UTCS Colloquium/AI: Jeremy Wyatt/University of Birmingham Talking with Robots: A Case Study in Cognitive Architectures for Robots TAY 3.128 Monday July 7 2008 2:00 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Jul 7, 2008 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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pe of Talk: UTCS Colloquium/AI

Speaker/Affiliation: Jeremy Wyatt/U

niversity of Birmingham

Date/Time: Monday July 7 2008 2:00 p.m.<

Location: TAY 3.128

Host: Ben Kuipers

Talk Title: Ta

lking with Robots: A Case Study in Cognitive Architectures for Robots
Talk Abstract:
In what ways can we integrate multiple types of sensing
and action in a
robot? This question gets to the heart of deep issues i

n AI such as the
nature and use of representations and the control of

the flow of
information in a cognitive architecture. In this talk I wil

l describe some
work we are doing on architectures for cognitive robots

. I will describe
an architectural schema we have developed a toolkit

for developing
robot systems using it examples of robot systems that w

e have built
and some of the problems that arise if the schema is acce

pted. These
include four research problems which we refer to as the pro

blems of
binding; filtering; processing management and action fusion.
I will
describe our current approaches to the first three with a focu

s on
using existing approaches POMDP planning to solving a simple

rocessing management problem in vision. If I have time I will also

what I think is missing what is wrong and where it needs to go.


eaker Bio:
Jeremy Wyatt (www.cs.bham.ac.uk/%7Ejlw) is a senior lecturer
in the
School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. He

a co-director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory and a Leverhulm

Trust Research Fellow. His research interests include: reinforcement

learning learning and planning in POMDPs cognitive architectures for

robots robot learning committee machines and ensemble learning

lanning in underwater vehicles and planning of visual processing.
He h

as a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh

997) and supervised the 2004 winner of the British Computer Society''s

Distinguished Dissertation Award. Among other things he has worked
on t

he CoSy project on cognitive systems the CogX project on

ding and self-extension in cognitive systems and a project
on automate

d diagnosis for autonomous underwater vehicles.