Conceptual and Mathematical Foundations of Embodied Intelligence

Program & Videos

All talks will be held in the Leibniz-Saal (E1 05),
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
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
11:30 - 12:00Coffee & Tea
12:00 - 13:00Paul Bourgine (École Polytechnique, France)
Paradigms and models of embodied intelligence
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
16:15 - 17:00Poster session
17:00 - 18:00Helge Ritter (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
Manual intelligence and embodiment
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
10:00 - 10:30Coffee & Tea
10:30 - 11:30Daniel Polani (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
The role of information in formation of cognitive organization
11:30 - 12:00Coffee & Tea
12:00 - 12:30Keyan Ghazi-Zahedi (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
Quantifying morphological computation
12:30 - 13:00Georg Martius (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
Information driven self-organization of complex robotic behaviors
13:00 - 15:15Lunch break
15:15 - 16:15Frank Pasemann (Universität Osnabrück, Germany)
Neurodynamics in the sensorimotor loop
16:15 - 17:00Poster session
17:00 - 18:00Randall D. Beer (Indiana University, USA)
Information and dynamics in brain-body-environment systems
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
10:00 - 10:30Coffee & Tea
10:30 - 11:30Karl Friston (University College London, United Kingdom)
Embodied inference and free energy
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
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, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
  • Ralf Der, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
  • Keyan Ghazi-Zahedi, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
  • Georg Martius, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Contact by Email

Financial Support



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