NEW PAPER: Imitation is a great way to learn. The question is, who should we imitate?
Imitation is a vital skill that humans leverage in various situations. Humans achieve imitation by observing others with apparent ease. Yet, in reality, it is computationally expensive to model on artificial agents (e.g., social robots) to acquire new skills by imitating an expert agent. Although learning through imitation has been extensively addressed in the robotic literature, most
APPLY NOW! Check out our 9 research positions and apply by 24 Nov!
WE ARE HIRING! We are very excited to announce that most of the the new research Phd and Postdoc positions for the upcoming Cohort 5 of Science of Intelligence are now online! Click here to see all officially announced positions and stay tuned for the others, to be published in the next few days. Start getting your application documents
NEW PAPER: Silicon retinas help robots navigate the world
For a robot to navigate the real world, it needs to perceive the 3D structure of the scene while in motion and continuously estimate the depth of its surroundings. Humans do this effortlessly with stereoscopic vision — the brain’s ability to register a sense of 3D shape and form from visual inputs. The brain uses the disparity between
EVENTS: SCIoI @ the Berlin Science Week
This year's Berlin Science Week is filled with great events, and SCIoI has three exciting appointments scheduled: On Saturday, 5 November (9–11am), we will be spending the morning at the Naturkundemuseum with two simultaneous events. The first event is a dialogue between Dafna Burema and Jonas Frenkel on AI and ethics. A few doors down, the
NEWS: Watch the preview of BUA’s WissenAusBerlin video about SCIoI Project 4
Great news! The BUA's Youtube channel WissenAusBerlin will soon be relasing their video about SCIoI project 4 ("Intelligent Kinematic Problem Solving") on their channels, but we get to see it ahead of time on our YouTube channel! Watch Manuel Baum explain what the project is all about and how it integrates robotics and behavioral science through the
NEW PAPER: Here’s why the swarm is so fast: its individuals anticipate what the others will do
Press release by IGB/SCIoI, 4 October 2022 Schooling fish, moving synchronously in the water are a fascinating sight, but what most surprises viewers is the speed at which they change direction, and how coordinated these sudden movements are: how do they do that? In human ball sports, professional players can anticipate their teammates’ movements, and this allows them to