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  • 28 August 2019

    MDPI Special Issue of Applied Sciences on Cognitive Robotics

    A new MDPI Special Issue of Applied Sciences on Cognitive Robotics has been announced:
    Link to the Special Issue: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/cognitive_robotics
    Deadline: 15 May 2020 (articles can be submitted and published before the deadline).
    Impact factor: 2.217

    There is a growing desire to develop robots that are capable of helping humans with daily tasks. Cognitive robots need to explore and understand their environment, choose a safe and human-aware course of action, and learn—not only from experience but also through interaction. In particular, cognitive robotics aims to endow robots with the capacity to plan solutions for complex goals and to enact those plans while being reactive to unexpected changes in their environments. Among the limiting factors for their application in real-life scenarios, there are clearly ethical, technological, and economic challenges.

    Cognitive robotics includes studies on advanced mechatronics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, as well as cognitive psychology and brain science in the frame of cognitive science. The aim of this Special Issue is to gather scientific papers addressing any of the challenges of cognitive robotics. The topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
    - Active perception
    - Architectures and frameworks for cognition
    - Cognitive human-robot interaction
    - Cognitive modelling and development
    - Knowledge discovery and representation in robots
    - Learning for action and interaction
    - Cognitive architectures for interactive robots
    - Neurorobotics
    - Social and assistive robots

    Guest editors:
    Prof Antonio Bandera
    Dr Luis J. Manso
    Dr Zoe Falomir
  • 4 August 2019

    PhD Studentship position: Deep Learning in Graph Domains for Sensorised Environments (re-opened)

    Applications are invited for a studentship in the Aston Institute of Urban Technology and the Environment (ASTUTE), funded by the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The topic of the studentship will be Deep Learning in Graph Domains for Sensorised environments.
    More information: https://jobs.aston.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=R190311
    Application form: https://map.aston.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&&code1=EAS031PR&code2=0032
    Don't hesitate to contact me in case you have any questions.
  • 3 June 2019

    PhD Studentship position: Deep Learning in Graph Domains for Sensorised Environments

    Applications are invited for a studentship in the Aston Institute of Urban Technology and the Environment (ASTUTE), funded by the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The topic of the studentship will be Deep Learning in Graph Domains for Sensorised environments.
    More information: https://jobs.aston.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=R190198
    Don't hesitate to contact me in case you have any questions.
  • 14 March 2019

    New paper in Complexity

    New paper published in the journal of Complexity (Hindawi) entitled "A Deep Evolutionary Approach to Bioinspired Classifier Optimisation for Brain-Machine Interaction" (Jordan J. Bird, Diego R. Faria, Luis J. Manso, Anikó Ekárt, and Christopher D. Buckingham).
  • 26 February 2019

    RoboComp got accepted in Google's GSoC'19

    Google has officially announced the list of organisations participating in GSoC'19 and RoboComp is in! The next important deadlines are:
    • 26 February - 25 March: Students get involved in the project and disscuss ideas with the mentors. If you're thinking about participating as a student, please follow all the tutorials.
    • 25 March - April 9: Student application process.
    • May 6: The list of accepted students is announced.
    Theres a RoboComp-specific FAQ.
  • 21 January 2019

    New paper in UK-RAS-19

    New paper accepted in UK-RAS 2019 Conference entitled "A Bioinspired Approach for Mental Emotional State Perception towards Social Awareness in Robotics" (Jordan J. Bird, Anikó Ekárt, Diego R. Faria and Luis J. Manso).

  • 19 January 2019

    New paper in Cognitive Systems Research

    New paper published in the journal of Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier) entitled "The CORTEX Cognitive Robotics Architecture: use cases" (P. Bustos, L.J. Manso, A.J. Bandera, J.P. Bandera, I. Garcia-Varea, J. Martinez-Gomez). LINK TO THE ARTICLE.