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Sep 6
GAIPS Participation @ RO-MAN 2016

GAIPS team had 6 papers accepted at RO-MAN conference!!!

RO-MAN conference is a well known conference in the field of Human-Robot Interaction and this year took place in New York City between 26-31 August.

Gaips team was well represented with 5 papers as oral paper presentation and 1 as poster in the interactive session.

Congratulations to everyone for this awesome work and good luck in your future endeavors!

For more info on the conference follow the link here.

GAIPS team at RO-MAN 2016

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Sep 5
Gal Kaminka Seminar

Gal Kaminka visited our group today.

He gave a talk entitled "Teams, Swarms, Crowds, and Collectives: Special Cases?"

Teams of agents and robots, swarms of robots or animals, crowds of people, and collectives (of everything) permeate our technological, biological, and sociological worlds. They have inspired generations of researchers in multi-agent and multi-robot systems. However, much of the research has split along technological and philosophical fault-lines: emergent or planned?  communicating or just sensing? globally coordinated, or locally-reactive?  rational or procedural?
This talk will briefly explore three fronts, which bridge over such fault lines: Cognitive psychology connecting with human crowds, reinforcement learning in swarms connecting with game theory, and Asimov's laws implemented in molecular robots (nanobots).  These
fronts hint at a broader and deeper science of social intelligence that is still waiting to be discovered.

Gal A. Kaminka is a professor at the computer science department and the brain sciences research center, at Bar Ilan University (Israel), where he chairs the Bar Ilan University Robotics Consortium, and his MAVERICK research group.
His research expertise includes multi-agent and multi-robot systems, teamwork and coordination, behavior and plan recognition, and modeling social behavior. He received his PhD from the University of Southern California (2000), spent time as a post-doctorate fellow at Carnegie Mellon University (until 2002), and a year as a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2012).  Prof. Kaminka was awarded an IBM faculty award and top places at international robotics competitions.
He is the 2013 recipient of the Israeli national Landau Prize in exact sciences.

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Sep 5
Joana Dimas PhD Defense

Joana Dimas successfully defended her PhD today.


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Jul 20
Prof. Francisco Santos won the scientific award UL/CGD

Prof. Francisco Santos won the scientific award Universidade de Lisboa/Caixa Geral de Depósitos, in the area of Computer Science and Computer Engineering! This annual prize awards the merit of scientific activity and the publication of articles in international journals of recognized quality.

More info here.



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May 25
Goodbye, EMOTE

EMOTE project was granted an Excellent evaluation in the Final Review Meeting! Wow!

EMOTE was a wonderful project, full of interesting research accomplishments and with a great team that had lots of fun working together.

EMOTE bremen



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