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MSU CSE Colloquium Series 2013-2014: Martin Herman Title: DIARC - An Integrated Cognitive Robotics Architecture for Long-Term Autonomous Human-Robot Interactions

Dr. Matthias Scheutz
Tufts University
Medford, MA

Time: May 15th 11:00am
Location: EB 3105


The field of autonomous robots has seen many exciting developments in the recent past, from improved perceptual and actuation capabilities, to novel mechanisms for sustained autonomous operation. In this presentation I will present an overview of our DIARC architecture, which has been under development in my lab for over a decade. The architecture has several unique features that are particularly targeted at long-term autonomous operation and natural human-robot interaction through natural language dialogues, which will be highlighted in the talk. 


Matthias Scheutz received degrees in philosophy (M.A. 1989, Ph.D. 1995) and formal logic (M.S. 1993) from the University of Vienna and in computer engineering (M.S. 1993) from the Vienna University of Technology (1993) in Austria. He also received the joint Ph.D. in cognitive science and computer science from Indiana University in 1999. Matthias is currently a full professor of computer and cognitive science in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications in artificial intelligence, artificial life, agent-based computing, natural language processing, cognitive modeling, robotics, human-robot interaction and foundations of cognitive science. His current research and teaching interests include multi-scale agent-based models of social behavior and complex cognitive and affective autonomous robots with natural language capabilities for natural human-robot interaction.


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