13. October 2010

First Bielefeld-Osaka Workshop deepens Cooperation between Universities

The first Bielefeld-Osaka Workshop is held from 11 to 13 October at the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC). The Workshop marks the beginning of a long-term, regular, and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between the two cooperating institutes, CITEC at Bielefeld University and the Japanese Global Center of Excellence: Center of Human-friendly Robotics based on Cognitive Neuroscience at Osaka University. The workshop will focus on research questions in human-machine interaction that are going to be studied at both locations.

04. August 2010

Intensive and far-reaching cooperation agreement signed by Bielefeld and Osaka Universities

The President of Osaka University, Professor Dr. Kiyokazu Washida, and the Rektor of Bielefeld University, Professor Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Sagerer, have signed a cooperation agreement between the two universities. The signing took place when the Osaka University delegation came to Bielefeld.

26. July 2010

Robots as Fitness Coaches for Astronauts

As part of a new project funded by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), scientists at Bielefeld are studying new ways of reducing the physical and psychological stress facing astronauts spending a long time in space. The idea is to use so-called artificial intelligent robot systems.

06. July 2010

32 million Euros for a new "Interactive Intelligent Systems" research building

Bielefeld University wins first place in the Wissenschaftsrat's [WR, Council of Science and Humanities] research buildings competition: outstanding quality and international significance.

18. June 2010

New DFG Priority Programme "Autonomous Learning": CITEC Scientist Among the Initiators

Increasing the autonomy of machine learning and making it more independent from human prestructuring is the ambitious goal of the new DFG Priority Programme "Autonomous Learning". It is modelled on the exceptional flexibility of human learning that goes far beyond the current abilities of what are mostly statistically based technical learning systems. By viewing learning as an active process embedded in action, the priority programme aims to open up new dimensions for self-teaching technical systems.