A Gallery of Cognitive Systems
ERCIM News is a quarterly publication from the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics. The April 2003 issue is dedicated to research about cognitive systems. It contains no less than 21 articles which are all available online.
Here are references to some articles I found particularly interesting, with their abstracts and pictures. Of course, you're encouraged to read the individual articles if you need more information.
- Combining Ambient Awareness, Augmented Reality and Autonomous Robots
by Pieter Jonker and Jurjen Caarls
A setup for a mobile user employing Augmented Reality for indoor and outdoor applications has been developed at Delft University of Technology. To determine the user's position and orientation in the world, it uses a cognition system similar to that used by our autonomous soccer playing robots. In order to let robot and man cooperate, a knowledge system shared by man and robot is under development, in which both can express their understanding of the 'world' as they perceive it. Applications include rescue operations in hazardous situations.
Take a look at these autonomous soccer playing robots using cognition systems for ambient awareness.
- Cognitive Soccer Robots
by Alessandro Farinelli, Giorgio Grisetti, Luca Iocchi and Daniele Nardi
The effective development of a system consisting of autonomous heterogeneous robots that have to perform complex tasks over long periods of time, operating in a partially known and partially observable environment, implies addressing a wide range of issues. These issues involve many areas of Artificial Intelligence, from computer vision to deductive systems.
This is their SPQR team of soccer robots.
- Cognitive (Vision) Systems
by Henrik Christensen
Cognitive Vision Systems' is a European project addressing issues related to categorisation, recognition, learning, interpretation and integration in relation to vision systems for intelligent embodied systems.
This image illustrates the complexity of recognizing chairs as no single technique in terms of contours, appearance, components etc. is adequate to correctly allow 'counting of the number of chairs'. (Source: B