PRESS RELEASE: Personality differences from day one after birth despite identical genes and identical environment
Experimental twin research: Personality differences from day one after birth despite identical genes and identical environment According to current knowledge, personality is determined by genetic predisposition and environmental influences. If genetically identical individuals grow up under identical conditions, are these individuals completely identical? So far, twin studies have reached their limits in answering this fundamental question.
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
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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
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
An interview with SCIoI's project manager, Konstantin Olschofsky. Based on a chat with Pia Bideau. Hello Konstantin, welcome to SCIoI! Could you tell us three things we should know about you? Thank you for this warm welcome. I've been working here since July and have already met many interesting people, all full of ideas and scientific curiosity. To
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
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
In order to foster integration between different projects belonging to many different disciplines, some groups of SCIoI members working on different topics have been organising bi-weekly integration hackathons where researchers come together and brainstorm ways to maximise interactions between their projects. This has proven very successful: for example, in our latest hackathons in the month of August,
On 25 August, SCIoI received a visit from DFG members. Our visitors were given a tour of our activities and facilities. Afterwards, our guests visited the exhibition “After Nature” in the Humboldt Forum, where SCIoI researchers presented artefacts and projects.