Below you can find information on upcoming as well as past events that we hosted or were involved in

Past Events

Date Title Speaker
06-08.04.2022 GK Doctoral Symposium on Cognitive Science Topic: Perspectives on Learning
25.02.2022 Talk: Growing Neural Networks using Natural Gradients Rupert Mitchell (TU Darmstadt, AIML group, project WhiteBox)
16.02.2022 Colloquium Talk: Machine learning for measuring and modeling the motor system Mackenzie Mathis (EPFL)
11.02.2022 Talk: Machine Learning and Model Predictive Control for Adaptive Robotic Systems Byron Boots (Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), and NVIDIA Research)
09.02.2022 Colloquium Talk: From natural scene statistics to multisensory integration: experiments, models and applications Cesare Parise
02.02.2022 Colloquium Talk: Predicting appearances Sylvia Pont (Delft University of Technology)
26.01.2022 Colloquium Talk: Separable pupillary signatures of perception and action during perceptual multistability Jan Brascamp (Michigan State University)
21.01.2022 Talk: Learning to Walk in Minutes Using Massively Parallel Deep Reinforcement Learning Nikita Rudin (NVIDIA and ETH Zurich)
12.01.2022 Colloquium Talk: Body Representation in Virtual Reality Mel Slater (Universitat de Barcelona)
07.01.2022 Talk: Towards an Understanding of Transfer Learning in Reinforcement Learning Domains Aldo Pacchiano (Microsoft Research NYC)
Date Title Speaker
17.12.2021 Talk: Learning ODEs via Diffeomorphisms for Fast and Robust Integration Weiming Zhi (University of Sydney)
15.12.2021 Colloquium Talk: Why would we need Cognitive Science to develop better Collaborative Robots and AI Systems? Dorothea Koert (TU Darmstadt)
10.12.2021 Talk: Deep probabilistic regression Thomas B. Schön (Uppsala University)
08.12.2021 Colloquium Talk: The self-consistent nature of visual perception Alan Stocker (University of Pennsylvania)
03.12.2021 Talk: BEHAVIOR and iGibson 2.0: Benchmark for Everyday Household Activities in Virtual, Interactive, and Ecological Environments Chengshu (Eric) Li (Stanford University)
01.12.2021 Colloquium Talk: Neural network models of binocular depth perception Paul Hibbard (University of Essex)
24.11.2021 Colloquium Talk: The dynamics of temporal attention Rachel Denison (Boston University)
17.11.2021 Colloquium Talk: Looking and listening while moving Tom Freeman (Cardiff University)
10.11.2021 Colloquium Talk: The bounded rationality of probability distortion Laurence T Maloney (New York University)
04.11.2021 Colloquium Talk: Contextual influences of perceptual inferences Will Harrison (University of Queensland)
29.10.2021 Invited Talk: Challenges of in-hand manipulation Andy Morgan (Yale University)
27.10.2021 Colloquium Talk: Learning to see Stuff Kate Storrs (Justus Liebig University Giessen)
20.10.2021 Colloquium Talk: Demystifying the richness of visual perception Ruth Rosenholtz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
23.09.2021 Talk: Perspectives on Active Inference for continuous control in POMDPs Beren Millidge (University of Oxford)
20.09.2021 Talk: Optimistic Exploration in Model-based Reinforcement Learning Felix Berkencamp (Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence)
16.09.2021 Talk: Neural Dynamic Policies Shikhar Bahl (Carnegie Mellon University)
22.07.2021 Talk: Differentiable Trust Region Layers for Deep Reinforcement Learning Fabian Otto (Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence)
14.07.2021 Colloquium Talk: Understanding Perceptual Priors with Massive Online Experiments Nori Jacoby (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics)
07.07.2021 Colloquium Talk: Using extra-hippocampal cognitive maps for goal-directed spatial navigation Hiroshi Ito (Max Planck Institute for Brain Research)
30.06.2021 Colloquium Talk: Age-related changes in visual perception – decline or experience? Karin Pilz (University of Groningen)
09.06.2021 Colloquium Talk: Faces influence saccade programming Nathalie Guyader (Grenoble Institute of Technology)
02.06.2021 Colloquium Talk: Models of Core Knowledge (Physics, Really) Tomer Ullman (Harvard University)
27.05.2021 Talk: Practical applications of active inference Alec Tschantz (University of Sussex)
26.05.2021 Colloquium Talk: Bayesian distributional regression models for cognitive science Paul Bürkner (University of Stuttgart)
19.05.2021 Colloquium Talk: Learning to perceive with new sensory signal Marko Nardini (Durham University)
17.05.2021 Talk: Robust Learning for Safe Control Nikolai Matni (University of Pennsylvania)
12.05.2021 Colloquium Talk: Reverse engineering behavioral costs and benefits with in human visuomotor behavior Constantin Rothkopf (TU Darmstadt)
05.05.2021 Colloquium Talk: Bayesian Reverse-Engineering of Perception and Cognition Frank Jäkel (TU Darmstadt)
28.04.2021 Colloquium Talk: Understanding “why”: The role of causality in cognition Tobias Gerstenberg (Stanford University)
22.04.2021 Talk: Constrained probabilistic movement primitives Felix Frank (VW Data Labs)
21.04.2021 Colloquium Talk: Visual interactions with motor control Loes van Dam (University of Essex)
14.04.2021 Colloquium Talk: On science in academia and industry: a recent perspective Thomas Wallis (TU Darmstadt)
10.02.2021 Talk: What to consider, when making strategic social decisions? An Eye-tracking investigation. Susann Fiedler (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
03.02.2021 Talk: Theory-driven probabilistic modeling of language use: a case study on quantifiers, logic and typicality Michael Franke (University of Osnabrück)
28.01.2021 Talk: Feature-Based Transfer Learning for Robotic Push Manipulation Claudio Zito (Autonomous Robotics Research Centre (ARRC), Technology Innovation Institute (TII))
27.01.2021 Talk: Exploration beyond bandits Eric Schulz (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics)
20.01.2021 Talk: Uncertainty in learning and decision making Maarten Speekenbrink (University College London)
13.01.2021 Talk: Cognitive Psychometrics: Statistical Modeling of Individual Differences in Latent Processes Daniel Heck (Philipps University of Marburg)
Date Title Description
16.12.2020 Talk: Generalization guided exploration Speaker: Charley Wu (University of Tübingen)
25.11.2020 Talk: A computational explanation for domain specificity in the human brain Speaker: Katharina Dobs (Giessen University)
18.11.2020 Talk: Neural basis of metacognitive monitoring Speaker: Elisa Filevich (Humboldt University of Berlin)
11.11.2020 Talk: Task-specific Vision DNN Models and Their Relation for Explaining Different Areas of the Visual Cortex Speaker: Gemma Roig (Goethe University Frankfurt)
04.11.2020 Talk: Pavlovian sign- and goal-tracking in humans reflects model-free and model-based learning Speaker: Daniel Schad (Tilburg University)
29.10.2020 Talk: Logistic Q-Learning Speaker: Gergely Neu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
01.10.2020 Talk: Safe Learning Control: What is out there and what is not? Speaker: Okan Koc (Amazon)
17.09.2020 Talk: Learning to do as planned Speaker: Marc Toussaint (TU Berlin)
10.09.2020 Talk: Dexterous Cooperation Speaker: Michael Gienger (Honda Research Institute)
27.08.2020 Talk: Phase portraits as movement primitives for fast humanoid robot control Speaker: Guilherme Maeda (Preferred Networks)
20.08.2020 Talk: Learning Stability Certificates from Data Speaker: Stephen Tu (Google Brain)
13.08.2020 Talk: Model Identification for Robotic Manipulation Speaker: Abdeslam Boularias (Rutgers U)
06.08.2020 Talk: Fast Learning and Sequencing of Object-centric Robot Manipulation Skills Speaker: Andras Kupcik (BCAI)
30.07.2020 Talk: Motion Planning by Learning Latent Representations Speaker: Takayuki Osa (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
28.07.2020 Talk: Graph Nets and Equivariance: The Next Generation Speaker: Max Welling (University of Amsterdam, VP Technologies at Qualcomm)
17.07.2020 Talk: Dexterous Cooperation Speaker: Michael Gienger (Honda Research Institute)
09.07.2020 Talk: Robots Learning [Through] Interactions Speaker: Jens Kober (TU Delft)
18.06.2020 Talk: Scalable and Probabilistically Complete Planning for Robotic Spatial Extrusion Speaker: Yijiang Huang (Digital Structures Group, Department of Architecture, MIT)
18.06.2020 Talk: Rethinking Model-based Reinforcement Learning Speaker: Roberto Calandra (Facebook)
11.06.2020 Talk: Learning heuristics for combinatorial optimization Speaker: Herke van Hoof (University of Amsterdam)
04.06.2020 Talk: Reinforcement Learning Based Underwater Wireless Optical Communication Alignment for Multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Speaker: Yang Weng (University of Tokyo)
28.05.2020 Talk: Safe active learning for time series modeling with gaussian processes Speaker: Christoph Zimmer (Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI))
30.04.2020 Talk: Active Meta-Learning Speaker: Jean Kaddour, Imperial College London
25.02.2020 Talk: Can passive elastic exoskeletons improve walking economy in aging? Speaker: Gregory S. Sawicki, Georgia Institute of Technology
12.02.2020 Talk: Replay and Preplay in Human Planning Speaker: Peter Dayan, MPI for Biological Cybernetics
11.02.2020 Talk: Towards Robots that Hug and Help – Motor Skill Learning for Physical Interaction Speaker: Heni Ben Amor, Arizona State University
29.01.2020 Talk: Robot Navigation in Human Environments Speaker: Maren Bennewitz, University of Bonn
23.01.2020 Talk: How Concepts of Computation Complicate Conquering Intelligence Speaker: Oliver Brock, TU Berlin
06.01.2020 Talk: Robust Learning and Control without Prior Knowledge Speaker: Dimitar Ho, California Institute of Technology
Date Title Description
19.12.2019 Talk: Combining Long- and Short-term Predictions in Q-learning Speaker: Joschka Boedecker, University of Freiburg
16.12.2019 Talk: Practical Robot Skill Learning for Manipulation and Locomotion Speaker: Petar Komurshev, Imperial College London
04.12.2019 Talk: Integrated view on perceptual and statistical learning in vision József Fiser, Central European University Budapest
29.11.2019 Title: Tools for Reproducible Research on Learning Robots Speaker: Nicolai Anton Lynnerup, Danish Technological Institute
21.11.2019 Talk: Representation Learning under Incomplete and Imprecise Information Conditions Speaker: Hamid Eghbal-Zadeh, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
20.11.2019 Talk: Putting together the Puzzle of Multisensory Perception Speaker: Marc Ernst, University of Ulm
10.09.2019 Talk: ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge – Results of a national project of disaster robotics Speaker: Satoshi Tadokoro, Tohoku University
03.07.2019 Talk: Gaits and Natural Dynamics in Robotic Legged Locomotion Speaker: C. David Remy, University of Stuttgart
21.06.2019 Talk: Machine Learning for Systems Speaker: Azalia Mirhoseini, Google Brain
15.05.2019 Talk: Brain circuitry mechanisms for sensorimotor control Speaker: Henrik Jörntell, Lund University
07.05.2019 Talk: Neurorobotics of Human Postural Control Speaker: Thomas Mergner, Neurologische Klinik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
30.04.2019 Talk: How can Bio-robotics Help Understand Legged Locomotion? Speaker: Alexander Spröwitz, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart
09.04.2019 Talk: Optimizing the Design of Assistive Devices with Predictive Gait Simulations Speaker: Frank Sup, University of Massachusetts Amherst
02.04.2019 Talk: Resolving Functions of Motor Cortex Circuits for Movement Control Speaker: Christian Leukel, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
26.03.2019 Talk: Controlling Body Balance with Light Interpersonal Tactile Support Speaker: Leif Johannsen, RWTH Aachen
25.03.2019 Talk: Harnessing Movement Variability to Treat and Prevent Motor Related Disorders Speaker: Nicholas Stergiou, University of Nebraska Omaha
19.02.2019 Talk: Generative Modelling & Tracking of Moving Objects with Attention Mechanisms Speaker: Adam Kosiorek, Oxford
11.02.2019 5. rmn² lecture: Die automatische Datenanalyse: Mensch und Maschine Speaker: Kristian Kersting, TU Darmstadt
31.01.2019 Talk: Reinforcement Learning for Biomimetic Robot Swarms Speaker: Tim Landgraf, FU Berlin
Date Title Description
11.12.2018 Talk: The role of postural adjustments in motor coordination in humans Speaker: Charlotte Le Mouel, Max Plank Institute, Stuttgart
19.11.2018 Talk: In large scale movements with a common goal humans use common postures Speaker: Dana Ballard, University of Texas in Austin
25.10.2018 Talk: Deep X: Deep Learning with Deep Knowledge Speaker: Volker Tresp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
24.10.2018 Talk: Shared Autonomy – The Future of Interactive Robotics Speaker: Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE, University of Edinburgh
22.10.2018 Talk: Artificial haptic intelligence for human-machine systems Speaker: Veronica J. Santos, University of California in Los Angeles
01.10.2018 Talk: The New Wave in Robot Grasping Speaker: Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley
KogWis 2018 / Computational Approaches to Cognitive Science
The 14th biannual conference of the German Society for Cognitive Science, GK
31.08.2018 Talk: How to walk on two legs: neural control of balance during walking in humans Speaker: Jan Hendrik Reimann, University of Delaware
17.08.2018 Talk: Soft Humanoid Robotics Speaker: Prof. Koh Hosoda, Osaka University
13.07.2018 Talk: Modeling human locomotion control and its applications Speaker: Seungmoon Song, Standford University
06.06.2018 Talk: The Peculiarities of Robotic Embodiment Speaker: Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten, RWTH Aachen
15.05.2018 Talk: Acute and interventional effects of exercise training on postural control in seniors: Applicability of novel training approaches Speaker: Lars Donath, DSHS Köln
14.05.2018 Talk: Risk in Reinforcement Learning: Nothing ventured nothing gained Speaker: Shie Mannor, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
08.05.2018 Talk: Introduction to Deep Learning with Apache MxNet Gluon Speaker: Steffen Rochel, Amazon AI / Amazon Web Services
07.05.2018 Talk: Autonome Systeme in der Produktion Speaker: Debora Clever, ABB Corporate Research Center
06.04.2018 Talk: Machine Learning from Weak Supervision – Towards Accurate Classification with Low Labeling Costs Speaker: Masashi Sugiyama, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project / University of Tokyo
28.02.2018 Talk: Estimation, Optimization & Control Speaker: Stefan Löckel, Porsche AG
23.01.2018 Talk: Design and Control of Minitaur, a Direct-drive Quadrupedal Robot Speaker: Daniel Blackman, Florida State University
18.01.2018 Talk: Status Update – What I Did at RIKEN Speaker: Simone Parisi, TU Darmstadt
18.01.2018 Talk: Songbird song learning through the lens of reinforcement learning Speaker: Gagan Narula, Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI), Zurich
10.01.2018 CoCoTalks – Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Science: The neural correlates of expectation and consciousness as revealed by laminar and columnar fMRI at 7+ Tesla Speaker: Rainer Goebel, Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University
Date Title Description
21.12.2017 Talk: Robot learning in a dynamic environment and grasping under post-grasp objectives Speaker: Amir Ghalamzan, University of Birmingham
21.12.2017 Talk: Multilingual and Multimodal Natural Language Processing Speaker: Desmond Elliot, University of Edinburgh
19.12.2017 Talk: Machine Learning for Estimating Robust Control Laws Speaker: Aude Billard, EPFL – École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
18.12.2017 Talk: Learning Complex Robot-Environment Interactions Speaker: Jens Kober, TU Delft
06.12.2017 CoCoTalks – Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Science: Comparing deep neural networks against humans – object recognition with weak signals Speaker: Felix Wichmann, Universität Tübingen
22.11.2017 Talk: Vision for Mobile Robot Systems: From Saliency to Object Discovery Speaker: Simone Frintrop, Uni Hamburg
20.11.2017 32. Darmstädter Sport-Forum
Talk: Wie kann Robotik den Menschen unterstützen?
Speaker: Robert Riener, ETH Zürich
32. Darmstädter Sport-Forum Sport ohne Grenzen: Wege der Integration, der Inklusion und der individuellen Entwicklung
18.10.2017 CoCoTalks – Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Science: Machine Learning – from probability densities to robotics Speaker: Patrick van der Smagt, Volkswagen Group AI Research, Munich
22.08.2017 Talk: Probabilistic Deep Learning: From Density Estimation to Representation Learning Speaker: Sebastian Nowozin, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
10.08.2017 Talk: Efficient Lifelong Machine Learning: an Online Multi-Task Learning Perspective Speaker: Eric Eaton, University of Pennsylvania
22.06.2017 Talk: Active information gathering for mobile robots Speaker: Mikko Lauri, University of Hamburg
13.07.2017 Talk: Interactive Learning of Continuous Actions from Corrective Advice Communicated by Humans Speaker: Carlos Celemin, University of Chile, Santiago
12.06.2017 Talk: Learning from Big Code Speaker: Miltos Allamanis, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
29.05.2017 Talk: Space, time and human motion: Riemannian geometric approach to human arm dynamics, optimization and invariance Speaker: Armin Biess; The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
18.05.2017 Talk: Learning from demonstrations, intentional and sub-intentional Bayesian methods Speaker: Heinz Koeppl, Centre for Cognitive Science / ETIT, TU Darmstadt
27.04.2017 Talk: Towards Adaptive Mobile Manipulations Speaker: Senka Krivic, Universit„t Innsbruck
28.03.2017 Talk: Motion Control and Language Generation from Stochastic Symbols Speaker: Wataru Takano, University of Tokyo
22.03.2017 Talk: Neural Engineering – Restoring, Replacing, and Extending Cognition Speaker: Moritz Grosse-Wentrup, Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen
03.03.2017 Talk: Robot learning for manipulation – Imitation, interaction, and reinforcement learning Speaker: Takayuki Osa, TU Darmstadt
21.02.2017 Talk: Control of Dynamic Legged Locomotion Based on Spring-Mass Models Speaker: Mohammad Shahbazi, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
14.02.2017 Talk: Deep Learning for Robot Navigation and Perception Speaker: Wolfram Burgard, Freiburg University
19.01.2017 Talk: Self-calibration of sensorimotor loops in active perception Speaker: Jochen Triesch, FIAS – Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
19.01.2017 Talk: (Commonsense) Knowledge, Language, and Answering Questions Speaker: Benjamin Van Durme, Johns Hopkins University
Date Title Description
28.09-30.09.2016 DVS 2016 11th joint Conference on Motor Control & Learning, Biomechanics & Training, Human Movement and Technology,
14.04.2016 2016 Workshop on Cognitive Science – Day 2 Location: TU Darmstadt, Hochschulstr. 1 (S01|03), Agenda: Action Day – Actions & Decision Making / Actions & Motor Learning / Actions, Signals & Machine Learning / Actions & Motor Control
13.04.2016 2016 Workshop on Cognitive Science – Day 1 Location: TU Darmstadt, Magdalenenstraáe 8 (S01|20), Agenda: Perception Day – Perception & Vision / Spatial Perception / Perception & Machine Learning / Perception & Neural Representation