Conference Day 1: Thursday, October 24, 2019

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9.00Welcome address
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Sagerer, Rector of Bielefeld University
9.10Salutation
Prof. Dr. Helge Ritter, CITEC Coordinator
9.15"Cognitive Interaction Technology Meets AI"
Talk | Prof. Dr. Helge Ritter, CITEC Coordinator, and Prof. Dr. Britta Wrede, Deputy CITEC Coordinator
10.00Break
10.30"Embodied intelligence and interaction in autonomous hexapedal locomotion"
Talk | Prof. Dr. Volker Dürr (Biological Cybernetics group, CITEC) and Prof. Dr. Axel Schneider (formerly Bielefeld University and CITEC, now Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences) on the CITEC large scale project "Embodied Interaction as a Core of Cognitive Interaction: A holistic approach towards autonomous walking system"
11.00"Multimodal Interaction: From real-world social practices to intercepting and manipulating with novel technologies"
Talk | Prof. Dr. Karola Pitsch (formerly Bielefeld University and CITEC, now University of Duisburg-Essen)
11.20"An interdisciplinary approach to human and robot cognition"
Talk | Prof. Dr. Yukie Nagai (formerly Osaka University, now University of Tokyo), and Prof. Dr. Friederike Eyssel (Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research group, CITEC) on the strategic partnership of CITEC and Osaka University
11.50"Managing Science: At the Heart of Bielefeld Cognitive Interaction Technology"
Talk | CITEC's General Manager Anita Adamczyk on management of the Cluster of Excellence CITEC
12.15"Smart Physical Training in Virtual Reality"
Talk | Prof. Dr. Mario Botsch (Computer Graphics and Geometry Processing group, CITEC), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kopp (Social Cognitive Systems group, CITEC) und Prof. Dr. Thomas Schack (Neurocognition and Action - Biomechanics group, CITEC) on the CITEC large scale project "Intelligent Coaching Space" (ICSpace)
12.45Lunch Break
14.00"Studies on interactive robots"
Keynote address | Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
15.00"From Personalization to Learning Algorithms"
Talk | Prof. Dr. Heiko Wersing (HRI Europe), and Prof. Dr. Barbara Hammer (Machine Learning, CITEC) on the strategic partnership of CITEC and the Honda Research Institute (HRI) Europe
15.30"A comprehensive approach towards assistive technology"
Talk | Prof. Dr. Ingmar Steinhart (Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kopp (Social Cognitive Systems group, CITEC) on the strategic partnership of CITEC and the Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel
16.00Break
16.30"The other intelligence: How will technology change our concept of the human being?"
Panel discussion | Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University), Prof. Dr. Giulio Sandini (Italian Institute of Technology), Prof. Dr. Johanna Kissler (Affective Neuropsychology group, CITEC), Prof. Dr. Helge Ritter (Neuroinformatics group, CITEC). Moderation: Dr. Dorothea Schostok
18.00Break
19.00Conference Dinner
“Hechelei”, Ravensberger Park 6, Bielefeld (registered participants only)
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