Paper accepted at K-Cap 21

The paper I wrote together with the Ph.D students at the IAI at Bremen University, on using image-schematic event segmentation for error-handling in uncertain environments for cognitive robotics has been accepted for publication at the conference Knowledge Capture held in 2-3 December.

Kaviya Dhanabalachandran, Vanessa Hassouna, Maria M. Hedblom, Michaela Kuempel, Nils Leusmann and Michael Beetz:
Cutting Events: Towards Autonomous Plan Adaption by Robotic Agents through Image-Schematic Event Segmentation,
In Proceedings of The Eleventh International Conference on Knowledge Capture, 2021 Virtual

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AI-dagen (AI-day) in Jönköping

Jönköping University is organising the AI-day on Thursday September 30th, as part of the research and industry collaboration project AI Readiness.

I’ve had the honour to be invited to participate as a faculty representative to the event to help to moderate the invited talks together with journalist Johan Wangström.

The event is free to follow online but note that it will be held in Swedish.

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Confirmed: JOWO 2022 in Jönköping

At the IAOA meeting Yesterday, mine and Karl Hammar’s application to organise JOWO 2022 in Jönköpimg was approved.

JOWO is the joint ontology workshops and have been run in eight editions. We are very excited to have this opportunity and look forward seeing you there next year!

Stay tuned for more information!

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Paper accepted at CAOS@JOWO

Our paper: Dynamic Action Selection Using Image Schema-based Reasoning for Robots,
Written by Maria M. Hedblom, Mihai Pomarlan Robert Porzel, Rainer Malaka and Michael Beetz,

Has been accepted for publication in the proceedings of CAOS held at the Joint Ontology Workshops in Bolzano, Italy (September, 2021).

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Paper accepted at ICCC 2021

A paper we wrote on impossible blends and noun-noun compound words has been accepted for publication at the International Computational Creativity Conference held in September.

The paper has the title Deciphering The Cookie Monster: A case study in impossible combinations and is written by
Maria M. Hedblom, Guendalina Righetti and Oliver Kutz.

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New position

Despite having a wonderful learning experience at Bremen University, in August, I will start a new position as a tenured assistant professor (Lektor) at Jönköping Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (JAIL), at Jönköping University.

I am sad to leave my current research group, but excited to see what comes next.

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Paper accepted to FOIS 2021

The collaborative paper “Asymmetric Hybrids: Dialogues for Computational Concept Combination” championeered by Guendalina Righetti has been accepted to FOIS 2021.

Authors include: Guendalina Righetti, Daniele Porello, Nicolas Troquard, Oliver Kutz, Maria Hedblom and Pietro Galliani

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GSoC – student update

I am currently mentoring two students for the Red Hen Lab as part of Google Summer of Code.

First project is:
Simulating Multimodal Communication in Vervet Monkeys with Braitenberg Vehicles
Student: Ankit Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
supervised by: Francis Steen, Maria Hedblom, Cristobal Pagan Canovas, Mark Turner,, Javier Valenzuela

Read more about the project on the student’s blog and Github repository.

The second is:
Detecting Joint Meaning Construal by Language and Gesture
Student: Nickil Maveli, University of Edinburgh
supervised by: Suzie Xi, Francis Steen, Javier Valenzuela, Anna Wilson, Maria Hedblom, Mark Turner, Frederico Belcavello, Tiago Torrent

Read more about the project on the student’s blog and Github repository.

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CAOS V: Cognition and Ontologies 5

Now we have it confirmed that CAOS V will be taking place at JOWO@FOIS 2021, Bozen-Bolzano in September.

Stay tuned! We will soon update the website and send out call for papers for those who wants to join the workshop!

Check the website for previous editions of the workshop:
https://caos.inf.unibz.it/

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TransAIR workshop

This week, the TransAIR workshop on cognitive architectures with the purpose to create new and exciting research collaborations is taking place. The organisers asked me to participate as a moderator to some of the invited speakers’ Q&A sessions as well as host one of the panel discussions.

The event is free of charge and more information can be found here:
https://transair-bridge.org/workshop-2021/

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