IEEE      ICDL-EPIROB      2016

The Sixth Joint IEEE International Conference

Developmental Learning and Epigenetic Robotics

September 19th — 22nd 2016 Cergy-Pontoise / Paris

Epirob 2016 at Cergy-Pontoise France

You were 157, it was great. Thank you to all for participating to this nice event.

Proceedings of the event

Pictures of the event

About the Conference

IEEE ICDL-Epirob is the premier forum for advances in epigenetic robotics and developmental psychology with the focus on learning and development in biological and artificial systems. This single-track conference brings together researchers from cognitive sciences, computer sciences, and robotics to explore their shared interests in autonomous learning and development. The design and study of both robotic and simulated embodied and situated computational models that are inspired by the principles of human development will be presented at the conference. A special event -- the «Babybot challenge» — will see renowned psychologists challenging engineers and modelers in how to use the tools of developmental robotics to replicate and extend the key findings. This year, thanks to special funding from Paris-Seine University, five renowned invited speakers will cover the different facets of the conference. We invite you to participate in IEEE ICDL-Epirob by sharing your research, insights, experience, and enthusiasm.

A social event “on the paths of the impressionists” will allow you to discover the old city of Pontoise and Auvers sur Oise where Vincent Van Gogh painted some of his most famous masterpieces. Excursions to Paris, Versailles and Giverny will be proposed for spouses.

Keynote speakers

Tamim Asfour
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, High Performance Humanoid Technologies Lab, Germany Engineering humanoids that grasp, learn and perceive time
Daniela Corbetta
Knoxville, University of Tenessee — Infant Perception-Action Laboratory Visual attention, goal formation, and action selection in infant reaching
Karl Friston
London, United Kingdom — Biological Sciences Active inference and deep temporal models

Julie Grezes
Social Cognition Group, LNC, ENS. Paris, France Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying the communicative function of emotional displays.
Tony Prescott
Sheffield, United Kingdom — Department of Psychology The development of the self: a robotics perspective

Important dates:

Submission deadline: April 1, 2016

Author notification: June 1, 2016

Babybot challenge: June 15, 2016

Camera ready due: July 1, 2016

Conference: September 19-22nd 2016