[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: ICRA 2014 Workshop Neurobiologically Inspired Robotics

michaelmilford michael.milford at qut.edu.au
Thu Feb 20 21:59:12 PST 2014

The ICRA 2014 Workshop on “Neurobiologically Inspired Robotics” is a full-day
workshop held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on
Robotics and Automation, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
on Thursday, June 5th, 2014.

The “Neurobiologically Inspired Robotics” workshop will be a full day event
comprised of leading neuroroboticists from around the world. Each speaker
will discuss how leveraging neurobiology and brain processing can enhance
robot autonomy and capability. *Rather than an abstract, theoretical session
on the potential future of neurobiologically inspired robots, each speaker
has embedded a brain inspired model, at some level, onto a physical robot
system*. They will discuss the inspiration, implementation, and implications
of their systems. The first talk will give an overview of the field and a
brief primer on neuroscience. This will be followed by talks from leading
neurorobotic experts (titles and authors given below). The final session of
the day will be a panel discussion that focuses on the future of this field
and how to transition these research systems into practical applications in
the real world.

The workshop format includes invited speakers, collaborative discussion
sessions and a poster presentation. *The best submission will be awarded a
GoPro Black HERO3+ camera worth $400 USD.*

*Important Dates:*

- Abstract submission deadline: April 14, 2014

- Notification of acceptance: April 28, 2014

- Workshop: Thursday June 5th, 2014, 9 AM - 5 PM

*Website*: http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~jkrichma/ICRA2014-NeuroRobot.html


- Professor Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth
- Dr Jeffrey L. Krichmar, University of California, Irvine
- Dr Michael Milford, Queensland University of Technology
- Professor Michele Rucci, Boston University
- Professor Bert Shi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


We invite submissions of a one page abstract describing new research in
Neurobiologically Inspired Robotics. Accepted submissions will be given a
poster slot, with two submissions selected for 15 minute talks during the

Submit your abstract in .pdf format to: jeff.krichmar AT uci.edu

Each submission will be reviewed by the organizing committee. 

*Speaker Lineup:*

- Minoru Asada (Osaka University) - “Affective Developmental Robotics
Towards Artificial Empathy”

- Angelo Cangelosi (University of Plymouth) - "Neurorobotics Modelling of
Embodied Cognition”

- Jorg Conradt (Technische Universitat Munchen) - “Computational
Neuroscience in Robots: Event-based Sensors and Information Processing”

- Jeffrey L. Krichmar (University of California, Irvine) - “A Tactile,
Interactive NeuroRobot for Development Disorder Therapy”

- Michael Milford (Queensland University of Technology) - “Rodent-inspired
Place Recognition over Multiple Spatial Scales using Multiple Sensing

- Florian Roerbein (Technische Universitat Munchen) "Neurorobotics and the
Human Brain Project"

- Michele Rucci (Boston University) - TBA

- Bert Shi (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) - "Intrinsically
Motivated Joint Learning of Visual Perception and Eye Movements"

- Jun Tani (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) -
"Prediction and postdiction for tackling the problem of "free wills": From
neuro-robotics experimental studies."

*Workshop Support*: This workshop is generously supported by Microsoft
Research: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/


Please contact Michael Milford (michael DOT milford AT qut.edu.au) or
Jeffrey Krichmar (jkrichma AT uci.edu)

Best regards,

Michael, Jeff, Angelo, Michele and Bert.

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