German-French Workshop: Perspectives on Cognitive Interaction and Technology

04 June 2012 - 05 October 2012
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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
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Workshop Program

Monday, June 4, 2012

9:30-9:40 Welcome

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

9:40-10:10 Philippe Bidaud
University Pierre and Marie Curie
Task-oriented control of humanoid robots in dynamic enviroments
10:10-10:40 Philippe Fraisse
University of Montpellier 2
Two-arm heterogeneous system control for intuitive human-humanoid interaction
10:40-11:10 Olivier Sigaud
University Pierre and Marie Curie
Machine Learning tools for more Human-like control of humanoids
11:10-11:40 Coffee Break
11:40-12:10 Tamim Asfour
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Towards Action Semantics for Humanoids
12:10-12:40 Thomas Schack
Bielefeld University
Cognitive Architecture and Planning Principles of Motor-Action
12:40-13:10 Maren Bennewitz
University of Freiburg
13:10-14:30 Lunch

Session II: Learning and Development

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Session III: Interaction and Communication

9:00-9:30 Radu Horaud
INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes
Human-robot interaction based on fusing vision and hearing
9:30-10:00 Marc Duruy
Aldebaran Robotics, Paris
Cognitive challenges for personal humanoid robots
10:00-10:30 Britta Wrede
Bielefeld University
Modeling and Evaluating Interaction with Robots
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Michael Beetz
Technische Universität München
Cognition-Enabled Control for the Realization of Home Chore Task Intelligence
11:30-12:00 Stefan Kopp
Bielefeld University
Cognitive Systems for Cooperative Human-Machine Interaction
12:00-13:30 Lunch

Session IV: Towards Cognitive Architectures

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