Research in cognitive robotics is concerned with endowing robots with higher level cognitive functions that enable them to reason, act and have conceptual understanding of the world like humans. For example, such robots must be able to reason about goals, actions, when to perceive and what to look for while they autonomously explore their environment and determine which are the important features that need to be considered for making a decision. They should also understand the cognitive states of other agents required for collaborative task execution, do dialogue exchange with other agents if they do not understand instructions and can enhance itself quickly by learning new behaviour automatically from the observations of a dynamic environment. In short, cognitive robotics is concerned with integrating AI, perception, reasoning, human-robot interactions, continual learning, and action with a theoretical and implementation framework. Such frameworks will have a big role to play in Service Robotics, Enterprise Robotics and Industry 4.0 which aims to revolutionalize current industrial automation through the use of technologies such as Cloud Computing, IOT, additive manufacturing, robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers involved in all aspects of the theory and implementation of cognitive robots, and discussing current work and future directions.
The workshop invites original contributions in the following areas:
In addition to theoretical contributions, the workshop encourages researchers and practitioners to submit system and application papers demonstrating the use of cognitive and interactive robotics for various real world problems in warehouses, industries and other service sectors.
Our invited speakers come from top research institutions and companies around the globe, and are leading figures in the topics covered by the workshop. This diverse selection will prove valuable for academic as well as industry researchers and practitioners.