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Date Title Description Type
16 and 17th of April 2014 Final Review Meeting

The AMARSi final review meeting took place on the 16th and 17th of April in Bielefeld. 

Other
2014-04-04 Deliverable 6.4 Technical Report on cognitive architecture admitting user interaction

The new AMARSi deliverable 6.4 "Technical Report on cognitive architecture admitting user interaction" was realeased on time at month 48 and is now available for download.

Publication
March 2014 Compliance Regulation Strategies and Performance Evaluation

Deliverable 2.6 "Compliance Regulation Strategies and Performance Evaluation" is now available for download.

Publication
March 2014 Case studies with compliant robots, e.g. Cheetah or compliant iCub and simulations.

The deliverable D3.4 due at month 48 is now available for download.

Publication
12/3/2014 Examples of cursor kinematics throughout a virtual surgery experiment

A new video by SLF.is now available on the AMARSi YouTube channel: 

 

Video
12/03/2014 Construction of virtual surgeries

New video available on the AMARSi YouTube Channel

Video
12/03/2014, 8:30 am How AMARSi makes a difference for competitiveness

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil, Gisela Eickhoff (Harting Technology Group)
Event : European Robotics Forum
Place : Rovereto
Date and Time : 12/03/2014, 8:30 am
Partners : Bielefeld University - CoR-Lab 
Notes : on invitation of the EU robotics unit 

Invited talk
11/3/2014 Sequence of motor patterns using a single neural network

Here is a new video demonstrating the generation of sequences of motor patterns learnt from human motion capture data, using a single neural network under the control of conceptors.

Video
17/5/2014 Talk : Perceptual integration of kinematic components for the recognition of emotional facial expressions

Speaker(s) : Enrico Chiovetto

Event : VSS conference

Place :  Tampa, Florida

Date and Time : 17/05/2014

Partners : University of Tuebingen

Notes : 

Conference Presentation
24/02/2014 Talk: Complex body movements: recognition, modeling, and control

Speaker(s) : Martin Giese

Event : 

Place : Leibniz-Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der TU Dortmund

Date and Time : 24/02/2014

Partners : University of Tuebingen 

Notes : 

Invited talk
02/19/2014 Talk : An introduction to robot learning and probabilistic movement planning

Speaker(s) : Elmar Rückert
Event : ROS Summer School Maribor
Place : Maribor, Slovenia
Date and Time : 02/19/2014, 2:00 pm
Abstract :
Partners : TUG - Institute for Theoretical Computer Science
Notes : Lecture on robot learning with examples from the AMARSi project 

Workshop
01/28/2014 Talk : Neural Theory for the Visual Recognition of Goal-directed Actions and Extensions

Speaker(s) : Martin Giese

Event : USC Workshop on Action, Vision and Language and their Brain Mechanisms in Evolutionary Relationship

Place : Los Angeles, USA

Date and Time : 01/28/2014

Workshop
27/01/2014, 3:00 pm Compliant Actuation and Control Principles for Soft Humanoid Robots

Speaker(s) : Nikos TsagarakisEvent : Invited Seminar TalkPlace : Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pontedera, PisaDate and Time : 27/01/2014, 3:00 pmPartners : IIT - Department of Advanced Robotics

Invited talk
01/14/2014, 1:00 pm Continuous Neural Association for Efficient Robot Learning

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : Invited seminar

Place : Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies

Date and Time : 01/14/2014, 1:00 pm

Invited talk
01/09/2014, 11:00 am Neural Representations for Robotic Skill Learning

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil
Event : Invited seminar
Place : EPFL, Lausanne
Date and Time : 01/09/2014, 11:00 am
Abstract :
Partners :  - Bielefeld University - CoR-Lab
  - EPFL - BioRob
  - EPFL - LASA

Invited talk
12/17/2013, 12:00 am Neural Representation for Robotic Skill Learning

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil
Event : Research Seminar
Place : Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Date and Time : 12/17/2013, 12:00 am
Abstract :
Partners : Bielefeld University - CoR-Lab
Notes :

Invited talk
2/10/2013, 3:00 pm Neural Representations for Robotic Skill Learning

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : International Workshop on Cognition for Friendly Robots

Place : Italian Institute of Technology, Genova

Date and Time : 12/10/2013, 3:00 pm

Abstract :

Partners : Bielefeld University - CoR-Lab

Notes :

Invited talk
12/06/2013, 2:00 pm Kollege Roboter?! Assistenztechnologie für die Produktion

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : Industrial Transfer-Workshop Interaktive Robotik

Place : Bielefeld University

Date and Time : 12/06/2013, 2:00 pm

Invited talk
2-4/12/2013 NeuroEngineering the Brain: participation and poster presentation

Andrea Soltoggio attended the Bernstein Sparks Workshop in Tutzing, Germany on December 2-4 2013Two posters on AMARSi advances on neural reward learning were presented.

Poster
11/26/2013, 3:00 pm Invited talk : Muscle synergies for modular and adaptive human motor control

Speaker: Andrea d'Avella

Event : Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics seminar

Place : Learning Centre UG09
University of Birmingham

Date and Time : 11/26/2013, 3:00 pm

Partners : SLF

Invited talk
11/12/2013, 6:30 pm Why Robotics?

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : Evening talk at Oxford Brookes Dep. Computing Student event

Place : Oxford Brookes University

Date and Time : 11/12/2013, 6:30 pm

Invited talk
5/11/2013 Invited talk: Advances in neuro-robotics

On the 5/11/2013 Andrea Soltoggio gives a talk at the Fakultät für Informatik, TU Chemnitz (Prof. F. Hamker's lab).

Invited talk
28/10/2013 Neuro-robotic conditioning

On the 28/10/2013 Andrea Soltoggio gives a talk at the Computation Neuroscience Lab of Prof. Walter Senn in Bern, CH. 

Title: Neuro-robotic conditioning with delayed rewards and disturbances.

Invited talk
09/25/2013 Perceptual relevance of kinematic components of facial movements extracted by unsupervised learning

Speaker(s) : Enrico Chiovetto, Andea d'Avella and martin Giese 

Event Bernstein conference

Place : Tuebingen, Germany

Date and Time : 09/25/2013

Abstract :

Partners : University of Tuebingen

Conference Presentation
09/23/2013, 1:00 pm Talk : Introduction to Cognitive Robotics

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : Teaching: Lecture Series

Place : Oxford Brookes University

Date and Time : 09/23/2013, 1:00 pm

Abstract :

Partners : Bielefeld University - CoR-Lab

Notes : Lecture Series to teach a introductory module in cognitive robotics
at Brookes University, Oxford from Sept.-Dec. 2013

Invited talk
09/10/2013 Talk : Action Perception: An Example of a Program Leading from Experimentation to Simulation

Speaker(s) : Martin Giese

Event : Human Brain Project: Kickoff Symposium 

Place :  Heidelberg, Germany

Date and Time : 09/10/2013

Partners : University of Tuebingen

Notes : 

Workshop
Keynote Talk at EPIROB 2013

Prof. Herbert Jaeger gave a keynote talk at the EPIROB 2013 Conference in Osaka. Title: "Shaping concepts in the dynamics of recurrent neural networks". For more information see http://www.icdl-epirob.org/

Invited talk
Talk : Neural Theory for the Visual Recognition of Goal-directed Actions

Speaker(s) : Martin Giese

Event :Symposium 'Computational Neuroscience meets Visual Perception' 

Place :  

Date and Time : 27/08/2013

Partners : University of Tuebingen

Notes : 

08/29/2013 Talk: Integration of kinematic components in the perception of emotional facial expressions

Speaker(s) :  Cristobal Curio, Enrico Chiovetto and Martin Giese 

Event : ECVP conference 2013

Place : ECVP conference Bremen, Germany

Date and Time : 08/29/2013,

Abstract :

Partners : University of Tuebingen

Notes : 

Conference Presentation
Oct 15, 2013 Humanoids 2013 Workshop

Title:

Benchmarking of State-of-the-Art algorithms in Generating Human-Like Robot Reaching Motions

Workshop
07/22/2013, 2:15 pm Patterned control of human locomotion

Speaker(s) : Yuri Ivanenko

Event : IUPS Congress, "Central versus peripheral neural control mechanisms
in man: Inputs and outputs" Symposium

Place : Birmingham, UK

Date and Time : 07/22/2013, 2:15 pm

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Notes :

Invited talk
22/3/2013 Compliant Actuation Technologies for Emerging Humanoids

EventInternational Summer School on Humanoid Soccer RobotPlaceBonn, GermanyDate07/22/2013Time (indicate local time)9:00 amType of audienceScientific Community

Invited talk
2013-07-14 Cheetah-cub step down experiments

A new video featuring AMARSi funded research has been published on YouTube.

 

 

Video
10 July 2013 Movement Primitives as a Robotic Tool to Interpret Trajectories through Learning-by-doing

A new video describing the results in the paper "Movement Primitives as a Robotic Tool to Interpret Trajectories through Learning-by-doing " is now published on YouTube.

Video
09/07/2013 Talk : Lernbasierte und neuronale Repräsenation zur Erkennung von Bewegungen und ihrer semantischen Struktur

Speaker(s) : Martin Giese

Event : Forum Scientiarium Tübingen 

Place :  Tubingen, Germany

Date and Time : 09/07/2013

Partners : University of Tuebingen

Notes : 

Workshop
7/3/2014 Compliant Actuation and Control for Soft Humanoid Robots


Speaker(s) : Nikos Tsagarakis
Event :  Pisa, 3rd Worksh

Invited talk
June 2013 Report on contraints and rapresentation of motor primitives

Deliverable 1.5 "Report on contraints and rapresentation of motor primitives" is now available for download.

Publication
New article featuring the Oncilla in the Süddeutsche Zeitung

In German, see scan in attachment.

Article in popular press
2013-06-17 A robot that runs like a cat

A new video featuring the AMARSi Oncilla robot is now available on YouTube  

Video
28/06/2013, 16:40 Room 0.002 Modularity for human motor control and learning

Speaker: Andrea d'Avella (Santa Lucia Fundation)

Place: Technische Universität Berlin

Date: 28/06/2013, 16:40  Room 0.002

Event: "Robotics Science and Systems: Workshop on Hierarchical and Structured Learning for Robotics"

 

Invited talk
2013-06-14 Cheetah-cub trot gait, comparing leg designs

A new video is available on YouTube

 

Video
2013-06-14 Cheetah-cub hallway run

A new video featuring the Cheetah-cub robot is now published on YouTube

Video
06/10/2013, 3:45 pm Robotik-Forschung im europäischen Forschungsverbund

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : IHK meets Baltic Sea Region

Place : IHK (Industrie und Handelskammer), Bielefeld

Date and Time : 06/10/2013, 3:45 pm

Abstract :

Partners : Bielefeld University - CoR-Lab

Notes :

Invited talk
09/05/2013, 10:00 am Teaching robots to drink, relax and play catch

Speaker(s) : Aude Billard

Event : IEEE-RAS Internationa

Invited talk
"Robot cat" blends everything the Internet loves on CBSNEWS (June 2013) Article in popular press
Cheetah-bot to make BigDog look like a clumsy canine (geek.com) (June 2013) Article in popular press
4PM, 31st May 2013 Solving the distal reward problem with rare neural correlations: from theory to robots

Speaker: Andrea Soltoggio

Venue: School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK

Date and time: 4PM, 31st May 2013

Note: descrption at:

http://talks.bham.ac.uk/talk/index/1087

Abtract:

Invited talk
27/05/2013 On the complexity to learn bi-manual manipulation

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : Symposium Manual Intelligence

Place : Center of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology, Bielefeld

Date and Time : 05/27/2013,

Abstract :

Partners : Bielefeld University - CoR-Lab

Invited talk
05/27/2013 Talk : Neural Mechanisms of the Visual Recognition of Hand Actions

Speaker(s) : Martin Giese

Event : CITEC Symposium: Manual Intelligence, 27th – 28th May 2013 

Place :  Bielefeld, Germany

Date and Time : 27/05/2013

Partners : University of Tuebingen

Notes : 

Invited talk
29 April, 2 May 2013 AMARSi third year review and workshop in Ghent

The AMARSi consortium ends successfully the third year revew meeting and workshop in Ghent. 

Workshop
April 2013 Report on segmentation of trajectories into the underlying primitives and syntactic rules for their compositionality based on differential geometry approaches

The deliverable 1.4 " Report on segmentation of trajectories into the underlying primitives and syntactic rules for their compositionality based on differential geometry approaches " is now available for download.

Publication
Design principles and learning schemes for applied morphological computation in robotics under consideration of aspects of material science

New deliverable 3.5 "Design principles and learning schemes for applied morphological computation in robotics under consideration of aspects of material science " is now available for download

Publication
May 2013 ICRA 2013 Workshop on Developments of Simulation Tools for Robotics & Biomechanics

2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany.

The workshop is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 10, 2013. 

ORGANIZERS:

Houman Dallali (Department of Advanced Robotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)

Gustavo Medrano-Cerda (Department of Advanced Robotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)

Workshop
TR on integrated cognitive architectures

Deliverable 6.3 "TR on integrated cognitive architectures" is now available for download.

Publication
Cheetah-Cub Quadruped Robot Learns to Walk, Trot Using Gait Patterns from Real Animal

Cheetah-Cub Quadruped Robot Learns to Walk, Trot Using Gait Patterns from Real Animal, featured on IEEE Spectrum

Article in popular press
April 2013 TR on the tuning and modification of timing strategies in primitive based learning

Deliverable 4.5 "TR on the tuning and modification of timing strategies in primitive based learning" is now available for download.

Publication
26 Apr 2013 Oncilla Quadruped Robot from Ghent University

A new video is made available by the University of Gent

 

Video
24 Apr 2013 From Modulated Hebbian Plasticity to Simple Behavior Learning through Noise and Weight Saturation

A new video made as support material for the paper " From Modulated Hebbian Plasticity to Simple Behavior Learning through Noise and Weight Saturation "
is now published on YouTube

 

Video
23 Apr 2013 Blue COMAN Whole Body Compliance

Video
23 Apr 2012 COMAN Walking Stabilization

Video
New video of COMAN Robot

Video
19/04/2013, 8:20 am Learned Muscle Synergies as Prior in Dynamical Systems for Controlling Bio-mechanical and Robotic Systems

Speaker(s) : Elmar Rückert, Andrea d'Avella

Event : Neural Control of Movement Conference (NCM 2013)

Place : Puerto Rico, USA

Date and Time : 04/19/2013, 8:20 am

Conference Presentation
19/04/2013 A unifying framework for the identification of kinematic and electromyographic motor primitives

Speaker(s): Enrico Chiovetto, Andrea d'Avella and Martin Giese

Event : Neural Control of Movement Conference (NCM 2013)

Place : Puerto Rico, USA

Date and Time : 04/19/2013, 8:40 am

Abstract :

Partners :  - UniTu
                  - SLF

Conference Presentation
18/04/2013, 3:00 pm Not your father's axial system: Integration of the trunk and limbs as the dynamical base of locomotion

Speaker : Yuri Ivanenko
Event : Neural Control of Movement 23rd Annual Meeting

Invited talk
COMAN Robot from the European #AMARSi Project featured on IEEE Spectrum. Article in popular press
26/03/2013 New video: Neural learning with robot: copying with delayed rewards and disturbances

Video
AMARSi - Adaptive Modular Architectures for Rich Motor Skills

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : The Hand Embodied  (T

Invited talk
22/02/2013, 11:30 am Locomotor primitives in newborn babies and their development

Speaker(s) : Yuri Ivanenko

Event : Séminaire Bordeaux Neurosciences (invited talk)

Place : University of Bordeaux, France

Date and Time : 02/22/2013, 11:30 am

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Invited talk
Uniqueness of human locomotion

Speaker(s) : Yuri Ivanenko Event : Posture and Motor Perspectives Conference Place : Portland, OR, United States Date and Time : 02/02/2013, 4:00 pm Partners : SLF

Invited talk
Biologically-inspired Theories for the Representation of Complex Actions

Speaker(s) : Martin Giese

Place : Dept of Informatics Tübingen, Germany

Date and Time: 01/2013

Invited talk
12/12/2012, 3:20 pm Using movement primitives in interpreting and decomposing complex trajectories in learning-by-doing

Speaker(s) : Andrea Soltoggio

Event : 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2012)

Place : Guangzhou, China

Date and Time : 12/12/2012, 3:20 pm

Conference Presentation
11/12/2012, 11:30 am The function of the spine and its morphological effect in quadruped robot locomotion

Speaker(s) : Qian Zhao

Event : 2012 IEEE International conference on Robotics and Biomimetics

Place : Guangzhou, China

Date and Time : 12/11/2012, 11:30 am

Abstract :

Partners : UZH - AILab

Conference Presentation
Nov 2012 Tools for analysing the stability of adaptive modules

The deliverable 4.4
"Tools for analysing the stability of adaptive modules"
is now available for download.

Publication
Interpreting Observed Action

Speaker(s) : Martin Giese

Event : Dagstuhl Seminar 12491

Place : Wadern, Germany

Date and Time: 12/2012

Invited talk
12/01/2012, 11:20 am Representation and Generalization of Bi-Manual Skills from Kinesthetic Teaching

Speaker(s) : Felix Reinhart

Event : IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots

Place : Osaka

Date and Time : 12/01/2012, 11:20 am

Conference Presentation
Recent advances in research at CoR-Lab

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : Bielefeld-IIT-Osaka C

Invited talk
Plasticity and Different Solutions to Reorganize Muscle Patterns During Gait

Speaker(s) : Yuri Ivanenko

Event : International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR)

Place : Toledo, Spain

Date and Time : 11/17/2012, 11:00 am

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Conference Presentation
17 Nov 2012 Identifying Muscle Synergies from EMG Decomposition: Approaches, Evidence, and Potential Application to Neurorehabilitation

Event: International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, Toledo, Spain.

Speaker: Andrea d'Avella

Note: Invited talk at post-conference workshop titled "Muscle synergies: from neurophysiological hypothesis to clinical tool"

Invited talk
AMARSi-Adaptive Modular Architectures for Rich Motor Skills


Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Invited talk
Adaptive Motor Primitives in Brain and Machines: Symposium, 5th November 2012, Tübingen

The AMARSi project organises a symposium titled "Adaptive Motor Primitives in Brain and Machines". 

University Clinic Tübingen, Medical Clinic-Lecture Hall Otfried-Müller-Str. 1

Monday, 5th of November 2012

13h30 - 18h00

Open entrance.

Download the flyer here.

Workshop
Autumn AMARSi workshop Tübingen, 5-7 November

The AMARSi consortium is preparing to travel to Tübingen for a general meeting and workshop on the 5th, 6th and 7th of November. In occasion of this workshop, AMARSi organises a symposium open to the public on Monday the 5th of November.

Workshop
Embodiment Enables the Spinal Engine on Quadruped Robot Locomotion

Speaker(s) : Qian Zhao

Event : 2012 IEEE/RSJ Internattional Conference on Intelligent Robots and
Systems

Place : Portugal

Date and Time : 09/10/2012, 2:45 pm

Conference Presentation
10/09/2012, 2:45 pm Embodiment Enables the Spinal Engine on Quadruped Robot Locomotion

Speaker(s) : Qian Zhao

Event : 2012 IEEE/RSJ Internattional Conference on Intelligent Robots and
Systems

Place : Portugal

Date and Time : 10/09/2012, 2:45 pm

Conference Presentation
27 Sep 2012 New video: Installation and Examples of the AMARSi Oncilla Simulator

New video avaiable on the AMARSi YouTube Channel.

 

Video
Veränderung der Struktur mentaler Repräsentationen beim Fertigkeitserwerb

Speakers: Cornelia Frank, Dr. William Land, Dr. Thomas Schack
Event: 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Psychologie
Place: Universitaet Bielefeld
Universitaetsstr. 25
33615 Bielefeld, Germany
Date: 25/09/2012

Invited talk
25/09/2012 Anticipatory posture control during a complex prehension task

Speaker : Dr. William Land

Event: 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Psychologi

Place:
Universitaet Bielefeld
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld, Germany
Date: 25/09/2012

Abstract

Invited talk
Interaction between biology and robotic and what we can learn from it
Speaker: Elmar Rückert - Graz University of Technology - TUG
Event: SLF Seminar Talk
Invited talk
09/04/2012 Perceptual relevance of kinematic components of facial movements extracted by unsupervised learning

Speaker(s) : Martin Giese, Enrico Chiovetto and Cristobal Curio

Event : ECVP conference 

Place : Alghero, Italy

Date and Time : 09/04/2012 

Abstract :

Partners: University of Tuebingen

Notes : 

Conference Presentation
06/09/2012 12:30 pm Teaching Nullspace Constraints in Physical Human-Robot Interaction using Reservoir Computing
 Speaker: Arne Nordmann - Bielefeld University - CoR-Lab
Event: DGR-Days 2012
Invited talk
Bi-manual Skills from Kinesthetic Teaching

Representation and Generalization of Bi-manual Skills from Kinesthetic Teaching

By Dr. Felix Reinhart (Bielefeld University, CoR-Lab)

Event: DGR-Tage 2012 (German Society of Robotics)

Date and Place: 6 September 2012, Technische Universität Berlin

Abstract

Invited talk
19/08/2012, 2:10 pm Learning versatile sensorimotor coordination with goal babbling and neural associative dynamics

Speaker(s) : Felix Reinhart

Event : IEEE Third Joint International Conference on Development and Learning
and Epigenetic Robotics

Place : Osaka

Date and Time : 08/19/2012, 2:10 pm

Partners : Bielefeld University - CoR-Lab

Conference Presentation
08/10/2012, 5:45 pm Learning Whole Upper Body Control with Dynamic Redundancy Resolution in Coupled Associative Radial Basis Function Networks

Speaker(s) : Andre Lemme (stand-in for Felix Reinhart)

Conference Presentation
Conference Talk at Soft-Robotics

Ken Caluwaerts gives a talk at "Living Machines - Workshop on Soft-Robotics" http://csnetwork.eu/conf2012/workshop Title : Locomotion without a brain: morphological computation in tensegrity structures Date: 09/07/2012 Abstract: Embodiment has led to a revolution in robotics by not thinking of the robot body and its controller as two separate

Conference Presentation
08/02/2012, 5:00 pm Muscle synergies for motor control

Speaker(s) : Andrea d'Avella

Event : Boston Action Club, Northwestern University

Place : 306 Egan Research Center, Northeastern University

Date and Time : 08/02/2012, 5:00 pm

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Invited talk
07/05/2012, Contrôle de la locomotion par des systèmes d’oscillateurs couplés: de la biologie à la robotique

Speaker(s) : Auke Jan IJSPEERT

Event : CIFA 2012, 7ème Conférence Internationale Francophone d'Automatique

Place : Grenoble, France

Date and Time : 07/05/2012,

Abstract :

Partners : EPFL - BioRob

Notes : Plenary talk.

Invited talk
27/06/2012, 12:30 pm First Use of EMG Mapping Analysis on Children with Cerebral Palsy

Speaker(s) : Michael MacLellan

Event : International Society for Posture and Gait Research Conference

Place : Trondheim, Norway

Date and Time : 06/27/2012, 12:30 pm

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Invited talk
25/06/2012, 11:00 am Arm movements and gait

Talk : Arm movements and gait

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Speaker(s) : Yuri Ivanenko

Event : International Society for Posture and Gait Research Conference

Place : Trondheim, Norway

Date and Time : 06/25/2012, 11:00 am

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Conference Presentation
Stability in the Formation of Collective Human Locomotion Patterns

Speaker(s) : Martin Giese

Event : IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics

Place : Rome, Italy

Date and Time: 06/22/2012

Conference Presentation
04/06/2012 Neural Learning To Compose Complex Movements

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : German-French Worksho

Invited talk
06/2012 Biologically-inspired Learning-based Models for the Recognition and Synthesis of Body Movements
 
Invited talk
22 May 2012 New video: Robot catching flying object

Video
11 May 2012 New video: Oncilla robot (May 2012)

Video
17 Apr 2012 New video: Iterative Decomposition of Complex Trajectories

Video
April 2012 Technical Report on Hierarchical Reservoir Computing architectures

The deliverable 5.2 "Technical Report on Hierarchical Reservoir Computing architectures" is now available for download.

Publication
28/04/2012, 12:45 pm Spatiotemporal characteristics of muscle patterns during ball catching

Speaker(s) : Mattia D'Andola

Event : Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement
(NCM)

Place : Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy

Date and Time : 04/28/2012, 12:45 pm

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Conference Presentation
28/04/2012, 12:45 pm Eye movement characteristics during ball catching

Speaker(s) : Benedetta Cesqui

Event : Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement
(NCM)

Place : Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy

Date and Time : 04/28/2012, 12:45 pm

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Conference Presentation
28/04/2012, 10:45 am Multiple solutions for catching a flying ball

Speaker(s) : Andrea d'Avella

Event : Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement
(NCM)

Place : Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy

Date and Time : 04/28/2012, 10:45 am

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Invited talk
25/04/2012, 12:45 pm Changes in the spinal motor output for stepping during development from infant to adult

Speaker(s) : Yuri Ivanenko

Event : Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement
(NCM)

Place : Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy

Date and Time : 04/25/2012, 12:45 pm

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Conference Presentation
Decoupling of upper and lower limb central pattern generators during human crawling may highlight the influence of cortical cont

Speaker(s) : Michael MacLellan

Event : Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement
(NCM)

Place : Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy

Date and Time : 04/24/2012, 1:00 pm

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Conference Presentation
Machine Learning for Motor Skills in Robotics

Speaker(s) : Jan Peters Event : Invitation of Jan Peters to Graz Place : Graz, University of Technology Date and Time : 04/23/2012, 10:30 am Abstract : Intelligent autonomous robots that can assist humans in situations of daily life have been a long standing vision of robotics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive sciences.

Invited talk
19/04/2012 Robot Kitty

The spine-driven robot is able to achieve bounding gait. We studied the effect of the morphology of the spine on bounding behavior in terms of the position of virtual spinal joint. Contact: Qian Zhao and Rolf Pfeifer, Zurich.

 

Video
April 2012 Co-articulate of straight movements with an Artificial Neural Network

A. Lemme and T. Flash presented a poster tilted “Co-articulate of straight movements with an Artificial Neural Network” at the NCM 2012 meeting, Venice.

Poster
Neural Learning to compose complex movements

Speaker(s) : Jochen Steil

Event : 3th Bielefeld-Osaka c

Invited talk
Pattern control of human locomotion

Speaker(s) : Yuri Ivanenko

Event : Brown Bag Lecture

Place : Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich

Date and Time : 03/20/2012, 5:15 pm

Abstract :

Partners : SLF

Invited talk
Muscle synergies for motor control

Speaker(s) : Andrea d'Avella

Event : Brown Bag Lecture

Place :  Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich

Date and Time : 03/06/2012, 5:15 pm

Abstract :

Partners :  - SLF
  - UZH - AILab

Invited talk
March 2012 Mega Sumo category to RobotChallenge 2012

Guidance of students that participated in Mega Sumo category to RobotChallenge 2012 (students: Gilles Bonne, Hannes Ramon, Matthias Hertoge, Daan Martens, Jelle Roets and Bruno Chevallier) (supervisors: Francis wyffels, Karel Bruneel and Tim Waegeman).

Other
Research Related to the Modeling
Invited talk
Jan 2012 Changes in gazing behaviour during an imitation task

Tamar Flash partecipated in the 30th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy. She presented the work titled “Changes in gazing behaviour during an imitation task”, by Cicerale A. and Flash T.

Conference Presentation
2012 Neural Architectures forArtificial Cognitive Agents

In Spring 2012, H. Jaeger holds a research seminar within the Smart Systems CS graduate program on “Neural Architectures forArtificial Cognitive Agents”

Other
Talk: Computational Neural Mechanisms for the Perception of Goal-directed Actions

Speaker(s) : Martin GieseEvent: Invited talkPlace: University College, LondonDate and Time: 01/2012

Invited talk
Jan 2012 How the body shapes the way we think - the four messages of embodiment

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “How the body shapes the way we think - the four messages of embodiment”. Indian Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, January 2011.

Invited talk
25/01/2012 Computational neural mechanisms for the perception of goal-directed actions: from hand movements to perceptual causality

Martin Giese visited UCL in London (UK). He visited the Vision and Imaging Science Group. He gave a talk. Title: “Computational neural mechanisms for the perception of goal-directed actions: from hand movements to perceptual causality”.

Invited talk
25/01/2012 From hand actions to perceptual causality: physiologically-inspired model for the visual recognition of transitive actions

Martin Giese gave a special lecture at the annual GDR-vision forum in Marseille (Institut de Neurosciences de La Timone). Lecture title: “From hand actions to perceptual causality: physiologically-inspired model for the visual recognition of transitive actions”.

Invited talk
Jan 2012 Rolf Pfeifer presented “Soft robotics”. Techfest IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Rolf Pfeifer presented “Soft robotics”. Techfest IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Exhibition
8/12/2011 Seminar at University of Padua

Jochen Steil gave a seminar at Univ. Padua, Italy. “Random projections and dynamics for robot motion learning: From extreme learning machines to reservoir computing”. Computer science seminar.

8/12/2011

Invited talk
2011-12-05 CITEC Graduate school retreat

Attendance, Brainstorming, Presentation by Thomas Schack at CITEC Graduate School Retreat 2011 Location: Gut Rothensiek, Horn-Bad Meinberg.
http://www.cit-ec.de/node/9202.

Invited talk
22 to 24/11/2011 Internal workshop on Human Motor Primitives

Workshop organized and attended by Thomas Schack and William Land. AMARSi WP1 Workshop.

Workshop
12/11/2011 Posters at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

Mike MacLellan and Benedetta Cesqui presented posters at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C., USA, November.

Poster
03/11/2011 Hooligan detection: the effects of saliency and expert knowledge

Dominik Endres, attended the 4th International Conference for Imaging in Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP 2011), Kingston, UK. He presented the paper by Endres et al.: “Hooligan detection: the effects of saliency and expert knowledge.

Conference Presentation
21/11/2011 Workshop Participation

Elmar Rückert participated in the WP1 workshop (Universität Bielefeld) and Jan Peters Lab Meeting (TU Darmstadt).

Other
Nov 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

Yuri Ivanenko participated in the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C., USA.

Other
Nov 2011 Design principles for intelligent systems - the four messages of embodiment

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Design principles for intelligent systems - the four messages of embodiment”. Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen.

Invited talk
Nov 2011 Research opportunities for soft robotics”. Northwestern Polytechical University, Xi’an, China,

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Research opportunities for soft robotics”. Northwestern Polytechical University, Xi’an, China, November 2011

Invited talk
Nov 2011 On the explanatory power of embodiment

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “On the explanatory power of embodiment”. Conference on Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, Thessaloniki.

Invited talk
26 to 28/10/2011 Control of Locomotion and Movements Using Pattern Generators

Auke Ijspeert gave a talk: “Control of Locomotion and Movements Using Pattern Generators: From Biology to Robotics”. 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Bled, Slovenia.

Invited talk
17/10/2011 Streaming example: CPG implemented by a reservoir system to control a quadruped robot in the AMARSi software framework.

Hands-on workshop, Francis wyffels, Streaming example: CPG implemented by a reservoir system to control a quadruped robot in the AMARSi software framework.

Workshop
03 to 08/10/2011 Mechanisms of Attention: From Experimental Studies to Technical Systems

William Land gave a talk at the workshop at the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) 2nd Annual Summer School - Mechanisms of Attention: From Experimental Studies to Technical Systems. Bielefeld, Germany. Talk title: “Focus of attention and motor performance: From theory to analysis.” http://www.cit-ec.de/node/4027.

Invited talk
Oct 2011 Research opportunities for soft robotics. Hakodate Future University, Japan.

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Research opportunities for soft robotics. Hakodate Future University, Japan.

Invited talk
14 to 18/9/2011 6th International Posture and Gait Symposium in Slovakia.

Yuri Ivanenko participated in the 6th International Posture and Gait Symposium in Slovakia.

Other
Sept 2011 On the role of embodiment in the emergence of cognition

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “On the role of embodiment in the emergence of cognition”. Workshop on “The future of the em-bodied mind.” San Sebastian, Spain.

Invited talk
Sept 2011 Morphological computation - introduction and basic concepts. 2nd Int. Conference on Morphological Computation, ECLT, Venice.

Morphological computation - introduction and basic concepts. 2nd Int. Conference on Morphological Computation, ECLT, Venice.
http://morphcomp.org/pdfs/ICMC2011_Proceedings.pdf

Workshop
14/09/2011 Talk on a theoretical framework for morphological computation

International Conference on Morphological Computation 2011 (Venice). Wolfgang Maass gave a talk on a theoretical framework for morphological computation. Gerhard Neumann presented our paper on “A Study of Morphological Computation by using Probabilistic Inference for Motor Planning”.

Invited talk
30/8/2011 Workshop Participation at DSGM

Jochen Steil partecipated to a workshop at DAGM, Frankfurt. “Neurons Driving Cognitive Robots”, keynote, Worshop NC2 - New Challenges in Neural Computation

Invited talk
27/08/2011 Emulating human observers with Bayesian binning: segmentation of action streams

Dominik Endres and Martin Giese participated to the Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (APGV 2011), Toulouse, France. Dominik Endres presented a paper by Endres et al.: “Emulating human observers with Bayesian binning: segmentation of action streams”.

Conference Presentation
20/8/2011 From Cognitive Robotics to Biomimetic Systems

Jochen Steil at TU Munich. Title: “From Cognitive Robotics to Biomimetic Systems”.

Invited talk
28/08/2011 Deforming shapes - deformable templates

Martin Giese attended the 34th European Conference on Visual Perception, Toulouse, France. He gave a talk at the symposium: “Deforming shapes - deformable templates”.

Invited talk
20/7/2011 Control of locomotion: from biology to robotics

Auke Ijspeert gave a talk: “Control of locomotion: from biology to robotics, EUSFLAT2011 7th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT-2011), Aix Les Bains.

Invited talk
14/7/2011 Talk at the Institut fur Bewegugswissenschaften und Sport, ETH, Zurich.

Yuri Ivanenko gave a talk at the Institut fur Bewegugswissenschaften und Sport, ETH, Zurich.

Invited talk
July 2011 Soft robotics, self-organization, embodiment, and biological inspiration

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Soft robotics, self-organization, embodiment, and biological inspiration”. ATR, Kyoto, July 2011.

Invited talk
28/07/2011 Variational Inference for Policy Search in changing Situations

International Conference on Machine Learning 2011 (Bellevue, Washington, USA).
Gerhard Neumann presented his paper on “Variational Inference for Policy Search in changing Situations”.

Conference Presentation
July 2011 Research opportunities for soft robotics

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Research opportunities for soft robotics”. School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo.

Invited talk
18/6/2011 Neural Correlates of the Kinematic 2/3 Power Law in Human Visual Motion Perception: An EEG Study

Tamar Flash participated in the Seventh annual Ben-Gurion University Workshop on Computational Motor Control Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel with a presentation: “Neural Correlates of the Kinematic 2/3 Power Law in Human Visual Motion Perception: An EEG Study”.

Conference Presentation
12/06/2011 Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation

Martin Giese participated to the Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. He gave a talk. Title: “Learning of Movement Primitives as Basis for the Analysis and Synthesis of Emotional Body Expressions”.

Invited talk
12 to 14/6/2011 On Motion Planning and Coordination at the Intrinsic Joint and Body Levels: Computational Models and Brain Mapping Studies

Tamar Flash participated in the ISF workshop at Ein Gedi, Israel. She gave a talk: “On Motion Planning and Coordination at the Intrinsic Joint and Body Levels: Computational Models and Brain Mapping Studies”.

Conference Presentation
10/6/2011 Random Projections in Neural Learning

By Jochen Steil at Honda Research. Title: “Random Projections in Neural Learning”.

Invited talk
09/06/2011 Talk at the Université de Montréal, GNRSC.

Andrea d’Avella gave a talk at the Université de Montréal, GNRSC.

Invited talk
Trot Gait Locomotion of a Cat Sized Quadruped Robot

Tuleu, A. and Ajallooeian, M. and Sproewitz, A. and Loepelmann, P. and Ijspeert, A. J. (2011). Trot Gait Locomotion of a Cat Sized Quadruped Robot.  Poster and oral session at “Workshop on bio-inspired robotics”. Nantes   (France). 6/6/2011

Conference Presentation
May 2011 Research opportunities for soft robotics

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Research opportunities for soft robotics”. Int. Conference on Advanced Robotics, Tallinn.

Invited talk
26/4/2011 Kinematic Analyses of Israeli Sign Language

Y. Meirovitch and T. Flash participated to the 21st Annual Meeting of the Neural Control of Movement San Juan, Puerto Rico. They presented a poster titled: ”Kinematic Analyses of Israeli Sign Language “.

Conference Presentation
May 2011 Embodied intelligence”. Int. Conference on Advanced Robotics, Tallinn.

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Embodied intelligence”. Int. Conference on Advanced Robotics, Tallinn.

Invited talk
June 2011 Soft robotics - Self-organization, embodiment, and biological inspiration

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Soft robotics - Self-organization, embodiment, and biological inspiration”. Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk
May 2011 Embodied cognition in psychoanalysis

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk, together with M. Leuzinger-Beohleber: “Embodied cognition in psychoanalysis “. Int. Conf. on Neuropsychoanalysis, Berlin.

Invited talk
May 2011 A primer on embodied cognition. ICRA 2011

Rolf Pfeifer presened a tutorial: “A primer on embodied cognition”. ICRA 2011, the International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai.

Invited talk
May 2011 How the body shapes the way we think

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “How the body shapes the way we think”. HP Executive Circle, Grand Hotel Dolder.

Invited talk
11/05/2011 Invited talk at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua

Enrico Chiovetto was invited on to hold a seminar at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua (Italy). He presented the goals of the AMARSI project and the research he was carrying out at that time in the context of the project.

Invited talk
06/05/2011 11th VSS annual meeting in Naples, Florida

Invited talk
April 2011 Deliverable 4.1 (Locomotion) is available online Publication
24/05/2011 talk at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Yuri Ivanenko gave a talk at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Invited talk
26-30/04/2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement.

Yuri Ivanenko participated in the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement.

Other
04/09/2011 Machine Learning Summer School (Bordeaux)

Machine Learning Summer School (Bordeaux).
At this summer school AMARSi relevant state-of-the-art machine learning tools were presented. From our lab the PhD students Zeno Jonke, David Kappel, Elmar Rückert, and Stefan Habenschuss were participating.

Invited talk
Segmentation of action streams: human observers vs. Bayesian binning

Dominik Endres and Nick Taubert attended the 34th Annual German Conference on AI (KI2011), Berlin, Germany. They presented the following papers: 1) Endres et al.: “Segmentation of action streams: human observers vs. Bayesian binning”. 2) Endres et al. : “Gates for handling occlusion in Bayesian models of images”.

Conference Presentation
April 2011 Implications of embodiment for cognitive systems. EU-Cog II Conference on philosophical issues in embodiment

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Implications of embodiment for cognitive systems. EU-Cog II Conference on philosophical issues in embodiment”. Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Invited talk
April 2011 Designing the 21st Century

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Designing the 21st Century”. Nanyang Polytechnic (Youth Achievement Award Counsil), April 2011.

Invited talk
April 2011 Soft robotics - the art of connecting embodiment, artificial intelligence, and entertainment

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Soft robotics - the art of connecting embodiment, artificial intelligence, and entertainment”. UBS Singapore.

Invited talk
April 2011 Soft robotics, self-organization, and biological inspiration (the academic approach)

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “Soft robotics, self-organization, and biological inspiration (the academic approach)”. National University of Singapore.

Invited talk
April 2011 Soft robotics - the next generation of intelligent machines

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk : “Soft robotics - the next generation of intelligent machines”. Nanyang Technology University, Singapore, April, 2011.

Invited talk
13/04/2011 talk at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Yuri Ivanenko gave a talk at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Invited talk
22/4/2011 talk at the University of Maryland.

Yuri Ivanenko gave a talk at the University of Maryland.

Invited talk
Poster presentation at NWG

Enrico Chiovetto attended the 9th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society (Göttingen, Germany).

Conference Presentation
March 2011 The four messages of embodiment

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk: “The four messages of embodiment. Embodiment”. Tagung, University of Zurich/ETH Zurich, (for psycho- and physiotherapists)

Invited talk
Paper presentation. WSCG'2011

Albert Mukovskiy attended The 19th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2011, Plzen, Czech Republic. He presented the paper by Mukovskiy A. et al. “Analysis and design of the dynamical stability of collective behavior in crowds.” March 2011

Conference Presentation
18/2/2011 Plymouth University, Center for Neuroscience and Robotics Invited talk
AMARSi Workshop Zürich : “Introduction to reservoir computing”

Gerhard Neumann and Elmar Rückert from TUG attended a 3 days workshop on reservoir computing given by Tim Waegeman, Francis Wyffels and Ken Caluwaerts from Reservoir Lab, Ghent University.   On the 12 to the 14 of January 2011

Workshop
AMARSi Workshop Zürich: “Probabilistic inference for motor control”

Gerhard Neumann and Elmar Rückert from TUG gave a series of lectures during a 2 days workshop for AMARSi students and researchers on probabilistic inference as a general tool for motor planning.

Workshop
2011 Competition of (robot) Race of Champions

Second semester 2011-2012: organization workshops and competition of (robot) Race of Champions, Francis wyffels, Tim Waegeman, Pieter-Jan Kindermans.

Workshop
2011 STIFF/VIACTORS Summer School on Impedance

Seyed Mohammad Khansari-Zadeh, Mostafa Ajallooeian partecipated to the 2011 STIFF/VIACTORS Summer School on Impedance. Organizer : Jointly organised by the EUFP7 research projects STIFF (http://stiff-project.eu/) and VIACTORS (Variable Impedance ACTuation systems embodying advanced interaction behaviORS).

Workshop
2011 iCub Summer School

Seungsu Kim Program participated to The iCub Summer School, Veni Vidi Vici 2011 Link: http://eris.liralab.it/summerschool2011/index.shtml

Other
2011 Form Extreme Learning Machines to Reservoir Computing

A tutorial entitled “Form Extreme Learning Machines to Reservoir Computing” was presented by Jochen Steil from Bielefeld University at the Brazilian Congress on Computational Intelligence (CBIC2011), see also: http://www.cor-lab.de/educational-material

Invited talk
Revealing control strategies

Barliya A. "Revealing control strategies: Investigating Kinematic Representations" USC, Brandeis university, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and Columbia University NY uknown date

Invited talk
Feb 2011 Soft robotics” self-organization, embodiment, and biological inspiration”

Rolf Pfeifer gave a talk : “Soft robotics” self-organization, embodiment, and biological inspiration”. Monterey Institute of Technology, Queretaro, Mexico, February 2011.

Invited talk
2011 AMARSi Workshops: Hands-on introduction to Reservoir Computing

Francis wyffels, Ken Caluwaerts and Tim Waegeman participated to the AMARSi Workshops: Hands-on introduction to Reservoir Computing, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich (2011)

Other
14-18th Dec. 2010. Robio 2010

Conference paper. Zhibin Li, Bram Vanderborght, N.G. Tsagarakis, Darwin Caldwell. “Fast Bipedal Walk Using Large Strides by Modulating Hip Posture and Toe-heel Motion” , IEEE ROBIO Tianjin, China, 14-18th Dec. 2010.

Conference Presentation
10/12/2010 Interactive Learning of Inverse Kinematics with Nullspace Constraints using Recurrent Neural Networks

onWorkshop on Compu. Intelligence

Conference Presentation
Talk at Humanoids Workshop 2010

By A. Nordmann, Presentation of Software Framework on 7/12/2010

Conference Presentation
Talk, Co-organisation of iCub & Friends Workshop

Talk/Workshop, Organizer, at Humanoids 2010, Nashville http://eris.liralab.it/wiki/The_iCub_Humanoids_%2710_workshop
on 7/12/2010

Workshop
November 2010 Meta-model and Software Concepts for an Adaptive Component Architecture

The deliverable 7.3 "Meta-model and Software Concepts for an Adaptive Component Architecture" is now available for download.

Publication
24 Nov 2010 New video: FlexIRob - Teaching Nullspace Constraints in Physical Human-Robot Interaction

Video
11 Nov 2010 New video:Cheetah quadruped compliant robot

Video
Practical presentation of FlexIRob motion learning system, AMARSi Poster

Forum maschinenbau, Industrial Fair on 10/11/2010

Exhibition
8/3/2010 Kinematics and Geometrical Invariance

R. Fuchs "Kinematics and Geometrical Invariance" in:  University of illinois at Urbaba-Champaign, USA, Aerospace Robotics and Control Group (2/3/2010), University of Massachusetts, USA, Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics (4/3/2010), MIT, USA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, CSAIL (8/3/2010) Princeton, USA, Mechanical and aerospace engineering (11/3/2010)

Invited talk
Biologically motivated methods for solving motor control problems with the help of probabilistic inference were discussed.

Discussions with Talk Marc Toussaint (Berlin)  and Matt Botvinick (Princeton) on 25/10/2010

Invited talk
12 Oct 2010 New videos: cCub - First Walking Steps and cCub Dancing

Video
New video: Stable Estimator of Dynamical Systems

Video
18/10/2010 Talk, iCub & Friends workshop

Talk/Workshop at IROS, Taipeh, http://eris.liralab.it/wiki/The_iCub_IROS_%2710_workshop,

Invited talk
Invited talk. SCCS 2010

Tamar Flash ―Motion planning, perception and compositionality: from behavior to computational models” Symposium SCCS 2010 - Scientific Computing in the Cognitive Sciences, Oct 6-8, 2010, IWH Heidelberg.

Invited talk
Practical presentation of FlexIRob motion learning system, demonstration of new compliant actuators, AMARSi Poster

At the Hannover Industrial Fair on the 4/10/2010

Partners: uniBi, IIT 

Exhibition
Presentation: 3rd IEEE RAS&EMBS

F. Wyffels presented a conference paper. F. wyffels, M. D'Haene, T. Wae-geman, K. Calu-waerts, C. Nunes, B. Schrauwen. Re-alization of a passive compliant ro-bot dog2010, Proc. of the 3rd IEEE RAS&EMBS Int. Conf. on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechanics, pp 882-886.

Conference Presentation
27 and 28/9/2010 Presentation of AMARSi at ICT, Poster, talk at iCub & friends workshop, J. Steil Invited talk
UKACC2010

Conference paper. Z.Li, B.Vanderborght, N.G. Tsagarakis, D.G. Caldwell, “Human-like Walking with Straightened Knees, Toe-off and Heel-strike for the Humanoid Robot iCub”, Coventry, UK, Sept. 2010.

Conference Presentation
Discussion of AMARSi related research

Invitation of Benjamin Schrauwen, partner Tübingen

Invited talk
Possible uses of probabilistic inference methods for motor control and planning task in the project were discussed

Invitation of  Marc Toussaint (Berlin) on 6/8/2010Partner: Tübingen

Invited talk
27/7/2010 Presentation at IADIS International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization....

Albert Mukovskiy attended IADIS, Freiburg, Germany.  He presented the paper by Mukovskiy A. et al. “Contraction theory as  method for the analysis and the design of stability of collective behavior in crowds”  

Conference Presentation
Invited talk. HebrewUtalk

Tamar Flash, “On Motion Generation and Perception: Geometry, Timing and Invariance,” The Hebrew university, Jerusalem, Joint Research Conference of the Institute for Advanced Studies and the Israel Science Foundation on: selection and control mechanisms In Perception and Action. on the 17/6/2010

Invited talk
Invited talk. AREADNE 2010

Tamar Flash “Motion generation and perception: geometry, timing and compositionality” AREADNE 2010,    Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles Nomikos Conference Centre, Santorini, Greece on 17/6/2010

Invited talk
Learning Motion Dynamics to Catch a Moving Object

Kim, S., Gribovskaya, E. and Billard, A. (2010) Learning Motion Dynamics to Catch a Moving Object. 10th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Nashville, TN, USA.

Conference Presentation
Practical presentation of FlexIRob motion learning system, AMARSi Poster

Automatica Fair on 10/6/2010

Exhibition
Practical presentation of FlexIRob motion learning system

At the Automatica Fair on the 6/10/2010

Partnert: UniBi

Exhibition
Die Welt (in German). Roboter werden dem Menschen immer ähnlicher (9 June 2010) Article in popular press
Paper presentation at Humanoids 2010

Martin Giese attended The 10th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Nashville, TN, USA. He presented the paper by Mukovskiy A. et al. “Design of the Dynamic Stability Properties of the Collective Behavior of Articulated Bipeds.” on 6/6/2010

Conference Presentation
Jacobs University entwickelt "Gehirne

Title: “Jacobs University entwickelt "Gehirne" für lernfähige Roboter in internationalem EU-Projekt AMARSi”

Press release
Robot competitions and workshops on electronics and robotics.

Robot competitions and workshops on electronics and robotics at Ghent University in collaboration with the IEEE student branch Ghent. People involved: F. Wyffels, T. Waegeman, M. D'Haene and P.J.

Workshop
Bielefeld University, press release (Nr. 82/2010),

Bielefeld University, press release (Nr.

Press release
5/5/2010 Presentation and overview of the AMARSi project

Presentation and overview of AMARSi project and research talk on plasticity and learning, by A.Soltoggio. Host: Prof. Maaria KruusmaaTallinn University of Technology on 5/5/2010

Invited talk
Perspectives Session on Rich Motor Skills and Robotics

 Conf. Of Neural Control Movement, 22/4/2010

J. Steil 

Invited talk
Practical presentation of FlexIRob motion learning system, demonstration of new compliant actuators, AMARSi Poster

Hannover Industrial Fair on 10/4/2010

Exhibition
H plus magazine, Robotics, Robot see, Robot do (9 April 2010) Article in popular press
8/4/2010 12. Neural Computation and Psycholog Workshop, London, J. Steil

12. Neural Computation and Psycholog Workshop.

Invited talk
Birmingham University, Dept of Computer Science, J.Steil

 Birmingham University, Dept of Computer Science, J.Steil, Talk on 08/04/2010

Invited talk
workshop

Andrea d'Avella has organized a session at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (April 2010), entitled  “Adaptive modular architectures for rich motor skills: ideas and  challenges  towards a constructive approach”,to present and discuss the interdisciplinary   approach of AMARSi to the human motor control community.

Workshop
April 2010 Geometric Invariance and Optimization

"Geometric Invariance and Optimization" Fuchs, R., Bennequin, D. Berthoz, a., Flash, T. in Neural Control of Movement, 20th annual meeting, Naples, Florida, USA, April 2010 April 2010

Invited talk
Project fact sheet

Availabe on the project website

Other
Yury ivanenko and Andrea d'Avella visited the RBCS dept. of the Italian Institute of Technology, Genova Italy.

and gave a talk.April 2010

Invited talk
The human arm redundancy problem revisited

“The human arm redundancy problem revisited” Barliya A, Omlor, L. Giese M., Flash, T. in Neural Control of Movement, 20th annual meeting, Naples, Florida, USA, April 2010.  

Conference Presentation
talk at the workshop on crowd simulation

Albert Mukovskiy and Martin Giese attended the 23rd Int. Conf. on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2010) Saint-Malo, France. They presented a short paper with the preliminary results on stability analysis for the multicomponent nonlinear dynamical systems using Contraction Theory.on  31/3 /2010

Conference Presentation
Talk at Global Center of Excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience and Robotics

J. Steil

UniBi

Invited talk
First version of AMARSi website is available

check it out at: http://amarsi-project.eu

Other
March 2010 Learning-based modeling and stability design of interactive human locomotion patterns

Prof. Giese gave a seminar at Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik GmbH. Title: “Learning-based modeling and stability design of interactive human locomotion patterns”. In March 2010

Invited talk
Interview for Wired UK Interview
Presentation at EURON meeting

 San Sebastian, distribution of fact sheet by Markus Vince

Invited talk
An Iterative Method to Learn Stable Non-Linear Dynamical Systems with Gaussian Mixture Models

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2010) BM: An Iterative Method to Learn Stable Non-Linear Dynamical Systems with Gaussian Mixture Models. Proceeding of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), 2010, p. 2381-2388. unknonw date

Conference Presentation
Imitation learning of Globally Stable Non-Linear Point-to-Point Robot Motions using Nonlinear Programming.

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2010) Imitation learning of Globally Stable Non-Linear Point-to-Point Robot Motions using Nonlinear Programming. Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2010.

Conference Presentation
workshop for high school children

Workshop for high school children on robotics ("wetenschapsweek"). People responsible for the workshp were  F. Wyffels, T. Waegeman, P.J. Kinder-mans and  M. D'Haene.  http://reslab.elis.ugent.be/wetenschapsweek Flemish science week workshop Unknown date

Workshop
Developing Actuators with RichMotor Properties

Developing Actuators with RichMotor Properties for Emerging Humanoids, SIMPAR 2010, Workshop on Biomechanical Simulation of Humans and Bio-Inspired Humanoids. N.G. Tsagarakis

Invited talk
Workshop on Haptic Joint Actions by Humans 2010

"Building Safer Robots: Mechatronic Implementations and Challenges of Compliant Actuation Systems , Workshop on Haptic Joint Actions by Humans

Invited talk

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