Activities

Upcoming Events

WORKSHOPS

RELEVANT ONGOING INITIATIVES, PROJECTS AND SPECIAL ISSUES

iCog Initiative - an open initiative started at IIT with the goal of advancing knowledge of human cognition by designing, building, and sharing a common cognitive architecture for an embodied artificial system. More details and the entire list of recorded talks is available on https://icog.eu/

Michael Beetz led the formation of the European Network of excellence centers in robotics (euROBIN) building the EuRoCoRe (European Robotics Collaborative Repository) starting in July 2022 and funded by the European Commission.

Past activities

WORKSHOPS

Workshop on World Models and Predictive Coding in Cognitive Robotics at IROS 2023, endorsed and financially supported by TC CORO 

Workshop on Teaching & Training Students for Cognitive Robotics at IROS 2023, endorsed and financially supported by TC CORO

Workshop on advancing GROup UNderstanding and robots' aDaptive behavior (GROUND) at the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2023), endorsed and financially supported by TC CORO 

Workshop on Explainable Robotics at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO

Workshop on Unconventional spatial representations - Opportunities for robotics at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO 

Workshop on Life-Long Learning with Human Help (L3H2) at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO 

Workshop Socially-acceptable robots: concepts, techniques, and applications (SOLAR) at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO 

Workshop on Effective representations, abstractions, and priors for robot learning (RAP4Robots) at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO 

Workshop on Avatar-Symbiotic Society at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO 

Workshop on Robot Execution Failures and Failure Management Strategies at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO 

Workshop on Transferability in Robotics at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO 

Workshop on Emerging paradigms for assistive robotic manipulation: from research labs to the real world at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO 

Workshop on Blending Virtual and Real Visuo-Tactile Perception (ViTac) at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO 

Workshop Behavior-driven Autonomous Driving in Unstructured Environments (BADUE) at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022), endorsed by the TC CORO

Workshop Ergonomic Human-Robot Collaboration: How Cognitive and Physical Aspects Come Together at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022), endorsed by the TC CORO

Workshop Robot Trust for Symbiotic Societies (RTSS) at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022), endorsed by the TC CORO

Workshop Social and Cognitive Interactions for Assistive Robotics (SCIAR) at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022), endorsed by the TC CORO

Workshop on Human Theory of Machines and Machine Theory of Mind for Human-Agent Teams (TOM4HAT) at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022), endorsed by the TC CORO

Workshop Artificial Intelligence for Social Robots Interacting with Humans in the Real World (intellect4hri) at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022), endorsed by the TC CORO

Workshop Life-long Learning of High-level Cognitive and Reasoning Skills at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022), endorsed by the TC CORO 

Workshop on AI for Autonomous Driving at the International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI), July 2022.

Workshop on Safe Learning for Autonomous Driving, at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), July 2022.

Workshop on Adapted intEraction with SociAl Robots (cAESAR) in conjunction with ACM UMAP in two editions: 2022 (hybrid) and 2021 (virtual)

Workshop on Cognitive and Social Aspects of Human Multi-Robot Interaction at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021)

Workshop on Semantic Policy and Action Representations for Autonomous Robots (SPAR) at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021)

Workshop and Exhibition on Robotics x Arts: Opportunities and Issues in Robotics Applied in the Arts at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2021)

Interactive Workshop on Bridging the Gap between Subjective and Computational Measurements of Machine Creativity, at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021)

International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition at AIC 2021. For more information on the AIC workshop series, see http://www.aicworkshopseries.org/.

Workshop on Cognitive Architectures for Robot Agents: Current Capabilities, Future Enhancements, and Prospects for Collaborative Development (TransAIR 2021), virtual

Workshop on affective shared perception (WASP) at IEEE ICDL 2020 (virtual)

Workshop on Measuring Computational Creativity: Collaboratively Designing Metrics for Evaluating Creative Machines at the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA 2020)

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Improving Trustworthiness Of Robots and Autonomous Systems: Workshop at IRCE2020.

Workshop on Cognitive Robotics for Interaction (CIRCE) Workshop at IEEE RO-MAN 2020.

Workshop on Deep Probabilistic Generative Models for Cognitive Architecture in RoboticsIROS 2019, Macau, China.

Workshop on Semantic Action and Policy Representations for Autonomous Robots (SPAR)IROS 2019, Macau, China.

Workshop on Task-Informed Grasping (TIG-II): From Perception to Physical Interaction - RSS 2019 Workshop, 22 June 2019.

Workshop on Next Generation Robotic Surgery: Seamless integration of Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation and Robotics within the operating rooms -  ICRA 2019 Workshop, 24 May 2019

Workshop on BODIS: The utility of body, interaction and self learning in robotics at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018)

Workshop on Task-Informed Grasping (TIG) for Rigid and Deformable Object Manipulation at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018)

Workshop on Cross-modal Learning for Intelligent Robotics at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018)

Workshop on Towards Intelligent Social Robots: From Naive Robots to Robot Sapiens at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018)

Workshop on Robots for Assisted Living, at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018)

Workshop on Autonomous Dialogue Technologies in Symbiotic Human-Robot Interaction", IROS 2018 at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018)

Workshop on Cognitive Whole-Body Control for Compliant Robot Manipulation (COWB-COMP) at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2018)

Workshop on Active touch for perception and interaction: How nature inspires robotics at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2018)

Workshop on New horizons in cognitive robotics and AI at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2018)

2nd Workshop on Semantic Policy and Action Representations for Autonomous Robots (SPAR) at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017)

Workshop on "Introspective Methods for Reliable Autonomy" (IMRA-2017) at IROS 2017, 24th of September 2017.

Workshop on the Robotic Sense of Touch at ICRA 2017

Workshop on Machine Learning Methods for High-Level Cognitive Capabilities in Robotics at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), sponsored by TC CORO

Workshop on Bio-inspired Social Robot Learning in Home Scenarios at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), sponsored by TC CORO

Workshop on Human-Robot Collaboration: Towards Co-Adaptive Learning Through Semi-Autonomy and Shared Control at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), sponsored by TC CORO

Workshop on AI for Long-term Autonomy at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016)

Workshop  on Transfer of Cognitive Robotics Research to Industrial Assembly and Service Robots at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015)

Workshop on Learning Object Affordances: a fundamental step to allow prediction, planning and tool use? at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015)

Workshop on Neural-Cognitive Integration at the 38th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2015)

Workshop on Cognitive Surgical Robotics at ICAR 2015 full-day Tutorial and Workshop

Workshop on Combining AI Reasoning and Cognitive Science with Robotics at RSS 2015 

Workshop on Cognitive Robotics as Interdisciplinary Science at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015)

Workshop on Cognition: A Bridge between Robotics and Interaction at the ACM/IEEE Human Robot Interaction Conference (HRI 2015)

SCHOOLS AND COURSES

4th Summer School on Human-Robot Interaction - September 18-23, 2023, Chęciny, Poland (Application deadline: 5th May, 2023), endorsed by the TC CORO

The Ashesi Innovation Experience (https://ashe.si/aix) is a two-week enrichment program we run annually at Ashesi University for high school students from across Ghana and other parts of Africa. It includes a one-week hands-on robotics workshop. It was held in August 2022. 

2022 EASE Fall School for cognition-enabled robot manipulation (https://ease-crc.org/fall-school-2022/) - September 2022.

Online course:  Design and Implementation of Cognition-Enabled Robotic Systems. Michael Beetz, David Vernon, Joern Syrbe. On the German open KI Campus platform.

2021 EASE Fall School for cognition-enabled robot manipulation (https://ease-crc.org/fall-school-2021/) (virtual school)

RELEVANT INITIATIVES, PROJECTS AND SPECIAL ISSUES

Second Edition of the Special Issue “Emerging Topics on Development and Learning” for  IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (2022). Editors: Dingsheng Luo, Angelo Cangelosi, Alessandra Sciutti, Weiwei Wan and Ana Tanevska

IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems: Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing for Trustworthy Robots and Autonomous Systems. Call for papers.

Special issue on Semantic Policy and Action Representations for Autonomous Robots (SPAR), Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Research Topic “Affective Shared Perception” for Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience (2021)  

OTHERS

The 10th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, Christchurch, New Zealand, 5-8 December 2022

Interactive Service Robot Competition in Cyberspace organized in conjunction with IEEE/RSJ IROS 2022.

[DISSEMINATION] Participation at the round table “Encounter with extraordinary European women in science” dedicated to secondary school students and organized by France Embassy and Institut français Italia. Rome, Italy, 11th February 2022.  https://youtu.be/mU2JCi5pdsU?t=5037 (in Italian, available also in French).

The Ninth Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems virtual, November 15 - 18, 2021

RoboCup@Home Simulation (Open Platform League) organized in conjunction with RoboCup AsiaPacific in 2021

Measurable Creative AI, ACM SIGGRAPH, Aug. 2021

[DISSEMINATION] Invited webinar on Promoting STEAM disciplines for girls dedicated to primary schools of Regione Liguria organized by “Progettiamoci il futuro” and Regione Liguria, 8th March 2021 (Italian) https://youtu.be/yjnjy7bnl18?t=1687

Chef's Hat Cup Challenge competition, in conjunction with the 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI2021)

Book “Modelling Human Motion. From Human Perception to Robot Design” (2020), Springer International Publishing.

The IEEE RAS CEMRA Program for Creation of Educational Material in Robotics and Automation supported the creation of an introductory course on cognitive robotics in 2020.

International Foundation for Robotics Research Colloquium on Cognitive Robotics, 8 October 2020; the video proceedings are here.

Latin American Summer School on Cognitive Robotics (LACORO), 1-3 September, 2020.

International Foundation for Robotics Research Colloquium on Cognitive Robotics, 8 October 2020; the video proceedings are here.

Interview with TC co-chairs on human-level AI in robotics at IROS 2019.

Cutting edge forum on “Cognitive architectures for humanoids - where are we in our quest to achieve human-level AI in robotics?”, IROS 2019, Macau, China. 

EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science event co-organized by the Cognitive Science Society (http://cognitivesciencesociety.org) and the International Association for Cognitive Science (IACS) (http://www.ia-cs.org). Torino, Italy, September 25-27, 2015