Fw: [agents] [CFP] AAAI Symposium on Anchoring Symbols to Sensor Data
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From: Alessandro Saffiotti <asaffio@...>
To: agents@... <agents@...>
Date: Saturday, January 06, 2001 1:40 AM
Subject: [agents] [CFP] AAAI Symposium on Anchoring Symbols to Sensor Data
>Below please find the abstract of a Symposium which might be of interest
>to the people in this group. The full Call for Participation, including
>submission instructions, is available at the web site indicated.
> Alessandro Saffiotti
>[apologies for cross-posting]
> AAAI Fall Symposium on
> Anchoring Symbols to Sensor Data in Single and Multiple Robot Systems
>The focus of this symposium is on the connection between abstract- and
>physical-level representations of objects in autonomous robotic systems.
>We call "anchoring" the process of creating, and maintaining in time,
>this connection. Anchoring can thus be seen as a special case of symbol
>grounding where the symbols denote physical objects.
>Anchoring is required in any robot that uses a symbolic representation.
>A typical example is to identify and track a specific person in a crowd
>given a linguistic description. Anchoring must also occur in multiple
>robot systems whenever the robots exchange information via symbolic
>representations. We talk in this case of "grounded communication."
>Grounded communication is also needed for efficient human-robot
>Our main preoccupation is a practical one. All existing robotics
>systems that comprise a symbolic reasoning component implicitly
>incorporate a solution to the anchoring problem. However, this solution
>is typical developed on a system by system basis on a restricted domain.
>The ambition of this symposium is to create an interdisciplinary
>community that will develop a general theory of anchoring. The emphasis
>will be on the computational aspects of anchoring, including the
>functionalities and representations needed to perform it.
>- Submission deadline: March 30, 2001
>- Symposium days: November 2-4, 2001, MA, USA (exact location TBA)
>- Detailed information: http://www.aass.oru.se/Living/FSS01/