Presentation on theme: "Provisional draft 1 ICT Work Programme 2007-08 Challenge 2 Cognition, Interaction, Robotics NCP meeting 19 October 2006, Brussels Colette Maloney, PhD."— Presentation transcript:
Provisional draft 1 ICT Work Programme 2007-08 Challenge 2 Cognition, Interaction, Robotics NCP meeting 19 October 2006, Brussels Colette Maloney, PhD Head of Unit, INFSO E5, Cognition European Commission
Provisional draft 2 Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics: motivation software-based systems need to be more… 1.adaptive - to changing tasks and situations; 2.robust – against surprise; 3.effective - improve through anticipating or predicting the future; 4.natural - in dealing with humans and human-like behaviour. In a nutshell: software-based systems should be able to function effectively in circumstances that were not planned for explicitly when the system was designed … an engineering goal
Provisional draft 3 Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics: 2007-08 3 intertwined perspectives development of engineering principles for intelligent integrated systems – cognitive systems – combining many aspects of human competence, and based on research in several disciplines or sub–disciplines. design of robots or agents that operate autonomously in teams or in cooperation with humans, for example, in exploration, in emergency situations, in productivity improvement, in control, in delivering assistance. technologies for human–machine-interaction based on a well-grounded understanding of sensor data and human language, the ability to generate concepts and to translate across languages.
Provisional draft 4 Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics: 2007-08 Target outcome 1) Engineering principles for artificial systems that: can achieve general goals in a largely unsupervised way, and persevere under adverse or uncertain conditions; adapt, within reasonable constraints, to changing service and performance requirements, without the need for external re-programming, re- configuring, or re-adjusting. and/or communicate and co-operate with people or each other, based on a well-grounded understanding of the objects, events and processes in their environment, and their own situation, competences and knowledge.
Provisional draft 5 Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics: 2007-08 Focus on one of 3 areas robots handling different objects and operating autonomously or in cooperation with people systems (stand-alone or networked) monitoring and controlling material or informational processes multimodal interfaces and interpersonal communication systems understanding language, gestures emphasis is scientific and technological advance -not application development; applications serve to provide research questions and to demonstrate the impact of conceptual or technical innovation.
Provisional draft 6 Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics: 2007-08 Challenges a key issue is how these systems should work – greatly improving robustness etc. requires rethinking the way systems are engineered. Work should: develop and apply engineering approaches,.. and criteria for benchmarking what we need are theories (systems theories, software architectures, control theories, modelling theories,... ) that will allow us to build these types of systems. Work should: contribute to theory: … learning in artificial systems, interpretation of data, design and architectures…
Provisional draft 7 Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics: 2007-08 Challenges engineering progress will depend on advancing scientific understanding of what both natural and artificial systems can and cannot do, and how and why. integration of disciplines: artificial intelligence, computer vision, natural language, robotics,… computational neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology,…philosophy of mind,…mathematics,… Work should explore: use of advanced components, biomimetics,.. new/bio-inspired information processing paradigms, models of natural cognition, emergent behaviour,.. new approaches to language understanding and generation
Provisional draft 8 Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics: 2007-08 Target outcomes 2) and 3): 2)development of a principled methodology for analysing what is needed to achieve our long term goals; development of methods and experimental scenarios for evaluating performance, eg, how to demonstrate generality, how to measure robustness, etc; creation of a requirements and capability-led understanding of natural systems that can be utilized across multiple engineering and application domains creation of a common language to discuss natural and artificial systems in terms of performance - bridges to adjacent disciplines (cognitive neuroscience, psychology) 3)coordination at EU-level gather momentum and focus efforts of the many and varied relevant research communities in support of this challenge
Provisional draft 9 Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics: 2007-08 Proposals should identify the type(s) of system(s) they want to build and explain why they cannot build it/them now be highly interdisciplinary proposals should complement and may also extend current projects – rather than try to be different (see links at end) be ambitious – beyond incremental progress! involve only those partners needed to achieve the goals and no more key issue is how these systems should work – rethinking the way systems are engineered
Provisional draft 10 Links More (FP6 project descriptions, presentations, consultations, reports) at http://www.cognitivesystems.eu http://www.cognitivesystems.eu http://cordis.europa.eu/ist/ic/index/htm http://cordis.europa.eu/ist/ic/index/htm See also http://www.eucognition.org http://www.eucognition.org http://www.roboticsplatform.com http://www.roboticsplatform.com Contact Points: Cecile.Huet@ec.europa.eu Cecile.Huet@ec.europa.eu Colette.Maloney@ec.europa.eu Colette.Maloney@ec.europa.eu Challenges 2 & 4 info day in Lux: Jan 24-26, 2007 Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics: 2007-08