The ICDL-EpiRob scientific conference is an annually held event gathering 120-140 participants from all over the world to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on psychology-inspired learning mechanism seen in humans and how to apply them within robotics. It is a unique conference gathering researchers from both computer science and psychology to share knowledge and research findings on how humans develop sensing, reasoning and actions, including social properties through interaction with the environment and how these capabilities can be mimicked in computing systems and robotics. This is with the goal of both understanding human development and how this can be applied to applied to improve future intelligent technology including for robots that will be in close interaction with humans. By hosting the conference in Norway, we would like to draw attention to the related Norwegian research including our RCN funded project "Engineering Predictability with Embodied Cognition (EPEC)" and Centre of Excellence "RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion Faculty of Humanities", as well as the Norwegian robotics industry. The conference is organized by the University of Oslo, and will be held in a conference venue in Oslo. It will contain tutorials, workshops, invited talks by leading international researchers, oral and poster presentations of accepted papers (reviewed by an international program committee). The expected audience are researchers from Europe, USA and Asia. Funding from the Research Council of Norway will be of major importance to keep the registration fee paid by each conference participants at a moderate level. Thus, more people would be able to attend and experience a comprehensive conference program.
Project leader: Jim Tørresen
Institution: Institutt for informatikk