Architecture for Intensity Estimation from Physiological Signals
  • Alexander Maye, Dari Trendafilov, Daniel Polani and Andreas K. Engel:
    A visual attention mechanism for autonomous robots controlled by sensorimotor contingencies
  • Annalisa Bosco and Patrizia Fattori:
    Behavioral insights on influence of manual action on object size perception
  • Riccardo Caccavale and Alberto Finzi
    Cognitive Control and Adaptive Attentional Regulations for Robotic Task Execution
  • Tobias Werner, Dominik Riedelbauch and Dominik Henrich
    Learning to forget: Integrating Data Aging Strategies into a World Model for Robotics Systems
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 12:20 4 Talks (20 minutes each, incl. discussion)
  • Justus Piater:
    From Machine Learning to Agency
  • Alberto Montebelli and Robert Lowe:
    (Em)powering Emergent Cognition: Realistic proto-allostasis as a foundational route to cognitive ability
  • Robert Wortham and Joanna Bryson:
    Instinct: A Biologically Inspired Architecture for Embedded Environments
  • Roger Moore
    A Needs-Driven Cognitive Architecture for Future ëIntelligentí Communicative Agents
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00 Invited Speaker: David Vernon (Skovde)
Two Ways (Not) to design a Cognitive Architecture
15:00 - 16:00 Panel & Plenary discussion: The next steps
Vernon, Verschule, Vincze, Chrisley, Sandamirskaya
16:00 End



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19: Serge Thill:
The Dreams4Cars project: Dream-like simulation abilities for automated cars
20: Soheil Human, Florian Kleedorfer, Markus Peschl and Alexander Kaiser:
Conceptualising ìNeedî in Predictive Processing Agents: Towards a Need-oriented Predictive Processing Cognitive Architecture
21: Muhammad Sayed, Lyuba Alboul and Jacques Penders:
Functional Design Methodology for Customised Anthropomorphic Artificial Hands
22: Vadim Reutsky and Nikolaos Mavridis. Gagarin:
A Cognitive Architecture applied to a russian-language interactive humanoid robot
23: Sege Thill:
Mutual action and intention recognition between humans and autonomous technologies
24: Carl Vogel and Anna Esposito:
Advancing and Validating Models of Cognitive Architecture
25: Luc Caspar:
A biologically-inspired neural architecture of primitive emotions.
26: Kanishka Ganguly, Konstantinos Zampogiannis, Yiannis Aloimonos and Cornelia Fermuller:
Combining Visual Learning with Generic Cognitive Model for Appliance Representation
27: Vicky Charisi, Bram Ridder and Vanessa Evers:
Social aspects and cognitive architectures: Linking low-level actions to social interactions
28: Manuel G. Bedia, Miguel Aguilera and Xabier Barandiaran:
Is your autonomous robot really situated in its environment? We can measure it for you
29: Andreas Theodorou and Joanna Bryson:
ABOD3: A Graphical Visualization and Real-Time Debugging Tool for BOD Agents
30: Claudius Gros:
The role of the sensori-motor loop for cognition
31: Murat Kirtay, Lorenzo Vannucci, Egidio Falotico, Erhan Oztop and Cecilia Laschi:
Emotion as a Cognitive Component for Energy Regulation of Robotic Agentís Cognitive Architecture
32: Martin F. Stoelen, Ricardo De Azambuja, Fabio Bonsignorio and Angelo Cangelosi:
A physical architecture for studying embodiment and compliance: The GummiArm
35: Antonio Bandera, Juan Pedro Bandera Rubio, Pablo Bustos, Ismael Garcia-Varea, Luis Manso and Jesus Martinez-Gomez:
CORTEX: a new Cognitive Architecture for Social Robots
36: Markus Bajones, Michael Zillich and Markus Vincze:
Search Like a Human: Object Recognition on a Mobile Robot
37: Stefan Schiffer and Alexander Ferrein:
A System Layout for Cognitive Service Robots
38: Andrej Lucny:
iCubSim at the mirror
39: Beata Grzyb, Sabine Hunnius and Iris van Rooij:
Deep learning architecture for developmental robotics
40: Musstafa Elyounnss, Alan Holloway, Jacques Penders and Lyuba Alboul:
Development of an Intelligent Robotic Rein for Haptic Control and Human-Robot Interaction
41: Alessio Mauro Franchi, Michele Persiani and Giuseppina Gini:
From working memory to cognitive control: presenting a model for their integration in a bio-inspired architecture
42: Zoe Falomir:
Towards Including Spatial Intelligence in Cognitive Architectures using Qualitative Reasoning Models
43: Roel Pieters and Ville Kyrki:
Human-Aware Interaction: A Memory-inspired Artificial Cognitive Architecture
44: Ilaria Strazzulla, Annagiulia Morachioli, Giorgia Acerbi, Donato Romano and Fabio Bonsignorio:
Manipulation of delicate objects: A soft touch
45: Paloma de La Puente and Guadalupe Sanchez:
Artificial Spatial Cognition for Robotics and Mobile Systems: very brief survey and current open challenges

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