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Perception and Action - an Interdisciplinary Approach to Cognitive Systems Theory - Agenda

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Tuesday, September 14

8:30—8:50 Breakfast
8:50 — 9:30 Bruno Olshausen, "Overview and introductions"
9:30 — 10:10 Jeff Hawkins, "Making Sense of Sensory-motor Integration"
10:10 — 10:20 Discussion
10:20 — 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 — 11:30 Murray Sherman, "The Role of Thalamus in Cortical Functioning"
11:30 — 11:40 Discussion
11:40 — 12:20 Ray Guillery, "Are All the ’Driver’ Inputs that Thalamus Sends to Cortex Copies of Motor Instructions?"
12:20 — 12:30 Discussion
12:30 — 1:30 Lunch
1:30 — 2:10 Ehud Ahissar, "Closed loop perception: Object localization via whisking"
2:10 — 2:20 Discussion
2:20 — 3:00 Marc A. Sommer, "A neuronal pathway that links action to perception"
3:00 — 3:10 Discussion
3:10 — 3:40 Coffee Break
3:40 — 4:20 Carol Colby, "Active Vision"
4:20 — 4:30 Discussion
4:30 — 5:10 Chris Moore, "The Hemo-Neural Hypothesis: A Novel Mechanism for Regulating Neocortical Dynamics"
5:10 — 5:20 Discussion
7:00 Conference dinner

 

Wednesday, September 15

8:00 — 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 — 10:10 Discussion of neuroscience talks
10:10 — 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 — 11:20 Josh Bongard, “Prediction and Morphological Computation in Robotics”
11:20 — 11:40 Discussion
11:40 — 12:20 Andy Clark, "Whatever Next? Predictive Brains, Situated Agents, and the Future of Cognitive Science"
12:20 — 12:30 Discussion
12:30 — 1:30 Lunch
1:30 — 2:10 Ralf Der, “The playful machine”
2:10 — 2:20 Discussion
2:20 — 3:00 Nihat Ay, “On a mathematical foundation of embodiment”
3:00 — 3:10 Discussion
3:10 — 3:40 Coffee Break
3:40 — 4:20 Keyan Ghazi-Zahedi, “Maximising information in the Sensori-Motor Loop”
4:20 — 4:30 Discussion
4:30 — 5:10 Fritz Sommer and Daniel Little, “Gaining navigational power in an unknown environment by unsupervised learning in embodied sensor-action loops”
5:10 — 5:20 Discussion

 

Thursday, September 16

8:00 00 — 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 00 — 9:40 J. Kevin O’Regan, “How to make a robot that feels”
9:40 00 — 9:50 Discussion
9:50 00 — 10:30 Daniel Polani, “Information in the Perception-Action Loop: Characterizing the Interaction between Agents and their Environment”
10:30 00 — 10:40 Discussion
10:40 00 — 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 00 — 11:50 Naftali Tishby, “On the Information Theory of the Perception-Action-Cycle”
11:50 00 — 12:00 Discussion
12:00 00 — 1:00 Lunch
1:00 00 — 2:10 Discussion of robotics and theory talks
2:10 00 — 3:00 Impromptu talks
3:00 — 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 — 5:00 Wrap up discussion