We are organizing the second edition of Quality of Interaction in Socially Assistive Robots (QISAR) Workshop at the 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) 2020. The first edition was held at the 11th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) 2019 where accepted papers were invited to a special issue on Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics.
Andreas Persson together with Pedro Zuidberg Dos Martires (KU Leuven) received an acceptance to the very competitive demo paper track at this year’s IJCAI. The other authors of the paper include ORU’s own guest professor, Luc de Raedt and Professor Amy Loutfi. The paper titled: ProbAnch: a Modular Probabilistic Anchoring Framework illustrates the results of a collaborative work showing how a neuro-symbolic framework can learn about perceptual persistency of objects when occlusions and/or lack of data is present. Their work contributes to the semantic perception and neuro-symbolic systems research lines in the lab.
IJCAI 2019 shortlisted three distinguished papers from its overall 850 accepted publications. We are delighted to announce that our research publication in the area of human-centred visual intelligence for autonomous vehicles is one of the three papers shortlisted. We received the honourable mention and are proud to have received this peer recognition!
ABOUT THE RESEARCH
The published research advances human-centred AI principles in the backdrop of the autonomous driving application domain. From a technical viewpoint, the research provides a model for the systematic integration of Vision and AI methods, particularly focussing on advancing the state of the art in reasoning about space and motion, combining reasoning and learning, non-monotonic reasoning, and computational cognitive modelling of high-level visuospatial intelligence.
The publication under consideration is a result of ongoing collaborative research on Cognitive Vision (www) involving researchers from Örebro (Prof. Mehul Bhatt), Bremen (Jakob Suchan), and New Delhi (Srikrishna Vardarajan). The research is part of a broader and emerging line of work bringing together a novel and unique combination of methodologies from Artificial Intelligence, Vision and Machine Learning, Cognitive Science and Psychology, Visual Perception, and Spatial Cognition and Computation.
Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind: An Answer Set Programming Based Online Abduction Framework for Visual Sensemaking in Autonomous Driving.
Co-authors: Jakob Suchan, Mehul Bhatt, Srikrishna Varadarajan
IJCAI -the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence- is one of the largest and most important conferences in the field of Artificial Intelligence. In its 28th edition, IJCAI 2019 is held in Macao, China, during 10-16 August. IJCAI 2019 conference chairs: Thomas Eiter and Sarit Kraus., https://ijcai19.org
Keynote by Prof. Mehul Bhatt at IEEE RO-MAN 2019 workshop on: “Cognitive and Interactive Robots“
The 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication
– Responsible Robotics and AI for the Real World
14-18 Oct, 2019, New Delhi, India.
IEEE RO-MAN is the leading conference discussing state-of-the-art innovative results, latest developments and future perspectives relating to the robot and human interactive communication.
The workshop on Cognitive and Interactive Robots aims at bringing together researchers involved in all aspects of the theory and implementation of cognitive robots, for instance particularly discussing current work and future directions in Cognitive Architectures for Robotics, AI and Visual Cognition, Perception and World Modelling.
The invited talk is sponsored and supported by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) is one of the largest and most important conferences in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The CORE ranking classifies IJCAI publications as A* (in 2019, 850 papers have been accepted from 4752 submitted papers). This year, the IJCAI will be held in Macao, China, from 10-16 August.
We will be present at IJCAI with a publication on visual sensemaking technology for autonomous vehicles:
Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind: An Answer Set Programming Based Online Abduction Framework for Visual Sensemaking in Autonomous Driving
The work is a result of ongoing collaborative research on Cognitive Vision involving researchers from Örebro (Mehul Bhatt), Bremen (Jakob Suchan), and New Delhi (Srikrishna Vardarajan).
The SoAIR 2019 school aims at bridging the gap between social and cognitive Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Autonomous Vehicles (AV) through
Credit: Technical Education Program (TEP) endorsed and supported by JST-CREST / IEEE-RAS.
The Federated Artificial Intelligence Meeting (FAIM) took place in Stockholm from the 10th to the 19th of July, and the MPI Lab was greatly represented!
The FAIM co-located three of the world’s biggest conferences in AI:
- the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS)
- the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)
- the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
MPI Lab has a total of 4 workshop papers and 1 demonstration paper accepted and presented during this event. Franziska Klügl was also very much involved as the local chair of AAMAS.