(DEVL-HR-AmI) ECAL'2017 Workshop

Developmental learning and representation building in human-robots and ambient intelligence systems

This workshop is organized as a joint event with ECAL2017 Conference to be held in Lyon, France, 4–8 September 2017.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in developmental learning and bio-inspired approaches for artificial cognitive systems and practitioners from digital industries, robotics and Ambient Intelligence systems, to exchange their knowledge and experiences regarding the question of building representations in human-robots and Ambient Intelligence Systems. The workshop’s aim is also to cross fertilize the exchanges between participants from different disciplines and sectors, around the progress of the state of the art in foundational theories and their potential transfer and deployment in applications in real world settings, with robots and Ambient Intelligence Systems. The workshop program will be steered towards bridging the gap between theory and practice. This event will be backed by the ANR Labcom funded project Behaviors.ai (a joint laboratory between the LIRIS-CNRS laboratory and the Hoomano company). The aim of Behaviors.ai is to investigate new approaches of artificial intelligence, and more precisely developmental learning, to create new ways to interact with social robots to make them more empathetic and able to continuously learn as they interact in “real life” environments.

The focus of the workshop will be on the issue of autonomous “Representation building”, in artificial cognitive systems, through internal mechanisms, following bio-inspired approaches and developmental learning approaches, especially considering hybrid systems involving humans and artificial systems like robots or ambient intelligence systems.

The workshop topics of interest are (non exhaustive list) :

The program of the workshop will contain :