Industry/Research meeting - Technology demo

French version available here.

Friday November 6 - 10:00am - 12:00am.

  • 10:00am - 11:00am: Pitches.
    • 10:10 Olivier Georgeon
    • 10:20 Guillaume Gibert
    • 10:30 Sherine Antoun
    • 10:40: Mark Waser
    • 10:50: Ignazio Infantino
  • 11:00am - 11:30am: Discussion panel (in French).
  • 11:30am - 12:00am: Demos.

This meeting will support synergies between research and industry by featuring demonstrations of innovative and creative technologies, including, but not limited to, the examples below.

Olivier Georgeon

Associate researcher at the LIRIS Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1.

Designing systems that learn habitudes of interaction

Olivier develops techniques for artificial systems to learn habits from regularities of interaction. Applications relate to any situation in which we wish an artificial system to learn habits from its interactions with humans, for example, domotics, companion robotics, software adaptation, end-user programming.

Guillaume Gibert


Guillaume works on simulation and understanding of the cognitive mechanisms of sequential learning and language. Applications relate to improvement of human/robot collaboration.

Sherine Antoun

Associate Professeur at University of Illinois Springfield. Specialist of robotic perception through ultrasound in hostile environments.

Sherine works on positioning and navigation techniques adapted to ultrasound sensors for robots in hostile environments. Ultrasound sensors provide less information about the environment as compared to cameras or laser scanners, but they are less affected by visibility problems that often arise in hostile environments. Example applications are for work and rescue in fire situations, and assistance to visually impaired persons.

Mark Waser

Mark is CTO of the Digital Wisdom Institute and D161T4L W15DOM INC (, organizations devoted to the ethical implementation of advanced technologies for the benefit of all. He has 35 years of experience in software systems architecture, design & development, publishing data science research since 1983 and developing commercial AI software since 1984, ranging from expert systems for Citicorp to neural networks for the Air Force. Mr. Waser has a BA (Biochemistry/Philosophy), an MSE (Artificial Intelligence) and doctoral studies in Machine Learning/Human Decision-Making. He is particularly interested in safe ethical architectures and motivational systems for intelligent machines (including humans).

Ignazio Infantino

Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.

Cognitive Architecture + Computational Creativity = Artificial Painter

Nao robot acts by means of our cognitive architecture (CA) for computational creativity (CC) based on the Psi model and on the mechanisms inspired by the dual process theories of reasoning and rationality. In recent years, we have developed various modules of the cognitive architecture that allows a robot to execute creative paintings during a human-robot interaction session. In the recent work we have designed and implemented a dual process-based mechanism of computational creativity, hypothesizing the interaction between two types of reasoning for the realization of a creative artifact. Such integration allowed us to refine some relevant mechanisms in the previous CA, allowing the robot to produce interesting artworks by exploring the potentialities of a cognitively-inspired artificial creative thinking.

Ignazio Infantino, Agnese Augello, Giovanni Pilato, Filippo Vella, Riccardo Rizzo (Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking - National Research Council ICAR-CR). Antonio Lieto (Department of Computer Science, University of Turin).

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