CITEC Summer School 2017: Cognitive Architectures

04 September 2017 - 08 September 2017
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This summer school will bring together internationally renowned senior experts and young researchers from computer and cognitive sciences, robotics, biomechanics, interaction design, and philosophy to present, discuss and explore recent advances to cognitive architectures. Focusing on the perspectives of modularity, adaptivity, interaction, shared autonomy and inter-subjectivity the five-day programme is organized around keynote talks by senior experts and hands-on workshops on instances of hypothesis-driven system building.

Participants will learn to build state-of-the-art cognitive architectures using robotic platforms available at the CITEC labs such as the small and modular robot platform AMiRo (Autonomous Mini Robot), iCub, SoftBank’s Pepper robot, or a bi-manual manipulator setup with anthropomorphic hands. Beyond the courses and the talks of the invited speakers, the attendance will provide ample opportunities for discussions, and the exchange of ideas. Participants are encouraged to raise questions and bring in their own ideas, which may focus on testing hypotheses, modelling cognitive architectures, implementing specific behavioural functions, expanding past models, or provide a proof-of-concept. Please feel free to describe your ideas in your letter of motivation. The focus can be on software or hardware related topics, or a combination of both.