The ERC = Science2 Workshops on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Universcience: One of the CSRC European partners
On 19-20 January our European partners, the Science Center 'Universcience' in Paris, France, organized a series of workshops related to the EU project ERC = Science2.
The workshops conveyed developments in the European Research Council (ERC) funded research project on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, which complement the monthly activities Saturday Robots ‘Day. Throughout the weekend's activities, the ERC=Science² stand offered to robot lovers and the visitors of the Science Center highlights of the ongoing blue-sky research in Europe carried out by ERC researchers and its future impacts on our daily lives. Further information can be found at the Science2 website.
Two science-cafés with ERC funded scientists also took place: Éloise Dalin and Pierre Desmeuraux from Jean Baptiste Mouret's team, presented their current research on how robots can self-learn to recover from unforeseen damage. Jean Paul Laumond, a roboticist presented his research on how robotics and computational neuroscience can be combined to investigate the anthropomorphic action in humans and robots and apply it to improve the autonomy of humanoid robots in rescue operations.
Other Artificial Intelligence applications in assisting people with disabilities, in education and the state of the art developments in the Internet of things and smart objects were also discussed. Furthermore, visitors to the workshop were invited to participate in activities in the Fab Lab, building their own robot skeletons with 3D printers and adding automation and artificial intelligence using micro controller cards.
Further details regarding the event can be found at the ECSITE webpage