Paper accepted to the Semantic Web Journal

A paper written together with colleagues at the University of Bremen has been accepted for publication in the Semantic Web Journal.

The paper is called:
“Deep Understanding of Everyday Activity Commands for Household Robots”
And is written by:
Sebastian Höffner, Robert Porzel, Maria M. Hedblom, Mihai Pomarlan, Vanja Sophie Cangalovic, Johannes Pfau, John Bateman and Rainer Malaka

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Paper accepted at the 29th AICS

The paper that I wrote together with Mihai Pomarlan and Robert Porzel on curiosity-driven learning for robotics to learn “pouring” was accepted to the 29th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.
The paper is called:

“Panta Rhei: Curiosity-Driven Exploration to Learn the Image-Schematic Affordances of Pouring Liquids”

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The Sixth Image Schema Day is happening!

We are very happy to announce that we are organising the 6th ISD workshop in Jönköping 20-21 of January, 2022.

The workshop’s mission is as in previous editions to offer a venue for researchers interested in image schemas and related notions to present their research, discuss ideas for future projects and network to find new collaborations.

The workshop accepts submissions (abstracts and full papers) that will be peer-reviewed by a PC that is both highly specialised yet cover a broad span of research disciplines. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.

More information can be found on: https://imageschema.net/image-schema-day

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Lecturing at the EASE fall school November, 2022

I have been invited to hold a lecture at the EASE fall summer school, held 8-12 November.
Registration is free and can be done until the 4th of November.

My lecture will cover event-segmentation to ground meaning of actions into embodied concepts.
It will be held on Wednesday 10th at 12-13.

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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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