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-<​HTML><​table><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2020-03-19</​td><​td>​Justus Piater gives an invited ​talk <i>Machine ​Learning in Robotics</i> at <a href="​https://​">​bAIome PI Talk</​a>, ​Center for Biomedical AI at the University Medical Center +<​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’  
-    Hamburg-Eppendorf. <span class="​actions"><​a href="​javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem0',​ '​Abstract'​)">​[Abstract]</​a></​span><​blockquote id="​newsitem0Abstract"​ style="​display:​none">​Machine Learning increasingly equips robots with +    Inner Parts in a Recycling Scenario</i> at <a href="​https://​">​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 
-    ​learning capabilities and flexibility This will enable them to +    ​dangerous task for human workersAutomated E-waste recycling ​ 
-    ​act purposefully in unstructured environments and to react to +    ​is an area of great interest but challenging for current robotic ​ 
-    ​unforeseen events ​People can teach them intuitively to perform +    ​applicationsWe focus on the problem of segmenting inner parts  
-    ​tasks instead ​of having to program them in painstaking ways+    of E-waste devices into manipulable elementsFirst, we extend ​ 
-    ​Robots can learn from experience ​and can improve their behavior +    ​a dataset of hard-drive disk (HDD) components with labelled  
-    ​over time In this talk I will give an overview ​of methods+    occluded ​and non-occluded points of view of the parts, in order  
-    ​opportunities, ​and challenges ​of machine ​learning ​in +    ​to increase the diversity and the quality of the learning data  
-    ​robotics.</​blockquote></​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2020-01-29</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​gives an invited talk <i>Digital Science</i> at <a href="​https://​">Vortragsreihe +    with different anglesWe then perform ​an extensive evaluation  
-    „Primers for Predocs – Strategien für eine erfolgreiche +    with three different state-of-the-art models, namely CenterMask
-    Promotion“</​a>, ​Universität Heidelberg. <span class="​actions"><​a href="​javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem2', '​Abstract'​)">​[Abstract]</​a></​span><​blockquote id="newsitem2Abstract" style="​display:​none">​Massive availability ​of data and computing power are +    ​BlendMask ​and SOLOv2 (including variants) and two types of  
-    ​promoting data-driven methods in all areas of science and +    metrics: the average precision as well as the frame rate. Our  
-    ​technology ​I ​will describe ​how the University of Innsbruck +    results show that instance segmentation using state-of-the-art  
-    ​supports this via its new Digital Science Center, and will give a +    deep learning ​methods can precisely detect complex shapes along  
-    ​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://​">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 Intelligenz:​ Grundlagen, Erfolge, +    ​with their boundaries, as well as being suited for fast tracking of 
-    Herausforderungen</​i>​ at 47. Tagung des Innsbrucker Kreises von MoraltheologInnen +    parts in a robotic recycling system(Rojas et  al. 2022) 
-    und SozialethikerInnen, Innsbruck.<​/​td></​tr><​tr valign="top"><​td>​2019-12-19</​td><​td>​Justus Piater appears in the media: ​<a href="https://​​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 +    ​</​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://​​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, ​ 
-    ​Understand My Robot?</i> at <a href="​http://​">​TrustRobots Lecture series +    ​researchers had to face many organizational problems due to  
-    ​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 +    the particular nature ​of robots. Not only should they manage ​ 
-    ​brain-like computation to neuromorphic algorithms</i> at <a href="​https://​​lunchtime-seminar/index.html.en">IFI Lunchtime Seminar</a>. <span class="​actions"><​a href="​javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem7', '​Abstract'​)">​[Abstract]</​a></​span><​blockquote id="newsitem7Abstract" style="​display:​none">​A fundamental task of sensory processing is to detect +    ​to achieve complex tasks with long-terms goals, but they must  
-    ​and integrate feature items to group them into perceptual units +    also be reactive to their surroundings to preserve their environment. 
-    ​segregating them from other objects and the backgroundA +    We will go over several layered control paradigms developed over 
-    ​framework ​is discussed which explains how perceptual grouping at +    the history of robotics and see how these can relate to the  
-    early as well as higher-level cognitive stages may be implemented +    ​knowledge about the Octopus'​ brain organization, and discuss ​ 
-    ​in cortex. Different grouping mechanisms are implemented which are +    ​how the Octopus itself can inspire cognitive robotic research. 
-    attuned ​to basic features and feature combinations and mainly +    ​</​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://​">Pint of 
-    ​evaluated along the forward sweep of stimulus processing. However, +    ​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 
-    ​due to limitations of local feature detection mechanisms and +    task with our annoying chores? How would we teach the robot to 
-    ​inherent ambiguitiestop-down feedback is required ​to deliver +    ​perform these tasksCan we build such robots by equipping them 
-    ​contextual information helping to disambiguate initial +    ​with artificial intelligence?​ We will discuss how human and 
-    measurementsFeedback of contextual information ​is demonstrated +    machine learning differ and how this impacts what skills, 
-    ​to improve object recognition performancestabilize learning of +    including for communication,​ our helper robot will be able to 
-    ​object categories, ​and integrate multi-sensory representations. +    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 
- +    ​Machines</i> at <a href="​https://​">Workshop 
-    The canonical principles of neural computation define a set of +    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 
-    core operations ​to implement above-mentioned mechanisms of +    ​finding explanations,​ improving technology, or solving novel 
-    ​perceptual ​and cognitive inference. These operations can be +    ​problems in everyday life. Even imitating ​other humans, e.g. while 
-    ​mappedin a simplified form, onto neuromorphic platforms to +    ​learning a new skill, ​is creative ​in that the imitator has to 
-    ​emulate brain-like computation. It is demonstrated ​that an +    ​infer the conceptual structure underlying the observed 
-    architecture composed of canonical circuit mechanisms can be +    ​manifestation and to regenerate the latter from the former. In 
-    mapped onto neuromorphic chip technology facilitating low-energy +    ​contrastcurrent AI-enabled agents are unable ​to generate and 
-    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://​​index.html.en">inday students</a>. <span class="​actions"><​a href="​javascript:​void(0)"​ onclick="​showHide('​newsitem8', '​Abstract'​)">​[Abstract]</​a></​span><​blockquote id="newsitem8Abstract" style="​display:​none">​Humanoid robotics plays a central role in robotics +    ​draw upon such conceptual structuresTheir learning ​is mostly 
-    ​research as well as in understanding ​intelligence. Engineering +    ​driven by statisticsand any ability to produce novelty is 
-    humanoid robots that are able to learn from humans and +    ​largely limited to trial and errorI will try to characterize 
-    ​sensorimotor experience, ​to predict the consequences of actions +    ​this fundamental difference between learning in human and 
-    ​and exploit the interaction with the world to extend their +    ​artificial agentsand will discuss possible technological 
-    ​cognitive horizon remains a research grand challengeCurrently+    ​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://​​posts/​elsa-innsbruck_letzte-woche-fand-zum-elsa-day-am-24112021-activity-6871397038093869057-16-7">Privacy 
-    ​we are experiencing AI systems with superhuman performance in +    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 
-    ​games, image and speech processingHowever, ​the generation ​of +    Bedarfserweckung?​</i> at <a href="​https://​">​Medical 
-    ​robot behaviors with human-like motion intelligence ​and +    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 
-    ​performance has yet to be achieved. ​In this talkI will present +    ​analytical methods and artificial ​intelligence are motivating 
-    ​recent progress towards engineering 24/7 humanoid robots that link +    ​entire branches of science ​to raise new questions ​and to develop 
-    ​perception and action to generate intelligent behaviorI will +    ​new approachesThis digital transformation requires progressive
-    show the ARMAR humanoid robots performing complex grasping and +    ​interdisciplinary synergies between the computational sciences and 
-    manipulation tasks in kitchen and industrial environments,​ +    ​all other scientific disciplines The Digital Science Center 
-    learning actions from human observation ​and experience as well as +    (DiSC) at the University ​of Innsbruck meets this challenge by 
-    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 +    ​integrating ​and promoting digitalisation of scientific research. 
-    ​– Creativity | Cognition | Computation</a>, Bolzano, Italy.</​td></​tr><​tr valign="​top"><​td>​2019-11-18</​td><​td>​Justus Piater ​gives an invited ​talk <i>Künstliche Intelligenz in einer menschlichen +    In this talk I will present ​some examples of interdisciplinary 
-    Gesellschaft</i> at Robotik in Medizin und Pflege – Jubiläumssymposium +    ​research by DiSC staff researchers who are experts in specific 
-    des Klinischen Ethikkommittees,​ A.öLandeskrankenhaus – Universitätskliniken +    ​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://​​informatik/​forschung/​gmar-robotics-school-2021.html">​2021 GMAR Summer School</a>, Villa Blanka, Innsbruck.</​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://​​v1/​blobs/​200894">Workshop 
-    ​Innsbruck.</​td></​tr></​table></​HTML>​+    ​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://​​aktuell/">​GMAR Robotics Science 
 +    ​Talks</​a>,​ online.</​td></​tr></​table></​HTML>​
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