Conceptual and Mathematical Foundations of Embodied Intelligence

Invited speakers

  • Randall D. Beer (Indiana University, USA)
    Information and dynamics in brain-body-environment systems
  • Paul Bourgine (École Polytechnique, France)
    Paradigms and models of embodied intelligence
  • Karl Friston (University College London, United Kingdom)
    Embodied inference and free energy
  • David Krakauer (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
    Agents and their artefacts: a natural history of ex-bodiment
  • Thomas Metzinger (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany)
    Body-representation and self-consciousness: from embodiment to minimal phenomenal selfhood
  • Kevin O'Regan (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, France)
    A theoretical basis for how artificial or biological agents can construct the basic notion of space
  • Frank Pasemann (Universität Osnabrück, Germany)
    Neurodynamics in the sensorimotor loop
  • Daniel Polani (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
    The role of information in formation of cognitive organization
  • Helge Ritter (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
    Manual intelligence and embodiment
  • Jürgen Schmidhuber (Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale, Switzerland, and Technische Universität München, Germany)
    Optimal AI - neural network ReNNaissance - theory of fun
  • Naftali Tishby (The Hebrew University, Israel)
    Information flow in sensation & action and the emergence of [reverse] hierarchies

Date and Location

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