CogRob 2014
The 9th International Workshop on
Cognitive Robotics
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.

Invited speakers

Accepted Papers

Accepted Short Papers

Topics

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.

Format

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.

Important dates

Submission Instructions

Potential participants are invited to submit either

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

Organising Committee

Programme Committee

Steering Committee

Sponsors

CogRob 2014 is generously supported by the AI Journal.

Previous Workshops

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/)