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Distinguished Speaker Series: Michael Beetz “Filling the Cognitive Gap for Everyday Tasks”


March 21, 2024 Icon 16:00 - 17:30


Technische Universität Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, Room MAR 2.057


Michael Beetz (Universität Bremen)

In this talk Michael Beetz from the Universität Bremen will introduce Digital Mental Models (DMMs) as a novel cognitive capability of AI-powered and cognition-enabled robots. By combining digital twin technology with symbolic knowledge representation and embodying this combination into robots, we tackle the challenge of converting vague task requests into specific robot actions, that is robot motions that cause desired physical effects and avoid unwanted side effects. This breakthrough enables robots to perform everyday manipulation tasks with an unprecedented level of context-sensitivity, foresight, generality, and transferability. DMMs narrow the cognitive divide currently existing in robotics by equipping robots with a profound understanding of the physical world and how it works.

This talk will take place in person.

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