From Animals to Robots and Back:
reflections on hard problems in the study of cognition
Essays in Honour of Aaron Sloman
Monday 12 Sept
- 10.30 Coffee and Registration - Computer Science Building, University of Birmingham.
Symposium sessions and Coffee will be held in Mechanical Engineering. Symposium sessions are in G31. Coffee is in the Shell Lounge. Mechanical Engineering is building Y3 on the campus map.
Session 1: 11.30-1.15
- Aaron Sloman: Talk Title TBC
- Dean Petters - Loss of control arising from public passions and hidden agendas
- Jackie Chappell - Acting on the world: understanding how agents represent the world to guide their action
1.15-2.15 Lunch & poster session (Computer Science Atrium)
Session 2: 2.15 -3.30
- Matthias Scheutz - Virtual Machines: Non-Reductionist Bridges between the Functional and the Physical
- Brian Logan - What does it mean to have an architecture?
3.30 Coffee and Tea
Session 3: 4.00-5.15
- Nick Hawes - Building for the future: Architectures for the next generation of intelligent robots
- Jeremy Baxter - Combining planning and action, lessons from robots and the natural world
7.00 Dinner at the Marriott Hotel, Five Ways.
Tuesday 13 Sept
Session 4: 9.00-10.45
- Michael Zillich - What vision can, can't and should do.
- David Hogg - Reasoning in vision
- Jeremy Wyatt - The rocky road from Hume to Kant: correlations and theories in robots and animals
10.45 Tea and Coffee
Session 5: 11.15-1.00
- Luc Beaudoin - Experts' productive learning from Formal Knowledge: Motive Generators and Productive Practice
- Tom Khabaza - From Cognitive Science to Data Mining, the First Intelligence Amplifier
- Tim Read -- Modelling User Linguistic Competences for Individual and Collaborative Planning
1.00-2.00 Lunch (Computer Science Atrium)
Session 6: 2.00-3.15
- Ian Wright - Loop closing semantics and the origin of intentional states
- Rick Cooper and John Fox - A canonical approach to the organization of mind
Session 7: 3.45-5.30