Call for Participation: EpiRob05, Nara, Japan, July 22-24, 2005



From: geos@etf.ukim.edu.mk
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 18:01:15 CEST


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

EPIGENETIC ROBOTICS 2005

www.epigenetic-robotics.org

Fifth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics
- Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems -
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DATES: July 22-24, 2005

LOCATION: Nara, Japan

EARLY REGISTRATION: Register by July 1st and save!

INVITED SPEAKERS:
 Masahiro Fujita (Sony Intelligent Dynamics Laboratory)
 Eugene C. Goldfield (Children's Hospital Boston)
 Annette Karmiloff-Smith (UC London)
 Brian Scassellati (Yale University)

Looking forward to meeting you at EpiRob05!
                        
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WORKSHOP THEME

(for all other info regarding EpiRob05
please visit www.epigenetic-robotics.org)

This workshop focuses on combining developmental psychology,
neuroscience, biology, and robotics with the goal of understanding the
functioning of biological systems.

Epigenetic systems, either natural or artificial, share a prolonged
developmental process through which varied and complex cognitive and
perceptual structures emerge as a result of the interaction of an
embodied system with a physical and social environment. Epigenetic
robotics includes the two-fold goal of understanding biological systems
by the interdisciplinary integration between neural and engineering
sciences and, simultaneously, that of enabling robots and artificial
systems to develop skills for any particular environment instead of
programming them for specific environments.

To this aim, psychological theory and empirical evidence should be used
to inform epigenetic robotic models, and these models should be used as
theoretical tools to make experimental predictions in developmental
psychology. We encourage the submission from different disciplines such
as robotics, artificial intelligence, developmental psychology, biology
or neurophysiology, as well as interdisciplinary work bridging the gap
between science and engineering.

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Georgi Stojanov, PhD
Assistant Professor

Computer Science Institute
Electrical Engineering Faculty
Sts Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
Macedonia

T ++389 2 3099154
F ++389 2 3064262
E geos@etf.ukim.edu.mk
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