Oxford Brookes University Welcomes Visiting ProfessorBy Oxford Brookes The Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment Oct 10, 2013 10:04AM UTC
Department of Computing and Communication Technologies welcomes visitor from Germany
Professor Doctor Jochen Steil has just joined Oxford Brookes University and the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies from Bielefeld University, Germany. He will be with us until December, helping to set up the new Cognitive Robotics Laboratory in the Intelligent Systems Engineering Research Centre in the Turing Building on Wheatley campus.
Jochen Steil has been managing director of the Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab) since 2007 at Bielefeld University.
Jochen Steil’s research interests are learning in artificial cognitive systems, learning and stability in neural networks, robot learning and system architectures. He has published more than 100 papers in cognitive robotics and learning. Since 2010, he has served as coordinator of the FP7-EU project AMARSi – Adaptive Modular Architectures for Rich Motor Skills.
Oxford Brookes University’s new Cognitive Robotics Laboratory is due to open later this autumn and will number amongst its residents RoboThespian, a life sized humanoid robot that is fully interactive, multilingual and user-friendly. RoboThespian is a powerful and versatile research platform that comes with a wide range of tools making it accessible to novices and useful for cutting-edge research in human-robot interaction. A web-based interface means that students will be able to remotely access and control RoboThespian.
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