German-French Workshop: Perspectives on Cognitive Interaction and Technology

04. Juni 2012 - 05. Oktober 2012
Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

Aim of the workshop is to bring leading French and German researchers in fields pertinent to cognitive interaction together in order to exchange ideas for future perspectives and explore possibilities of bi-national cooperation.    


Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC), Bielefeld University with the kind support of the Service Scientifique of French Embassy in Germany


Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)
Bielefeld University
Wellenberg 1
33615 Bielefeld
Please see here for travelling information



Workshop Program

Monday, June 4, 2012



Prof. Dr.-Ing Gerhard Sagerer
Rector of Bielefeld University
Raoul Mille
Scientific and University Attache, French Ambassy Berlin/Munich
Prof. Dr. Helge Ritter
CITEC Coordinator


Session I: Human and Humanoid Motion

9:40-10:10Philippe Bidaud
University Pierre and Marie Curie
Task-oriented control of humanoid robots in dynamic enviroments
10:10-10:40Philippe Fraisse
University of Montpellier 2
Two-arm heterogeneous system control for intuitive human-humanoid interaction
10:40-11:10Olivier Sigaud
University Pierre and Marie Curie
Machine Learning tools for more Human-like control of humanoids
11:10-11:40Coffee Break
11:40-12:10Tamim Asfour
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Towards Action Semantics for Humanoids
12:10-12:40Thomas Schack
Bielefeld University
Cognitive Architecture and Planning Principles of Motor-Action
12:40-13:10Maren Bennewitz
University of Freiburg
Navigation in Human Environments

Session II: Learning and Development

14:30-15:00Manuel Lopes
INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest
Interactive Learning in Social Robots
15:00-15:30Katharina Rohlfing
Bielefeld University
Are there „building blocks“ of action and can children and artificial systems learn them?
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-16:30Sylvain Calinon
Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Challenges in adapting imitation and reinforcement learning to compliant robots
16:30-17:00Jochen Steil
Bielefeld University
Neural Learning to compose complex movements
19:30Conference Dinner


Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Session III: Interaction and Communication

9:00-9:30Radu Horaud
INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes
Human-robot interaction based on fusing vision and hearing
9:30-10:00Marc Duruy
Aldebaran Robotics, Paris
Cognitive challenges for personal humanoid robots
10:00-10:30Britta Wrede
Bielefeld University
Modeling and Evaluating Interaction with Robots
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-11:30Michael Beetz
Technische Universität München
Cognition-Enabled Control for the Realization of Home Chore Task Intelligence
11:30-12:00Stefan Kopp
Bielefeld University
Cognitive Systems for Cooperative Human-Machine Interaction

Session IV: Towards Cognitive Architectures

13:30-14:00Raja Chatila
Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems-CNRS
Of Humans And Robots
14:00-14:30James Crowley
INRIA Grenoble Rhones-Alpes
A Cognitive Architecture for Situation Awareness
14:30-15:00Coffee Break
15:00-15:30Martin Buss
Technische Universität München
Towards an Interactive City Exploring Robot
15:30-16:00Helge Ritter
Bielefeld University
From Manual Skills to Cognitive Architecture
16:00Summary and Next Steps