CogRob 2008
The 6th International
Cognitive Robotics Workshop
July 21-22, 2008
Patras, Greece
Held at
ECAI 2008

New: Preliminary Schedule

Workshop Description

Cognitive robotics is concerned with integrating reasoning, perception, and action within a uniform theoretical and implementation framework (using methods drawn from logic, probability and decision theory, reinforcement learning, game theory, etc.). It is quite a young field of research.  However, the use of robots and softbots is becoming more and more widespread, with many commercial products on the market. Complex applications and the need for effective interaction with humans are increasing demand for robots that are capable of deliberation and other high-level cognitive functions. Models from cognitive science and techniques from machine learning are being used to enable robots to extend their knowledge and skills. Combining results from mainstream robotics and computer vision with those from knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, and cognitive science has been central to research in cognitive robotics. The International Cognitive Robotics Workshop aims at bringing together researchers involved in all aspects of the theory and implementation of cognitive robotics, to discuss current work and future directions.

Previous CogRob Workshops

The current edition of the Workshop is the sixth in a series.  The previous workshops were:

The CogRob'08 Program

The 2008 edition of the Workshop received 16 technical paper and 2 position paper submissions.  Of these, 7 submissions were accepted for long presentations and 6 for short presentations. The accepted papers appear in these proceedings.  We have an excellent program with papers on cognitive robot architecture, cognitive vision, learning for cognitive robotics, human-robot interaction, and systems addressing specific types of applications.  We are also having two invited lectures, one by Anthony G. Cohn entitled ``Qualitative Spatio-Temporal Representations and Cognitive Vision'' and another by Jan Peters entitled ``Motor Skill Learning for Cognitive Robotics''.  See the Preliminary Schedule.

Organizing Committee

Yves Lespérance (Chair) York University, Toronto, Canada
Gerhard Lakemeyer Aachen University of Technology, Germany
Jan Peters Max Planck Institute, Tübingen, Germany
Fiora Pirri University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy