CNR 2014: Lectures: Rupert Young (GBR): Robotics in the Real World

Dr Rupert Young is an independent researcher and technologist. He received his degree in Computing with Artificial Intelligence from the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex, UK and his PhD in Robotics Vision from the Centre for Vision, Sound and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey, UK.

He is passionate about understanding the world around us and in particular the nature of humans and other living systems. With regards to specific research he is interested in building real-world robotic models of perception and behaviour as a means to investigate and understand purposive living systems, and in order to produce useful artificially intelligent systems.

Robotics in the Real World
Departing from the conventional view of the reasons for the behaviour of living systems this talk presents a radical and unique view of that behaviour, as that which emerges from a set of simple, continuous and dynamic negative feedback control systems.

Rather than generating specific behaviour the systems control perceptual goals by varying output. The variables controlled do not exist in the environment, but are entirely internal perceptions constructed as a result of the layout and connections of the neural architecture.

The approach embodies natural adaptation and motivation, crucial for any robotic system operating in the real world. As the underlying principles are independent of the domain, the architecture is universal, thus has significant implications not only for understanding natural living systems, but also has enormous potential for the development of robotics systems.

Perceptual Robots

[image source: Rupert Young]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]

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Cafe Neu Romance 2014:


Rupert Young

Dr Rupert Young is an independent researcher and technologist from UK.

Rupert Young

Robotics in the Real World
Dr Rupert Young will present his lecture "Robotics in the Real World" at Cafe Neu Romance on the 28 November 2014 at IIM.

IIM (Institute of Intermedia)
Hall H25 at FEL CVUT
Technická 2
160 00 Prague.

Note for the visitors of IIM: Go first to the info-desk at Galerie NTK, Technická 6, to get an entrance badge.