News and Events

7 November 2015 Katerina Pastra will give a keynote speech at the GEOTHNK Project closing conference for “Educating the Future Spatial Citizens”, this Saturday, at 14.30, at the Ellinogermaniki Agogi School in Pallini. Her talk is entitled: “Semantics, Networks and Technology: When Learning...
CSRI redesigned Website
15 September 2015 The Cognitive Systems Research Institute (CSRI) in its process of constantly growing its online presence is happy to announce the launch of its new, redesigned version of its website, www.csri.gr The release of our newly redesigned website has been crafted to reflect the rapidly...
POETICON++ Research in the Horizon Magazine Spotlight!
17 August 2015 Angelo Cangelosi and Katerina Pastra have been interviewed by the Horizon Magazine on language learning in robots. The corresponding article entitled 'Teaching robots to talk is child’s play' has now been published in the Focus section of the magazine. The article refers to the...
Time Distortions in Mind
1 July 2015 Edited by Argiro Vatakis, Cognitive Systems Research Institute, Athens, Greece and Melissa Allman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA Time Distortions in Mind brings together current research on aspects of temporal processing in clinical populations, in the ultimate hope of...
New Frontiers Research Topic on Language and Cognition
23 June 2015 Nikolaos Mavridis (UAE) and Katerina Pastra (CSRI) are the Editors of a new research topic in the open access Journal Frontiers, on Language and Cognition. The Language and Cognition topic is primarily concerned with the what, how and why of the interaction of Language with Cognition...
Learning Manipulation Actions from Unconstrained Videos
13 January 2015 Yiannis Aloimonos, Cornelia Fermueller, Yehzou Yang, Yi Li, Katerina Pastra. "Learning Manipulation Actions from Unconstrained Videos". Provisional Patent Application No. 62/109134. The patent filed by the USMF and CSRI PIs, combines approaches from artificial intelligence,...
July 2014 The iCub Summer School (“Veni Vidi Vici”) serves to consolidate and disseminate skills in software engineering for humanoid robots. Our goal is to foster long-lived academic collaboration on robot software across the boundaries and lifetimes of individual projects. The school is...
CSRI Initiated Dialogue Column at the 10th Anniversary of the IEEE CIS Newsletter
July 2014 This is the biannual newsletter of the computational developmental sciences and developmental robotics community, studying mechanisms of lifelong learning and development in machines and humans. It has progressively become a place of lively and inspiring scientific dialogues spanning an...
LREC 2014 Tutorial
Saturday, 31 May 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland Motivation Semantic language resources are increasingly being used beyond language technology applications to computer vision ones (e.g. large scale object recognition in Images-augmented WordNet, ImageNet) and cognitive robotics (for verbal interaction...
4 April 2014 "Embodied vs. Simulated Behaviour and Cognition: What can Robotics contribute to the Language Sciences?" One-day Symposium at AISB-50, Goldsmiths, London The convention is organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) OVERVIEW...
March 2014 A spot for the POETICON and POETICON++ projects is out.
22 March 2014 Katerina Pastra is giving an invited speech at the Interactive Exhibition of Science and Technology, Evgenideio Idryma.
March 10-16, 2014 The Cognitive Systems Research Institute (CSRI) is an official partner of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and is actively participating in the Brain Awareness Week (BAW) celebration! This celebration aims to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain...
2010-2014 Open Call for Proposals CSRI's ongoing Cost Action TIMELY, has published an open call for Short Term Scientific Mission proposals. More:   TIMELY-Short Term Scientific Missions Call page
31 March - 3 April 2014 TIMELY (EU COST funded Action; www.timely-cost.eu) is organizing a conference on "Timing and Time Perception" (Organizers: Argiro Vatakis, Sonja Kotz, Rolf Ulrich, & Hedderik Van Rijn). The Conference will take place at the Ionian Academy, Corfu, Greece from March 31st...
6-8 June 2013 CSRI researchers participate in two symposia within the 4th Panhellenic Conference of Cognitive Science, which is organized by the Greek Society for Cognitive Science, from 6 to 8 June 2013 at the National University of Athens, (more information here) : A) Timing in clinical...
Athens, 31 May 2013, 15:00 Speaker: Dr. Vassiliki Efstathiou Abstract: Argumentation is a significant cognitive process commonly invoked by humans when trying to make decisions. Consider diverse professionals such as politicians, journalists, clinicians, scientists, and administrators, who all...
18-20 March 2013 This open spring school focusses on Cognitive Robotics, and in particular, on experimental findings and computational mechanisms for the integration of language, perception and action and for endowing robots with high level cognitive skills. This is a joint organisation of the  ...
POETICON++ Kick off Meeting
24 & 25 January 2012 POETICON++ Robots need Language: a computational mechanism for generalisation and generation of new behaviours in robots. CSRI launches POETICON++, a new four year research and development project that builds on the recently concluded project POETICON, both of them...
euRobotics Week 2011
27 November 2011 Robots: the body and the brain; an open dialogue with students on the multifaceted aspects of robotics" Room D21, Athens University of Economics and Business, 76 Patission str., Athens (directions) In the framework of the European Robotics Week, the Cognitive Systems Research...

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