Conceptual and Mathematical Foundations of Embodied Intelligence

Program & Videos

All lectures will be held in MPI MiS Conference Center,
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Inselstraße 22).

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
09:00 - 09:10Welcome
09:10 - 10:00Nihat Ay (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
On the role of mathematics within the field of embodied intelligence (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
10:00 - 10:30Coffee & Tea
10:30 - 11:30Thomas Metzinger (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany)
Body-representation and self-consciousness: from embodiment to minimal phenomenal selfhood (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
11:30 - 12:00Coffee & Tea
12:00 - 13:00Paul Bourgine (École Polytechnique, France)
Paradigms and models of embodied intelligence (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
13:00 - 15:15Lunch break
15:15 - 16:15Kevin O'Regan (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, France) (joint work with Alban Laflaquière, Alexander Terekhov)
A theoretical basis for how artificial or biological agents can construct the basic notion of space (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
16:15 - 17:00Poster session
17:00 - 18:00Helge Ritter (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
Manual intelligence and embodiment  (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
19:00Dinner at Ratskeller Leipzig (à la carte and on individual payment)
Thursday, February 28, 2013
09:00 - 10:00Naftali Tishby (The Hebrew University, Israel)
Information flow in sensation & action and the emergence of [reverse] hierarchies (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
10:00 - 10:30Coffee & Tea
10:30 - 11:30Daniel Polani (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
The role of information in formation of cognitive organization (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
11:30 - 12:00Coffee & Tea
12:00 - 12:30Keyan Ghazi-Zahedi (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
Quantifying morphological computation  (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
12:30 - 13:00Georg Martius (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
Information driven self-organization of complex robotic behaviors (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
13:00 - 15:15Lunch break
15:15 - 16:15Frank Pasemann (Universität Osnabrück, Germany)
Neurodynamics in the sensorimotor loop (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
16:15 - 17:00Poster session
17:00 - 18:00Randall D. Beer (Indiana University, USA)
Information and dynamics in brain-body-environment systems (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
Friday, March 01, 2013
09:00 - 10:00Jürgen Schmidhuber (Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale, Switzerland, and Technische Universität München, Germany)
Optimal AI - neural network ReNNaissance - theory of fun (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
10:00 - 10:30Coffee & Tea
10:30 - 11:30Karl Friston (University College London, United Kingdom)
Embodied inference and free energy (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
11:30 - 12:00Coffee & Tea
12:00 - 13:00David Krakauer (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Agents and their artefacts: a natural history of ex-bodiment  (see abstract) (see video of the talk)
13:00 - 14:00Buffet lunch at the MPI MiS Conference Center
14:00 - 15:00Concluding discussion

Date and Location

February 27 - March 01, 2013
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
Germany
see travel instructions

Scientific Organizers

Nihat Ay
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Ralf Der
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Keyan Ghazi-Zahedi
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Georg Martius
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Contact by Email

Financial Support



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