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Crossmodal Learning in Human Robots

German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Crossmodal Learning in Human Robots

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The German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) and the University of Hamburg 
cordially invite you to a panel on:

Crossmodal Learning in Human and Robots

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


 Abdeslam Boularis, PhD
Rutgers University

 Dezhen Song, PhD
Texas A&M University 

Jianwei Zhang, PhD
University of Hamburg

Zhigang Zhu, PhD
City College of New York

moderated by


 Frank Steinicke, PhD
University of Hamburg

opics surrounding crossmodal learning are increasingly discussed and debated by AI-experts, members of the industry, policy makers and citizens of all countries. While citizens are amazed and concerned alike by trends towards machine learning, human-robot interaction and sensory-driven motor behavior, researchers and industry are breaking down barriers and pushing towards new developments in artificial intelligence. Additionally, policy makers and law enforcement agencies are fiercely discussing the use of intelligent and learning machines in our daily life, e.g. in medical devices for monitoring people with impaired mobility to combat their illness or in police-action and the military.

Crossmodal learning refers to the adaptive, synergistic synthesis of complex perceptions from multiple sensory modalities, such that the learning that occurs within any individual sensory modality can be enhanced with information from one or more other modalities. Crossmodal learning is a broad, interdisciplinary topic that has not yet coalesced into a single, unified field. Instead, there are many separate fields, each tackling the concerns of crossmodal learning from its own perspective, with currently little overlap.

By bringing together researchers from different universities and different countries, all with outstanding expertise in crossmodal learning, the panel discussion will enable a multilayered analysis of current developments, new findings, theories and systems. The debate moderated by Professor Frank Steinicke, Universität Hamburg, Germany, will ensure an engaging and critical discussion by leading experts in their fields.

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Grand Central Tech
335 Madison Ave
4th floor
New York, NY 10017

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH)

The German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York facilitates transatlantic collaboration by bringing together leaders in science, the humanities, and technology. The DWIH provides a platform to foster creativity and enhance innovation in a rapidly changing world.

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