1st February, 2013, 14:00
Speaker: Verena Hafner, Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Title: Embodied Artificial Intelligence
Abstract: Theories of Embodied and Grounded Cognition claim that intelligence could not have developed without the interaction of an agent with its environment. This is in contrast to classical approaches of Artificial Intelligence (AI) where cognition was considered as computation. One main insight of the embodied approach is that by interaction with the environment, an agent can actively influence its perception and thus shape its information space. Action and perception should therefore not be considered in isolation but as jointly determining a single cognitive process. In this talk, I will give an overview of the concepts of Embodied AI illustrated with recent research on interactive robotics.