[visionlist] CRNS Talk Series - Live Talk by Dr. Alessandra Sciutti - Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Amir Aly amir.kalfat at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 05:18:52 -04 2022

**Apologies for cross-posting **

Dear All,

The Center for Robotics and Neural Systems (CRNS
<https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/robotics-neural-systems>) at Plymouth
University is pleased to announce the talk of *Dr. Alessandra Sciutti* from
the *Italian Institute of Technology* (IIT) on Wednesday February 2nd at *11:00
am - 12:30 pm (GMT) *over *Zoom*. Registration is* required* and free:

*Title of the talk*:  Cognitive robots for more humane interactions


A cognitive robot is a robot capable to adapt, predict, and pro-actively
interact with the environment and communicate with the human partners. Our
research leverages on the use of the humanoid robot iCub to test how to
build such a cognitive interactive agent. We model the minimal skills
necessary for cognitive development, such as the visual features that
enable to recognize the presence of other agents in the scene, their
internal state and their responses to robot behavior. In a dual approach,
we are trying to understand how to modulate robot movement to make it more
transparent and understandable to non-expert users. As a next step, we are
focusing on the development of simple cognitive architectures that could
integrate the sensory and motor capabilities developed in isolation
together with memory, internal motivation and learning mechanisms, to
achieve personalization and adaptation skills. We believe that only a
structured effort toward cognition will in the future allow for more humane
machines, able to see the world and people as we do and engage with them in
a meaningful manner.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me,



*Dr. Amir Aly*

Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Center for Robotics and Neural Systems (CRNS)

School of Engineering, Computing, and Mathematics

Room B332, Portland Square, Drake Circus, PL4 8AA

University of Plymouth, UK
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