[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP: IROS workshop on Sensorimotor Contingencies for Robotics

Ricardo Tellez rtellez at iri.upc.edu
Tue Jun 2 07:17:44 PDT 2015


IROS 2015 Full Day Workshop on "Sensorimotor Contingencies for Robotics"
to be held at the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent
Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg

Website: http://www.iri.upc.edu/groups/perception/sensorimotorIROS15/


Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 15 July 2015
Notification of acceptance: 30 July 2015
Final paper submission: 15 August 2015
Workshop Date: 2 October 2015


We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this workshop which aims to
explore practical formalizations and computational models of SensoriMotor
Contingencies and their direct application to robot control and autonomy.

The sensorimotor approach to cognition states that the key to bring
semantics to the world of a robot requires making the robot learn the
relation between the actions that the robot performs and the change it
experiences in its sensed data because of those actions. Those relations
are called sensorimotor contingencies (SMC). The SMC approach breaks
completely the classic sense-plan-act pipe that rules most of today's
autonomous robots, by mixing sensation with action, aiming to bridge the
gap between symbolic data and semantics for robots. The goal is to build
robots with a more robust behavior in real environments.

The workshop format is: 5 invited talks and 6 paper presentations.


Topics of interest:

* How can we build a robot based on SMCs?
* How can a robot build (semantic) concepts by itself through SMCs
* How can a robot use built concepts to solve tasks?
* How can concepts scale and create more complex (abstract) concepts?
* Is embodiment required for the creation of concepts? Up to which level?
* How much pre-given knowledge is required in a robot to create concepts?

Key Invited Speakers:

* Frank Guerin, University of Aberdeen
* Alexander Maye, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
* David Vernon, University of Skövdke
* Giorgio Metta, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
* Giulio Sandini, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia


Workshop Paper Submission:

We solicit contributions in the form of papers (between 4 to 6 pages) in
IROS paper format, to be presented at the workshop as oral presentations.
Please send your contribution to Ricardo Téllez (rtellez at iri.upc.edu).
Please submit your contribution in form of a single PDF file.

We look forward to seeing you at this IROS 2015 Workshop!


The Organizing Committee:

Ricardo Tellez, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Guillem Alenya, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Cecilio Angulo, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Kevin O'Regan, National Center for Scientific Research, France

Contact: Please contact Ricardo Tellez (rtellez at iri.upc.edu) for further
enquiries about this workshop

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