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David Vernon is a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Rwanda. In a career spanning 38 years, he has worked for Westinghouse Electric in Ireland and the USA, for the European Commission and Science Foundation Ireland, and for leading universities in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. He is a past Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and presently serves on the Advisory Board of Innopolis University, Russia's first university dedicated to information technology. In the past, he coordinated two cognition and vision research networks (www.eucognition.org, www.ecvision.org) and he was a…Find out more »
Tutorial: “DECLARATIVE SPATIAL REASONING — THEORY, METHODS, AND APPLICATIONS” by Mehul Bhatt, Carl Schultz, Przmyslaw Walega at IJCAI 2017 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Melbourne Australia
Spatial thinking, conceptualisation, and the verbal and visual (e.g., gestural, iconic, diagrammatic) communication of commonsense as well as expert knowledge about the world -the space that we exist in- is one of the most important aspects of everyday human life. Philosophers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, linguists, psycholinguists, ontologists, information theorists, computer scientists, mathematicians, architects, and environmental psychologists have each investigated space through the perspective of the lenses afforded by their respective field of study. This tutorial will present computational visuo-spatial representation…Find out more »
Tutorial: EASE course at the summer school ‘Foundations of Robotics and Autonomous Learning Summer School (RALSS’17)’
Michael Beetz and Daniel Bessler teach Reintegrating Robotics & AI at the summer school Foundations of Robotics and Autonomous Learning Summer School (RALSS’17)Find out more »
The DGR Days are held to foster a visible and interdisciplinary robotics community in Germany. Researchers from robotics, AI, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, and other related disciplines are cordially invited. This year, the DGR-Days will take place at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Bremen in conjunction with the Kick-Off meeting of the EASE Collaborative Research Center EASE. For more information please visit the event website.Find out more »
This tutorial at AAAI 2018 presents cognitive vision from the perspectives of language, logic, and artificial intelligence. The tutorial focusses on application areas where explainability and semantic interpretation of dynamic visuo-spatial imagery are central, e.g., for commonsense scene understanding; vision for robotics and HRI; narrative interpretation from the viewpoints of visuo-auditory perception & digital media, multimodal sensemaking of data.
We particularly highlight Deep (Visuo-Spatial) Semantics, denoting the existence of systematic formalisation and declarative programming methods -e.g., pertaining to space and motion- supporting query answering, relational learning, non-monotonic abductive inference, and embodied simulation. Here, we demonstrate the integration of methods from knowledge representation and computer vision with a focus on reasoning & learning about space, action, and change. In the backdrop of areas as diverse as architecture design, cognitive film studies, cognitive robotics, and eye-tracking, this tutorial covers both applications and basic methods concerned with topics such as:
- explainable visual perception,
- semantic video understanding,
- language generation from video,
- declarative spatial reasoning, and
- computational models of narrative.
No special background needed; participants need only be generally interested in AI, Cognitive Science, or HCI. We especially encourage early doctoral researchers, and educators wanting to learn about general tools for logic-based reasoning about visual imagery.
Part of the EASE Team will be at the Automatica June 19 - 22, 2018! You can find us in hall b4, booth 306. Come by and check us out!Find out more »
On the 28th of June 2018, we will open the doors to our lab in cooperation with our pupil project SMILE. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about our research and see live demonstrations of our robots and virtual reality experiments.All interested people are invited to visit our lab on the 28th of June, 2018 between 11:00 and 17:00. Our address and information on how to get to the lab can be found on the contact page.Find out more »
We are happy to announce that the first EASE fall school will take place September 17 - 21, 2018!Find out more »
There will be a couple EASE workshops at IROS 2018 this year: Towards Robots that Exhibit Manipulation Intelligence (Mo-WS6) Latest Advances in Big Activity Data Sources for Robotics and New Challenges (Mo-WS17) Semantic Policy and Action Representations for Autonomous Robots (Fr-WS8) The Intelligence of Touch: Haptics, Tactile, Interaction. Building the Global Picture! (Mo-WS12)Find out more »