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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP IROS2018 Workshop on Language and Robotics

Takato Horii
Call for papers

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We are happy to call for papers for the IROS2018 workshop on Language and

Workshop on Language and Robotics
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Date: October 1, 2018


IROS 2018 Workshop on Language and Robotics

Submission deadline: August 12, 2018

Recent advances in machine learning techniques, including deep learning and
hierarchical Bayesian modeling, are providing us with new possibilities to
integrate high-level and low-level cognitive capabilities in robotics. Such
a hierarchical integration of cognitive capabilities is required to enable
a robot to use language to communicate and collaborate with people in the
real-world environment. Because language is highly dependent on the
context, this hierarchical integration in both bottom-up and top-down
processes is also needed to make language processing reliable: the
first-pass “perceived” phonemes/words may be updated later based on higher
level priors or context.

In this workshop, we will investigate how we can create a robot that can
acquire, use and understand language. Future robots are expected to have
such abilities in a wide range of human-robot interactions. To this end, we
aim to share knowledge about the state-of-the-art machine learning methods
that contribute to modeling language-related capabilities in robotics, and
to exchange views among cutting-edge robotics researchers with a special
emphasis on language in robotics. The workshop will include keynote
presentations from established researchers in robotics, machine learning,
natural language processing, and cognitive science. There will be a poster
session highlighting contributed papers throughout the day.

We will have distinguished speakers who are the forerunners of this
interdisciplinary research effort.

Tetsuya Ogata, Waseda University
Daichi Mochihashi, Institute of Statistical Mathematics
Andrzej Pronobis, University of Washington
Kuniyuki Takahashi, Preferred Networks
Scotto Heath, University of Queensland

Submissions must be in PDF following the IEEE conference style in
two-columns and be limited to 2 pages:
All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be presented
during the workshop in a poster session. A number of selected papers will
be presented as oral presentations or spotlight talks.
Send your PDF manuscript indicating [LangRobo 2018] in the subject to the
following email:      langrobo2018[at]apple.ee.uec.ac.jp

We invite contributions in the following topics that are
indicative but by no means exhaustive:
* Language acquisition by robots
* Symbol grounding/emergence in Robotics
* Multimodal communication
* Emergence of communication
* Learning complex motor skills and segmentation of time-series information
* Concept formation
* Probabilistic programming and reasoning in robotics
* Human-robot communication and collaboration based on machine learning
* Deep learning for robotics
* Bayesian modeling for high-level cognitive capabilities
* Application in communicable service robots
* Language understanding by Robots

Submission of abstracts:      August 12, 2018
Notification of acceptance:   August 24, 2018
Workshop:                     October 1, 2018

* Takato Horii, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
* Emre Ugur, Bogazici University, Turkey
* Tadahiro Taniguchi, Ritsumeikan University / Panasonic, Japan
* Xavier Hinaut, INRIA, France
* Tetsunari Inamura, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
* Takayuki Nagai, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
* Michael Spranger, Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc., Japan
* Michael Beetz, University Bremen, Germany

Takato Horii,
The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
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Takato Horii,
Project Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems,
Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering,
The University of Electro-Communications
Intelligent Systems Laboratory (Nagai Lab)
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