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-<​HTML><​table><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2020-01-29</​td><​td>​Justus Piater gives an invited ​talk <i>Digital Science</i> at <a href="​https://​www.graduateacademy.uni-heidelberg.de/karriere/​veranstaltungsreihen.html">Vortragsreihe +<​HTML><​table><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2022-06-02</​td><​td>​Erwan Renaudo contributes a talk <i>Deep Learning for Fast Segmentation of E-waste Devices’  
-    „Primers for Predocs – Strategien für eine erfolgreiche +    Inner Parts in a Recycling Scenario</i> at <a href="​https://​icprai2022.sciencesconf.org/">ICPRAI 2022</​a>, ​Paris/​online. <span class="​actions"><​a href="​javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem0',​ '​Abstract'​)">​[Abstract]</​a></​span><​blockquote id="​newsitem0Abstract"​ style="​display:​none">​Recycling obsolete electronic devices (E-waste) is a 
-    Promotion“</​a>, ​Universität Heidelberg. <span class="​actions"><​a href="​javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem0',​ '​Abstract'​)">​[Abstract]</​a></​span><​blockquote id="​newsitem0Abstract"​ style="​display:​none">​Massive availability ​of data and computing power are +    dangerous task for human workers. Automated E-waste recycling  
-    ​promoting data-driven methods in all areas of science ​and +    is an area of great interest but challenging for current robotic ​ 
-    ​technology. ​ I will describe how the University ​of Innsbruck +    ​applications. We focus on the problem of segmenting inner parts  
-    ​supports this via its new Digital Science Center, and will give a +    of E-waste devices into manipulable elements. First, we extend  
-    ​flavor ​of machine ​learning for data analysis.</​blockquote></​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2020-01-20</​td><​td>​Joanna Chimiak-Opoka,​ Carina König, and Justus Piater appear in the media: ​<a href="​https://​www.uibk.ac.at/newsroom/ergaenzung-digital-science-erfolgreich-gestartet.html.de">Ergän­zung Digital Science erfolg­reich gestartet – UIBK Newsroom</​a>​.<​/td></​tr><​tr valign="top"><​td>2020-01-03</td><td>​Justus Piater gives an invited talk <​i>​Künstliche IntelligenzGrundlagenErfolge+    a dataset ​of hard-drive disk (HDD) components with labelled  
-    ​Herausforderungen</​i>​ at 47Tagung des Innsbrucker Kreises von MoraltheologInnen +    occluded ​and non-occluded points of view of the parts, in order  
-    ​und SozialethikerInnenInnsbruck.</​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2019-12-19</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​appears in the media: ​<a href="​https://​tvthek.orf.at/profile/Tirol-heute/​70023/​Tirol-heute/​14035670/​Alexa-Siri-Co-Spione-im-eigenen-Haus/​14610743">TV interview by ORF 2 Tirol Heute RedHaus (in German)</​a>​.<​/td></​tr><​tr valign="top"><​td>​2019-12-12</td><​td>​Justus Piater gives an invited lecture <​i>​Too Smart to Be Trusted – Do I Even Want to +    ​to increase ​the diversity and the quality ​of the learning data  
-    Understand My Robot?</iat <a href="http://​www.trustrobots.eu/​">TrustRobots Lecture series +    ​with different angles. We then perform an extensive evaluation  
-    ​Trust in Robots</a>, TU Vienna.</​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2019-12-05</​td><​td>​IIS guest <span style="​font-weight:​bold">​Heiko Neumann</​span>,​ University of Ulm,  ​gives an invited ​colloquium ​<i>Biologically inspired visual-auditory processing – from +    with three different state-of-the-art modelsnamely CenterMask,​ 
-    ​brain-like computation to neuromorphic algorithms</i> at <a href="​https://​www.uibk.ac.at/informatik/forschung/​lunchtime-seminar/index.html.en">IFI Lunchtime Seminar</a>. <span class="​actions"><​a href="​javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem5', '​Abstract'​)">​[Abstract]</​a></​span><​blockquote id="newsitem5Abstract" style="​display:​none">​A fundamental task of sensory processing is to detect +    BlendMask ​and SOLOv2 (including variants) and two types of  
-    ​and integrate feature items to group them into perceptual units +    ​metrics: the average precision as well as the frame rate. Our  
-    ​segregating them from other objects and the backgroundA +    results show that instance segmentation using state-of-the-art  
-    ​framework ​is discussed which explains how perceptual grouping at +    deep learning ​methods can precisely detect complex shapes along  
-    early as well as higher-level cognitive stages may be implemented +    with their boundaries, as well as being suited ​for fast tracking of 
-    ​in cortex. Different grouping mechanisms are implemented which are +    parts in a robotic recycling system(Rojas et  al. 2022) 
-    attuned ​to basic features and feature combinations and mainly +    ​</​blockquote></​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2022-05-17</​td><​td>​Erwan Renaudo gives an invited talk <i>A Brief tour of autonomous robots'​ &​quot;​Cognition&​quot;</​i>​ at <a href="​https://​www.philosophie.uni-konstanz.de/​ag-mueller/aktuelles/meldungsdetails-ag-mueller/​2022/​5/​17/​event/​46426-Creating-Agency-and-Cogn/​tx_cal_phpicalendar/​">Creating Agency and Cognition in Automated Systems: What can we learn from the Octopus? International Hybrid Workshop</a>, Innsbruck. <span class="​actions"​><a href="javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem1',​ '​Abstract'​)">[Abstract]</a></span><blockquote id="​newsitem1Abstract"​ style="​display:none">​In the design of &​quot;​Cognitive Robots&​quot;​ software architectures 
-    ​evaluated along the forward sweep of stimulus processing. However, +    researchers had to face many organizational problems due to  
-    ​due to limitations of local feature detection mechanisms and +    the particular nature of robots. Not only should they manage  
-    ​inherent ambiguitiestop-down feedback is required ​to deliver +    to achieve complex tasks with long-terms goalsbut they must  
-    ​contextual information helping to disambiguate initial +    ​also be reactive to their surroundings to preserve their environment
-    measurementsFeedback of contextual information ​is demonstrated +    ​We will go over several layered control paradigms developed over 
-    to improve object recognition performance,​ stabilize learning of +    the history of robotics and see how these can relate to the  
-    ​object categories, ​and integrate multi-sensory representations. +    knowledge about the Octopus'​ brain organizationand discuss  
- +    how the Octopus itself can inspire cognitive robotic research. 
-    The canonical principles of neural computation define a set of +    </​blockquote>​</​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2022-05-11</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​gives an invited talk <​i>​Robots That Learn Like Humans?</​i>​ at <a href="​https://​pintofscience.at/events/innsbruck">Pint of 
-    core operations ​to implement above-mentioned mechanisms of +    Science</a>, Innsbruck. <span class="​actions"​><a href="javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem2',​ '​Abstract'​)">[Abstract]</a></span><blockquote id="newsitem2Abstract"​ style="​display:none">Wouldn'​t it be great to have a helper robot that we can 
-    ​perceptual ​and cognitive inference. These operations can be +    ​task with our annoying chores? How would we teach the robot to 
-    ​mappedin a simplified form, onto neuromorphic platforms to +    perform these tasks? Can we build such robots by equipping them 
-    ​emulate brain-like computation. It is demonstrated ​that an +    with artificial intelligence?​ We will discuss how human and 
-    architecture composed of canonical circuit mechanisms can be +    machine learning differ and how this impacts what skills, 
-    mapped onto neuromorphic chip technology facilitating low-energy +    including for communication,​ our helper robot will be able to 
-    non-von Neumann computation.</​blockquote></​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2019-11-26</​td><​td>​IIS guest <span style="font-weight:bold">Tamim Asfour</span>, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,  ​gives an invited ​keynote ​<i>Engineering Humanoids with Motion Intelligence</i> at <a href="​https://​www.uibk.ac.at/informatik/studium/inday-students/​index.html.en">inday students</a>. <span class="​actions"><​a href="​javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem6',​ '​Abstract'​)">​[Abstract]</​a></​span><​blockquote id="​newsitem6Abstract"​ style="​display:​none">​Humanoid robotics plays a central role in robotics +    learn.</blockquote></​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2022-02-19</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​gives an invited ​talk <i>Learning as a Creative Process in Humans and 
-    ​research as well as in understanding ​intelligence. Engineering +    ​Machines</i> at <a href="​https://​www.philosophie.uni-konstanz.de/ag-mueller/online-workshop-on-agency-life-and-creativity/">Workshop 
-    humanoid robots that are able to learn from humans and +    on “Agency, Life, and Creativity”</a>, online. <span class="​actions"><​a href="​javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem3', '​Abstract'​)">​[Abstract]</​a></​span><​blockquote id="newsitem3Abstract" style="​display:​none">​Humans constantly engage in creative activity such as 
-    ​sensorimotor experience, ​to predict the consequences of actions +    ​finding explanations,​ improving technology, or solving novel 
-    ​and exploit the interaction with the world to extend their +    ​problems in everyday life. Even imitating ​other humans, e.g. while 
-    ​cognitive horizon remains a research grand challengeCurrently+    ​learning a new skill, ​is creative ​in that the imitator has to 
-    ​we are experiencing AI systems with superhuman performance in +    ​infer the conceptual structure underlying ​the observed 
-    ​games, image and speech processingHowever, ​the generation ​of +    ​manifestation and to regenerate the latter from the former. In 
-    ​robot behaviors with human-like motion intelligence ​and +    ​contrastcurrent AI-enabled agents are unable ​to generate and 
-    ​performance has yet to be achieved. ​In this talkI will present +    ​draw upon such conceptual structuresTheir learning ​is mostly 
-    ​recent progress towards engineering 24/7 humanoid robots that link +    ​driven by statistics, and any ability ​to produce novelty is 
-    perception and action to generate intelligent behavior. I will +    ​largely limited to trial and errorI will try to characterize 
-    show the ARMAR humanoid robots performing complex grasping and +    ​this fundamental difference between learning in human and 
-    manipulation tasks in kitchen and industrial environments,​ +    ​artificial agentsand will discuss possible technological 
-    ​learning actions from human observation and experience as well as +    ​approaches ​that might help close this gap.</​blockquote></​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2021-11-24</​td><​td>​Justus Piater is a panelist at a public discussion on <a href="https://​www.linkedin.com/​posts/​elsa-innsbruck_letzte-woche-fand-zum-elsa-day-am-24112021-activity-6871397038093869057-16-7">Privacy 
-    reasoning about object-action relations.</​blockquote></​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2019-11-25</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​gives an invited talk <i>Enabling Robots to Learn Abstract Concepts</i> at <a href="​https://​tricolore.inf.unibz.it/tricolore2019/program/">TriCoLore +    in the Digital Age</a>, online. (Organized by ELSA Innsbruck)</​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2021-10-22</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​gives an invited ​talk <i>Robotik und KI in der Medizin – nur 
-    – Creativity | Cognition | Computation</​a>, ​BolzanoItaly.</​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2019-11-18</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​gives an invited talk <i>Künstliche Intelligenz in einer menschlichen +    Bedarfserweckung?​</i> at <a href="​https://​medical-update-hall.com/veranstaltungen/">​Medical 
-    Gesellschaft</i> at Robotik in Medizin und Pflege – Jubiläumssymposium +    Update Hall 2021 – Fit für das neue Jahrzehnt<​/a>, UMIT, Hall in Tirol.</​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2021-08-26</td><​td>​Justus Piater contributes ​talk <i>Digital Science at the University of Innsbruck</​i>​ at Aurora Research Conference Digital Society &amp; Global Citizenship,​ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. <span class="​actions"><​a href="​javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem6',​ '​Abstract'​)">​[Abstract]</​a></​span><​blockquote id="​newsitem6Abstract"​ style="​display:​none">​Growing data processing capacities and progress ​in 
-    des Klinischen Ethikkommittees,​ A.öLandeskrankenhaus – Universitätskliniken +    ​analytical methods and artificial ​intelligence are motivating 
-    ​Innsbruck.</​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2019-11-08</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​gives an invited ​talk <i>AI Transparency in Autonomous Vehicles</i> at <a href="https://cogvehicles2019.github.io/">Towards Cognitive +    ​entire branches of science ​to raise new questions ​and to develop 
-    ​Vehicles: perception, learning and decision making under +    ​new approachesThis digital transformation requires progressive
-    real-world constraints. Is bio-inspiration helpful?</​a>, ​Macau.</​td></​tr></​table></​HTML>​+    ​interdisciplinary synergies between the computational sciences and 
 +    ​all other scientific disciplines The Digital Science Center 
 +    (DiSC) at the University ​of Innsbruck meets this challenge by 
 +    ​integrating ​and promoting digitalisation of scientific research. 
 +    In this talk I will present ​some examples of interdisciplinary 
 +    ​research by DiSC staff researchers who are experts ​in specific 
 +    ​aspects of digital science.</​blockquote></​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2021-08-24</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​contributes a lecture ​<i>Picking and Placing</i> at <a href="​https://​www.uibk.ac.at/informatik/forschung/gmar-robotics-school-2021.html">2021 GMAR Summer School</​a>, ​Villa BlankaInnsbruck.</​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2021-07-01</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​and Matteo Saveriano give an invited talk <i>Making Robots Learn to Perceive and Act with Understanding</i> at <a href="​https://​webservices.scientificnet.org/​rest/​entries/​api/​v1/​blobs/​200894">​Workshop 
 +    ​and Open Lab on Field Robotics - Interdisciplinary aspects of 
 +    robotics and its applications in outdoor scenarios</​a>,​ NOI Techpark, Bolzano, Italy.</​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2021-05-26</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​contributes a talk <i>Intelligente und interaktive Systeme</i> at <a href="http://www.gmar.at/aktuell/">GMAR Robotics Science 
 +    ​Talks</​a>, ​online.</​td></​tr></​table></​HTML>​
  
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