Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant awarded to ICS scientist Dr. Pablo Lanillos


A Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant has been awarded to Dr. Pablo Lanillos, postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Cognitive Systems (ICS) of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Lanillos has launched the project SELFCEPTION to get machines to recognize themselves by differentiating between their bodies and other surrounding elements. The study, that will enhance the adaptation and interaction capabilities of humanoid robots, is coordinated by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and is funded by the EU through a MSC grant. The project follows a novel line of research in modern artificial intelligence, where by means of learning algorithms the machines are able to capture the relationship between what they perceive (sensory response) and the actions that they exert.