STAIRS paper accepted at ECAI 2020

Lucas Morillo-Méndez and Oscar Martinez Mozos received an acceptance notification from the STAIRS section of ECAI 2020. Their paper, titled “Towards Human-Based Models of Behaviour in Social Robots: Exploring Age-Related Differences in the Processing of Gaze Cues in Human-Robot Interaction“. This paper reflects on previous research on social robots for older adults and suggests an experiment to explore how age-related aspects of cognition might affect human-robot interactions.

This work contributes to the Human-Systems Interaction Research Lines of the Lab.

IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology —– paper accepted

Da Sun, together with Qianfang Liao and Amy Loutfi received an acceptance notification from IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology. Their paper, titled “Asymmetric Bilateral Telerobotic System with Shared Autonomy Control”, proposes a shared bilateral-autonomy teleoperation system that allows the slave robot to follow the master’s motion while its orientation is self-regulated. The workspace of the slave robot can also be adaptively tuned to be fit for the practical task space using the proposed method.

This work contributes to the Human-Systems Interaction Research Lines of the Lab.

RO-MAN 2020 – Paper accepted

Jennifer Renoux, together with Tiago Veiga, Pedro U. Lima (IST Lisbon) and Matthijs Spaan (TU Delft) received an acceptance notification to the International Conference on Robot-Human Communication (RO-MAN) 2020. Their paper, titled “A Unified Decision-Theoretic Model for Information Gathering and Communication Planning”, proposes a model allowing an artificial agent to select pro-actively pieces of information to communicate to a human teammate. These pieces of information are based on what the robot believes about the world, as well as what the robot believes the human believes about the world.

Their work contributes to the Human-Systems Interaction Research Lines of the Lab.

IJCAI 2020 – Demo Paper Accepted

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 Distinguished Paper Nomination / Visual Intelligence for Autonomous Driving

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.

PUBLICATION DETAILS

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

Download: DOI – PDF  /  ResearchGatePDF 

ABOUT IJCAI

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 / Workshop @ IEEE RO-MAN 2019

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).

IJCAI 2019 / Autonomous Driving

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 

[Goto Publication]

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).


Cognitive Vision 2019

Cognitive Vision / Advances. in Cognitive Systems 2019  /  MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
www


COGNITIVE VISION
Integrated Vision and AI for Embodied Perception and Interaction
 
 
CHAIRS
Mehul Bhatt (Örebro University, Sweden)
Daniel Levin (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Parisa Kordjamshidi (Tulane University, United States)
 
AS PART OF:
ACS 2019 – Advances in Cognitive Systems, August 2-5 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts / United States
 
The workshop on COGNITIVE VISION is organised as part of ACS 2019, the Seventh Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems (ACS 2019) to be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts). The workshop will be held as a full-day event on Friday August 2 2019.
 
The workshop solicits contributions addressing computational vision and perception at the interface of language, logic, cognition, and artificial intelligence. The workshop brings together a novel & unique combination of academics and research methodologies encompassing AI, Cognition, and Interaction. The workshop will feature invited and contributed research advancing the practice of Cognitive Vision particularly from the viewpoints of theories and methods developed within the fields of:
 
—  Artificial Intelligence
—  Computer Vision
—  Spatial Cognition and Computation
—  Cognitive Linguistics
—  Cognitive Science and Psychology
—  Visual Perception
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES IN 2019
—  Submissions: June 3
—  Notification: June 24
—  Camera Ready: July 8
—  Workshop Date: August 2
—  ACS 2019 Conference: August 2 – 5 2019
 
 
An initiative of:
CoDesign Lab   >  Cognitive Vision 
 
Contact:   Please direct all inquiries to Mehul Bhatt via email at  >  [ mehul.bhatt AT oru.se ]

Keynote by Prof. Mehul Bhatt at SoAIR 2019

KEYNOTE By Prof. Mehul Bhatt at: “Social and Artificial Intelligence for User-Friendly Robots” (SoAIR 2019)

17-24 March, 2019, Shonan Village, Japan  — SoAIR 2019 follows the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2019) conference near South Korea. — Information: https://inic8.bitbucket.io/SoAIR19/

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 high level talks, tutorials, and hands-on workshops. The school addresses the tension created by the balance between task-specific artificial intelligence and the demands of sociability required to function effectively in human-centered environments.

Credit:  Technical Education Program (TEP) endorsed and supported by JST-CREST / IEEE-RAS.