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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CITEC Summer School 2017 on Cognitive Architectures

*CITEC Summer School 2017 on Cognitive Architectures*
CITEC, Bielefeld University, Germany, September 4th-8th, 2017

*Aims and Scope:* This summer school will bring together internationally
renowned senior experts and young researchers from computer and
cognitive sciences, robotics, biomechanics, interaction design, and
philosophy to present, discuss and explore recent advances to cognitive
architectures. Focusing on the perspectives of modularity, adaptivity,
interaction, shared autonomy and inter-subjectivity the five-day
programme is organized around keynote talks by senior experts and
hands-on workshops on instances of hypothesis-driven system building.

Participants will learn to build state-of-the-art cognitive
architecturesusing robotic platforms available at the CITEC labs such as
Amiro, iCub, SoftBank’s Pepper robot, or a bi-manual manipulator setup
with anthropomorphic hands. Beyond the courses and the talks of the
invited speakers, the attendance will provide ample opportunities for
discussions, exchange of ideas, and for learning more about CITEC.

*Invited Guests: *International guests will introduce participants to
their approaches and recent cutting-edge work on cognitive
architectures: Prof. Dr.-Ing. *Tamim Asfour* - Karlsruhe Institute of
Technology, Prof. Dr. *Michael Beetz* - University Bremen, both are
located in Germany, Prof. Dr. *Angelo Cangelosi* - Plymouth University
and Prof. Dr. *Yiannis Demiris* - Imperial College of Science,
Technology and Medicine London, both in the UK, and Dr. *Lorenzo Natale*
and Prof. Dr. *Giulio Sandini *both from Italian Institute of Technology
Genova, Italy.

*Format:* Each day will start with presentations by the invited speakers
to ignite discussions on leading questions and offer viewpoints on
modularity, adaptivity, interaction, shared autonomy and
inter-subjectivity in the context of cognitive architectures for
intelligent robots. In the afternoon, participants will work in parallel
workshops on four robotic platforms to gain practical experience with
implementations of focused experiments with connection to the topics
discussed in the morning sessions. This work will be aided by
accompanying in-depth tutorials. On the final day, an informal
demonstration event will give each workshop group the opportunity to
present their results to the other participants.

*Background:* This summer school continues a series of CITEC Summer
Schools started in 2010 and covering the topics of /The Structure of
Cognitive Motion: From Analysis to Synthesis/ (2010), /Mechanisms of
Attention - From Experimental Studies to Technical Systems/ (2011),
/Verbal and Non-verbal Interaction: From Experiments to Implementation/
(2012), /Continuous Learning in Living and Artificial Systems/ (2013),
and /Adaptive Systems/ (2016) so far.

*Application and deadline:* To apply, pleasevisit
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.cit-2Dec.de_summersc&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=plQOPMKLrFLMvK4BtmxFoiZ7H9kWNAAE6BArXn82Vug&s=eeunJ7fuXRMSFhZ2nWSJgs-KVQFC7ZZnYgs1bqM1zHk&e= > and submit a CV and a brief letter of
motivation no later than 12th of June, 2017. You are asked to choose one
out of the above mentioned four robot platforms. Applicants will be
notified after the selection process.

*Contact Information*: For any questions, please contact the organizers
team via Claudia Muhl:[hidden email]-bielefeld.de_
<mailto:[hidden email]>

*Program Committee:*
Prof. Dr. *Helge Ritter* – Neuroinformatics, Bielefeld University
Prof. Dr.-Ing. *Ulrich Rückert* – Cognitronics and Sensor Systems,
Bielefeld University
Prof. Dr. *Thomas Schack* – Neurocognition and Action – Biomechanics,
Bielefeld University
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian *Wrede* – Cognitive Systems Engineering, CoR-Lab,
Bielefeld University

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