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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation: AAAI Spring Symposium - "Interactive Multi-sensory Object Perception for Embodied Agents"

Vivian Chu
AAAI Spring Symposium - Interactive Multi-sensory Object Perception for
Embodied Agents

March 27-29, 2017

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cs.utexas.edu_-7Ejsinapov_AAAI-2DSSS-2D2017_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ngE5VrrSbbCq_vbfyAbQlUL2bxdIlwp7SXybECDkbBE&s=oMcx--NqZ2APVv1W_3ctkdMZTvbWkhrIE4jDexHVQSQ&e= 

Registration: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.aaai.org_Symposia_Spring_sss17.php&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ngE5VrrSbbCq_vbfyAbQlUL2bxdIlwp7SXybECDkbBE&s=oWVpvNxPq9IndIky1VdONzYrBCdN8wS2fjKJwx5S1iY&e= 

----------------- Call for Participation ------------------

Registration for AAAI SSS 17 is still open and we welcome interested
attendees to register for the Symposium on “Interactive Multi-sensory
Object Perception for Embodied Agents”.  Deadline for early registration is
March 10th. Participants can register until March 27th, but encouraged to
register early.

The website has been updated with list of accepted posters and invited
speakers. In addition to the topics covered below, the symposium will
discuss future venues, collaboration opportunities, as well a special
edition journal on the topic.

-----------------Symposium Summary -----------------

For a robot to perceive object properties with multiple sensory modalities,
it needs to interact with the object through action. This interaction
requires that an agent be embodied (i.e., the robot interacts with the
environment through a physical body within that environment). A major
challenge is to get a robot to interact with the scene in a way that is
quick and efficient, and utilize multiple sensory modalities to perceive
and reason about objects. The fields of psychology and cognitive science
have demonstrated that humans rely on multiple senses (e.g., audio,
haptics, tactile, etc.) in a broad variety of contexts ranging from
language learning to learning manipulation skills.

How do we collect large datasets from robots exploring the world with
multi-sensory inputs and what algorithms can we use to learn and act with
this data? While the community has focused on how to deal with visual
information (e.g., deep learning for visual features), there has been far
fewer explorations of how to utilize and learn from the very different
scales of data collected from very different sensors.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers from the fields
of AI, Robotics, and Psychology who share the goal of advancing the
state-of-the-art in robotic perception of objects. The symposium will
consist of invited speakers, poster and breakout sessions, and panels over
2 days.

---------------- Topics of Interest --------------------------

Multi-sensory perception

Psychology of sensory inputs

Robot learning using multi-sensory data

Representations of multisensory perception and action

Real-time perception and decision making using multi-sensory input

Learning algorithms for auditory, visual, and haptic data

Multi-sensory data collection

Algorithms for embodied agents to interact with the real-world

---------------- List of Invited Speakers --------------------------

Dr. Byron Boots, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Oliver Brock, Technical University of Berlin

Dr. Dieter Fox, University of Washington

Dr. Charles C. Kemp, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
and University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Allison Yamanashi Leib, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Alexander Stoytchev, Iowa State University

Dr. Moqian Tian, Meta

------------------ Organizing Committee ------------------

Vivian Chu, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Jivko Sinapov, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jeannette Bohg, MPI for Intelligent Systems

Dr. Sonia Chernova, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Andrea L. Thomaz, University of Texas at Austin
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