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

Preliminary Schedule

Monday July 21

9:00-9:30 Welcome and Participants Introduction

9:30-10:00 Session 1: Systems and User Interaction I

A Seamless Navigation Aid for the Blind (long presentation)
by Georgios Sakellariou and Aristotelis Zosakis
Imperial College London and National Technical University of Athens

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-10:45 Session 2: Systems and User Interaction II

Robot Topological Map Generation from Formal Route Instructions (short presentation)
by Mohammed Elmogy, Christopher Habel, and Jianwei Zhang
University of Hamburg

10:45-12:15 Session 3: Robot Cognitive Architecture

Fred meets Tweety (long  presentation)
by Antonis Kakas, Loizos Michael, and Rob Miller
University of Cyprus, Harvard University, and University College London

Designing Goal-Oriented Reactive Behaviours (long presentation)
by Peter Novák and Michael Köster
Clausthal University of Technology

Representation and Integration: Combining Robot Control, High-Level Planning, and Action Learning (long presentation)
by Ronald Petrick, Dirk Kraft, Kira Mourão, Christopher Geib, Nicolas Pugeault, Norbert Krũger, and Mark Steedman
University of Edinburgh and University of Southern Denmark

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:15 Session 4: Learning in Cognitive Robotics

Towards Autonomous Design of Experiments for Robots (long presentation)
by Timo Henne, Alex Juarez, Monica Reggiani, and Erwin Prassler
University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and University of Padua

Towards an Episodic Memory for Cognitive Robots (short presentation)
by Sascha Jockel, Martin Weser, Daniel Westhoff, and Jianwei Zhang
University of Hamburg

Evolutionary Genetic Programming for Autonomous Robot Motion Control (short presentation)
by Fabrizio Abrate, Basilio Bona, and Frederico Tibaldi
Politechnic University of Milan

A Cognitive Theory of Autodidactic Agency (short presentation)
by Loizos Michael
Harvard University

15:15-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00 Invited Lecture I

Qualitative Spatio-Temporal Representations and Cognitive Vision (Abstract)
by Tony Cohn
University of Leeds

Tuesday July 22

9:00-10:00 Invited Lecture II

Motor Skill Learning for Cognitive Robotics (Abstract)
by Jan Peters
Mak Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:15 Session 5: Cognitive Vision

Notes on a qualitative theory of shadows (long presentation)
by Paulo Santos, Hannah M. Dee, and Valquiria Fenelon
FEI, Sao Paulo and University of Leeds

Combining appearance and behavioral cues for the purpose of person recognition (short presentation)
by Fiora Pirri and Matia Pizzoli
University of Rome "La Sapienza"

11:15-11:45 Session 6: Execution Monitoring and Plan/Policy Repair

Repairing Decision-theoretic Policies Using Goal-oriented Planning (long presentation)
by Ch. Mies, A. Ferrein and G. Lakemeyer
Fraunofer Institute, St. Augustin and Aachen University of Technology

11:45-12:00 Session 7: Systems and User Interaction III

Computational Framework for and the Realization of Cognitive Agents Providing Intelligent Assistance Capabilities (short presentation)
by Marcin Skowron, Joerg Irran, and Brigitte Krenn
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence

12:00-12:30 Discussion and Wrap Up

12:30 Workshop Ends