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CITEC releases an internal newsletter, the CITEC UPDATE.

Veröffentlicht am 18. April 2024

From now on, the CITEC management releases an internal newsletter, the CITEC UPDATE. The first issue is online, now. The page will always provide the most recent issue, as well as an archive of previous issues.

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RoboCup@Home Team ToBi competes at the German Open in Kassel

Veröffentlicht am 18. April 2024

Roboter Tobi enters the arena at the RoboCup German Open in Kassel.
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This week the Robocup@home team ToBi of the Faculty of Technology of the Bielefeld University is competing at the German Open in Kassel. The team consists of seven students and three scientists from CITEC. Leroy Rügemer from the COSY@Home-Lab leads the team. Dr.-Ing. Sven Wachsmuth, head of the COSY@Home-Lab, organises the @Home competition as a league chair.  The competition started yesterday and the team was able to prepare for the tests today and tomorrow.  This included capturing a map of the arena, recognising furniture and learning new objects and their names.  The challenges for the robot today - on the first day of the competition - include storing groceries, welcoming guests, carrying a person's luggage, and understanding general service requests. The competition ends with the finals on Saturday.

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CITEC Lecture Series was startet

Veröffentlicht am 8. April 2024
In the CITEC Lecture Series, local and invited speakers highlight different topics of Cognitive Interaction Technology from an interdisciplinary perspective. 
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Team ToBI is back home from the RoboCup World Cup in Bordeaux

Veröffentlicht am 29. September 2023

Team ToBI presents a RoboCup@Home demonstration 
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On Sept. 28, our RoboCup@Home team ToBI celebrated its homecoming event. The team demonstrated to the CITEC audience what the robot achieved at the world cup in Bordeaux, back in July. In the demonstration the robot served as a party host welcoming guests, serving crackers, and cleaning up. After a 5th place in the @Home Open Platform League in 2023, we are looking forward to the next year, 2024 in Eindhoven.  

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Open sesame: best student teams honoured using SSI technology for opening doors

Veröffentlicht am 26. September 2023

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Open sesame. On Sep 25, the best three student teams of the software engineering project at Bielefeld University in the summer term 2023 were honored by the project partners Deutsche Telekom IT & T-Labs. In an exciting cooperation semester between the DT IT/Chapter Fullstack & T-Labs and the Faculty of Technology & CITEC, the students developed a web app using SSI technology for opening doors.


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CITEC renews its profile and organizational structure

Veröffentlicht am 19. Juli 2023

Now CITEC has taken on a new research profile and organizational structure. The responsibility of coordinating CITEC has been handed over to Philipp Cimiano, as speaker, and Stefan Kopp, as co-speaker. Holding on to CITEC’s established interdisciplinary infrastructure and research values, they aim to adapt to the advances of the rapidly growing field of Artificial Intelligence and the resulting societal impacts. CITEC’s overarching research topic ‘Human-Aware Cognitive Systems in Open Worlds’ is approached through interdisciplinary collaboration and projects in five core research areas, namely, ‘Learning in Interaction’, ‘Multimodal Cognition and Communication’, ‘Socially Intelligent Agents’, ‘Trustworthy and Sustainable AI’ and ‘Embodied Cooperative Systems’.

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RoboCup@Home Team ToBI achieves 5th place in RoboCup World-Cup in Bordeaux

Veröffentlicht am 10. Juli 2023
From July 4 to July 9, The RoboCup@Home Team of Bielefeld (ToBI) participated with a team of 10 Bachelor and Master students of the Faculty of Technology at the RoboCup WorldCup in Bordeaux, France. The team was lead by Leroy Rügemer and PD Dr.-Ing..Sven Wachsmuth from the COSY@Home-Lab. The Bielefeld team started together with 14 competitors from all over the world in the Open Platform League and achieved a great 5th place in the competition.[Weiterlesen]
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Joint Research Centre Explores Key Issue for the Future Co-constructive Artificial Intelligence

Veröffentlicht am 10. Juli 2023
Future artificial intelligence (AI) systems, and AI-based robots in particular, must be able to understand and gauge not only their own actions, but also those of others. From now on, researchers from the universities of Bielefeld, Bremen, and Paderborn are permanently consolidating their research in this area at a cross-location centre. At the Joint Research Center on Cooperative and Cognition-enabled AI (CoAI JRC), the expertise of the three strong research partners will make new ways of interaction and learning possible between humans and machines. Unprecedented in Germany, the centre for co-constructive AI is also intended to contribute to the training of the next generation of research and technology leaders who will represent a new perspective on AI in science and society. With this in mind, the CoAI JRC is planning a joint curriculum to inspire and empower young researchers in this field.[Weiterlesen]
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Human-Robot Collaboration in Future Homes

Veröffentlicht am 6. Juli 2023

A kick-off workshop at the end of June brought together all the project partners from research and industry at the CITEC research center, who will spend the next three years investigating how a robot can help in the kitchen. As part of the technology network it's OWL, the project is being funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia with 1.04 million euros. Of this amount, 276,000 euros each will go to three subprojects at Bielefeld University in the areas of intelligent systems, neuroinformatics and digital linguistics.

Read more (in German)

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Kick-off for AI research project SAIL

Veröffentlicht am 10. Mai 2023
A kick-off event at the University of Paderborn's Future Mile 2 in March marked the official start of the SAIL research network, in which scientists are developing the foundations for the sustainable design of AI components.[Weiterlesen]
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Who is benefitting from the possibilities of AI?

Veröffentlicht am 17. April 2023
Professor Joanna Bryson from the Hertie School in Berlin talks at CITEC about how transparent AI systems are and how the companies that produce them are controlled.[Weiterlesen]
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New AI Fellowship goes to computer scientist Barbara Hammer

Veröffentlicht am 6. April 2023
Computer scientist Professor Dr Barbara Hammer from Bielefeld University has been awarded the first fellowship of the Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.[Weiterlesen]
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RoboCup@Home team ToBI meets with SUTURO team at University of Bremen

Veröffentlicht am 3. April 2023
Last week in March, our RoboCup@Home team ToBI (Team of Bielefeld) visited the University of Bremen for a preparation event for the RoboCup WorldCup 2023 in Bordeaux.[Weiterlesen]
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Teaching robots to recognise what they see

Veröffentlicht am 21. März 2023
Professor Dr Enrico Motta of the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) at the Open University in the UK talks at CITEC about visual intelligence of robots.[Weiterlesen]
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Bielefeld neuroinformatics researchers take second place in Minecraft-based AI agent competition

Veröffentlicht am 16. März 2023

Dr. Andrew Melnik and Florian Leopold, neuroinformatics researchers at the Faculty of Technology, participated in the Minecraft-based competition for AI agents (MineRL BASALT). The competition took place at the NeurIPS 2022 international conference in New Orleans in December. The winners were announced in March. Together with their colleagues from the University of Eastern Finland, Melnik and Leopold, as part of the "UniTeam", were delighted to receive a prize of USD 4,000 for second place in the competition. They were also awarded a research prize of USD 2,000.

Read more on https://blogs.uni-bielefeld.de/blog/techfak/entry/bielefelder_neuroinformatiker_gewinnen_zweiten_preis (in German)

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