2021 Transatlantic Workshop 'Cognitive Architectures for Robot Agents'

As part of the international TransAIR project, the University of Bremen, Germany, will host a virtual workshop at the interface of artificial intelligence, cognitive science and neuroscience from 22 to 28 March 2021. Scientists and practitioners from the USA, Germany as well as other EU countries will discuss cognitive architectures for robots suitable for everyday use. Registrations are now open.

The research field of 'Cognitive Architectures' is one of the most important in the development of robots suitable for everyday use, which are intended to support us with human-like cognitive abilities such as problem solving in highly complex, health-threatening or life-threatening tasks.

But it is not trivial to convert our human cognitive abilities such as memory, language, perception, problem solving and other competences into such a strongly formalised form that they can be the basis of a computer program. Numerous questions need to be answered, such as:

'What are the requirements of building an intelligent system, and which components does it need to interact competently with its environment?'

The virtual workshop 'Cognitive Architectures for Robot Agents: Current Capabilities, Future Enhancements, and Prospects for Collaborative Development', hosted by the University of Bremen from 22 to 28 March 2021, aims to provide answers.

The goal of the workshop is to open up cross-disciplinary collaborations and perspectives for collaborative development – ideally in an open-source environment.

The TransAIR project is part of the international campaign 'The Future of Work', funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Germany.

Date of Workshop: 22 – 28 March 2021

Time: Due to the virtual workshop format and the attendance of international audiences, we will schedule live sessions from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT/3 p.m. – 6 p.m. CET.


The number of participants is limited.


Christian Müller

Institute of Artificial Intelligence, University of Bremen, Germany



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