29 January 2010 - Second EUCogII Members Conference, Zürich

Program and Videos

"Development of Cognition in Artificial Agents"


Friday, January 29th 2010


Science and Technology University - ETH Zürich, Audimax, Main building, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland.


Vincent C. Müller

Local Organization:

Rolf Pfeifer, Matej Hoffman, Sladjana Ravlija

9:00 - 9:30 Reception, Coffee

9:30 - 10:00 (ETH Audimax)

Opening, introduction, organizational matters (Vincent C. Müller, Coordinator) - Chair: Rolf Pfeifer

10:00 - 11:15

Keynote A: Linda B. Smith (Indiana U) - "Grounding Toddler Learning in Sensory Motor Dynamics"
Abstract - Video of the speech

(Chair: Gregor Schöner)

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 13:00

Keynote B: David Vernon (U Genoa) - "Cognitive Development and the iCub Humanoid Robot"
Abstract - Video of the speech - Slides (Related publications are available at http://www.vernon.eu/publications.htm)

(Chair: Vincent C. Müller)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:15

Keynote C: Heinrich Bülthoff (MPI Biological Cybernetics) - "The Cybernetics Approach to Perception, Cognition and Action"
Abstract - Video of the speech

(Chair: Tjeerd Andringa)

15:15 - 16:30

Keynote D: Josh Bongard (U Vermont) - "Why Morphology Matters"
Abstract - Video of the speech

(Chair: Andreas Engel)

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 - 18:30 Parallel Workshops;

Workshop A: "Grounding Learning in Sensory Motor Dynamics" - respondent Joanna J Bryson. Chair: Ron Chrisley

Workshop B: "Cognitive Development and the iCub" - respondent Angelo Cangelosi (Plymouth U). Chair: Tom Ziemke

Workshop C: "Cybernetics and Learning in Present Day AI" - respondent Fumiya Iida. Chair: Toni Gomila

Workshop D: "Morphology, Evolution and Adaption" - respondent Koh Hosoda (Osaka U). Chair: Rolf Pfeifer

18:30 - 19:30

Plenary Session: Chairs Reports from workshops. Panel discussion with keynote speakers.

20:00 Dinner Seerestaurant Aqua (bus transfer provided)