The 9th International Workshop on
An ECAI-2014 Workshop
August 18-19, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
Research in robotics has traditionally emphasized low-level sensing and control tasks including sensory processing, path planning, and manipulator design and control. In contrast, research in cognitive robotics is concerned with endowing robots and software agents with higher level cognitive functions that enable them to reason, act and perceive in changing, incompletely known, and unpredictable environments. Such robots must, for example, be able to reason about goals, actions, when to perceive and what to look for, the cognitive states of other agents, time, collaborative task execution, etc. In short, cognitive robotics is concerned with integrating reasoning, perception and action with a uniform theoretical and implementation framework.
The use of both software robots (softbots) and robotic artifacts in everyday life is on the upswing and we are seeing increasingly more examples of their use in society with commercial products around the corner and some already on the market. As interaction with humans increases, so does the demand for sophisticated robotic capabilities associated with deliberation and high-level cognitive functions. Combining results from the traditional robotics discipline with those from AI and cognitive science has and will continue to be central to research in cognitive robotics.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers involved in all aspects of the theory and implementation of cognitive robots, to discuss current work and future directions. The workshop is concerned with foundational research questions on cognitive robotics, as well as robotic system design and robotic applications that utilize AI methods.
|9:00-10:00||Collaborative Unmanned Aircraft Systems|
|Patrick Doherty, Linköping University, Sweden|
|10:00-10:30||ExpCog: Experiments in Commonsense Cognitive Robotics|
|Manfred Eppe, Mehul Bhatt, Jakob Suchan and Brian Tietzen|
|11:00-11:30||An Experimental Comparison of Classical, FOND and Probabilistic Planning|
|Andreas Hertle, Christian Dornhege, Thomas Keller, Robert Mattmueller, Manuela Ortlieb and Bernhard Nebel|
|11:30-12:00||Sensor Fusion in the Epistemic Situation Calculus|
|Christoph Schwering, Tim Niemueller, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Nichola Abdo and Wolfram Burgard|
|12:00-12:30||Find Out Why Reading This Paper is an Opportunity of Type Opp0|
|Jasmin Grosinger, Federico Pecora and Alessandro Saffiotti|
|14:00-15:00||Robotic Models of the Cultural Evolution of Natural Language Semantics|
|Michael Spranger, Sony CSL, Japan|
|15:00-15:30||PREGO: An Action Language for Belief-Based Cognitive Robotics in Continuous Domains|
|Vaishak Belle and Hector Levesque|
|16:00-17:00||Learning Modular Control Policies in Robotics|
|Gerhard Neumann, TU Darmstadt, Germany|
|17:00-17:10||A MCS-based methodology for computing coalitions in Multirobot Systems|
|Antonis Bikakis and Patrice Caire|
|17:10-17:20||Improving Planner Performance in Grid Worlds with Macro Actions|
|Matthew Crosby and Ronald Petrick|
|17:20-17:30||Semantic Perception using Spatial Potential Fields|
|Malgorzata Goldhoorn and Ronny Hartanto|
|9:00-10:00||Embodied Object Recognition|
|Markus Vincze, TU Wien, Austria|
|10:00-10:30||Scene Interpretation for Lifelong Robot Learning|
|Mustafa Ersen, Melodi Deniz Ozturk, Mehmet Biberci, Sanem Sariel and Hulya Yalcin|
|11:00-11:30||Mobile Robot Object Recognition through the Synergy of Probabilistic Graphical Models and Semantic Knowledge|
|Jose Raul Ruiz Sarmiento, C. Galindo and J. Gonzalez-Jimenez|
|11:30-12:00||Hybrid Reasoning for Geometric Rearrangement of Multiple Movable Objects on Cluttered Surfaces|
|Giray Havur, Guchan Ozbilgin, Esra Erdem and Volkan Patoglu|
|12:00-12:30||Knowledge-Aware Execution of Programs in IndiGolog|
|Clemens Muehlbacher and Gerald Steinbauer|
|14:00-15:00||Qualitative Spatial Reasoning for Cognitive Robotics|
|Jochen Renz, The Australian National University, Australia|
|15:00-15:30||Too Cool for School - Adding Social Constraints in Human Aware Planning|
|Stevan Tomic, Federico Pecora and Alessandro Saffiotti|
|16:00-17:00||Techniques for Object Detection from 3D Range Data|
|Wolfram Burgard, University of Freiburg, Germany|
|17:00-17:30||Conclusions Esra Erdem and Fredrik Heintz|
We invite submissions of research papers from all researchers and practitioners interested in AI and robotics, and their integration.
Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):
We especially welcome discussions and demonstrations of robotic applications and implemented robotic systems that utilize AI methods.
This will be a two-day workshop with several sessions including presentations of research papers, position papers, and posters. The workshop will also include discussion panels and a session for live system demonstrations, providing an opportunity to showcase and discuss emerging technologies.
All papers will be presented during the workshop.
We are actively working towards making a special issue on Cognitive Robotics in a suitable journal. Papers accepted to CogRob will get invited to submit extended versions to the special issue.
Papers accepted at the main ECAI conference (technical sessions) should not be submitted to the workshop unless they are substantially extended or revised; in that case the submission should state how the final version will differ from the ECAI paper.
Submissions are accepted in PDF format only, using the ECAI formatting guidelines at http://ecai2014.guarant.eu/ecai2014.tar.gz.
Author names should be included.
Regular papers must not exceed six (6) and short papers must not exceed two (2) pages, excluding references and appendices. Over-length submissions will be rejected without review.
Papers must be submitted by the due date at the following EasyChair submission site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cogrob2014
CogRob 2014 is generously supported by the AI Journal.
First International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (Orlando, Florida), held as part of the AAAI Fall Symposium 1998
Second International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (Berlin, Germany), held in conjunction with ECAI-2000
Third International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (Edmonoton, Canada); held in conjuncion with AAAI-2002
Fourth International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (Valencia, Spain); held in conjunction with ECAI-2004
Fifth International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (Boston, Massachusetts); held in conjunction with AAAI-2006 (http://oldias.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/research/ias/events/cogrob06/)
Sixth International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (Patras, Greece); held in conjunction with ECAI-2008 (http://www.cse.yorku.ca/cogrob08/)
Seventh International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany), 2010 (http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/semhp/?semnr=10081)
Eight International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (Toronto, Canada), 2012 (http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cogrob/2012/)