Co-located with CogSys 2012 are the following Workshops on February 21, 2012.

Workshop on Deep Hierarchies in Vision

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from vision, robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and neurophysiology to discuss existing obstacles in the design of deep hierarchies, possible solutions as well as perspectives for deep hierarchies in vision and robotics.

Organized by:
Ales Leonardis, Norbert KrŘger, Frank Guerin, Sinan Kalkan, Nicolas Pugeault, Laurenz Wiskott, Peter Janssen

RoboSkin - Skin-based technologies and capabilities for safe autonomous and interactive robots

RoboSKIN will develop and demonstrate a range of new robot capabilities based on the tactile feedback provided by a robotic skin from large areas of the robot body. Up to now, a principled investigation of these topics has been limited by the lack of tactile sensing technologies enabling large scale experimental activities, since so far skin technologies and embedded tactile sensors have been mostly demonstrated only at the prototypal stage. The new capabilities will improve the ability of robots to operate effectively and safely in unconstrained environments and also their ability to communicate and co-operate with each other and with humans.

Organized by:
Giorgio Cannata - UniversitÓ di Genova, Italy
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni - UniversitÓ di Genova, Italy