Project Information

EUCogIII

3rd European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics

Project no.: 269981

Coordination Action

European Commission, 7th Research Framework Programme,
Information and Communication Technologies

Funding: 1,980,000 Euros

Duration: 38 months (Nov. 2011 - Dec. 2014)

http://www.eucognition.org

Project Partners

  1. ANATOLIA, Vincent C. Müller, Amerikaniko Kollegio Anatolia, Greece (Coordinator)
  2. HIS, Tom Ziemke, Högskolan i Skövde, Sweden
  3. RUB, Gregor Schöner, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  4. RUG, Tjeerd Andringa, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
  5. UIB, Antoni Gomila, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  6. UKE, Andreas K. Engel, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
  7. UOS, Ron Chrisley, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  8. UZ, Rolf Pfeifer, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
  9. VUT, Markus Vincze, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Project Summary

The “3rd European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics” (EUCogIII) will organise a network of many hundreds of researchers and continue building the cognitive systems community in Europe, which straddles the divides of traditional academic disciplines in its work towards artificial intelligent systems that are autonomous, robust, flexible and self-improving in pursuing their goals. Such a network is the grease for the gears of research; fostering a self-standing community with clear aims that can produce efficient, focused research with deep impact.

Further to building the community itself, EUCogIII will focus on reaching out to show what artificial cognitive systems research has to offer and to increase the impact of the research already done; this outreach will centre on a specific selection of themes and communities that lend themselves well to this purpose.

Structurally, we will build bridges from the network to related communities, to extant organisations and networks – especially with a view towards application of artificial cognitive systems research in robotics, but also in other areas of industry that move towards systems that are more intelligent and inspired by natural systems. This orientation towards application also provides added focus to cognitive artificial systems research itself. To further the community, the EUCogIII network will provide and support education of new researchers (of PhD student level) on the latest developments at the cutting edge of science. Finally our network will provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ of online resources, as a service to the community.

In terms of specific activities in work packages, we provide structures and content in WP 1 'Outreach', WP 2 'Bridges', WP 3 'Education', WP 4 'Online Resources' and we organise these, in WP 5 academic 'Coordination' and WP 6 'Management' of finances and events.

Participant Details

1. VINCENT C. MÜLLER

Professor of Philosophy
Anatolia College/ACT
P.O. Box 21021
55510 Pylaia, Greece
Phone: +30-2310-398 211
Mobile: +30-6942-606171
E-Mail:
http://www.sophia.de

2. TOM ZIEMKE

Professor of Cognitive Science
Director of Cognition & Interaction Lab
Informatics Research Centre
University of Skövde
PO Box 408, 54128 Skövde, Sweden
Phone: +46-500-448330 / +46-73-0249435
Fax: +46-500-448399
E-Mail:
http://www.his.se/english/research/informatics/research-groups/coin/

3. GREGOR SCHÖNER

Director, Institute für Neuroinformatics
Ruhr-Universität-Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
Gebäude ND, Raum 04/583, 44801 Bochum, Germany
Phone: +49-234-32-27965
Fax: +49-234-32-14209
E-Mail:
http://www.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/thbio/members/profil/Schoener/index.html

4. TJEERD ANDRINGA

Director of Education in Artificial Intelligence
Department of Artificial Intelligence
University of Groningen
P. O. Box 407, 9700 AK Groningen, The Netherlands
phone: +31 0 50 363 6958
E-Mail:
http://www.ai.rug.nl/~tjeerd/
http://www.ai.rug.nl/research/acg/people/tjeerd.html

5. ANTONI GOMILA

Professor of Psychology
Departament de Psicologia
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Edifici Beatriu de Pinós, despatx 10
Cra. de Valldemossa, km 7.5. Palma, Spain
Phone: +34 971 172 388
Fax: +34 971 172 309
E-Mail:
http://antonigomila.wordpress.com

6. ANDREAS K. ENGEL

Professor of Physiology
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Director, Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49-40-42803-6170
Fax: +49-40-42803-7752
E-Mail: , E-Mail:
http://www.40hz.net

7. RON CHRISLEY

Director, Centre for Research in Cognitive Science, COGS
Department of Informatics
University of Sussex
Falmer BN1 9QH, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1273 678581
Fax: +44 1273 877873
E-Mail:
http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/ronc/

8. ROLF PFEIFER

Director, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Dept. of Informatics, University of Zürich,
Andreasstr. 15, 8050 Zürich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 635 43 20/53
Fax: +41 44 635 45 07
E-Mail:
http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ailab/

9. MARKUS VINCZE

Professor (Ao. Prof.)
Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology,
Gußhausstr. 27-29, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 58801 - 37601
Fax: +43 1 58801 - 37699
E-Mail:
http://www.acin.tuwien.ac.at/index.php?id=231&L=1