Leading Robotics academic to deliver talk in Moray

Professor Angelo Cangelosi to deliver seminar at Moray College UHI.
Professor Angelo Cangelosi to deliver seminar at Moray College UHI.

A SEMINAR SERIES on research, innovation and technology is to continue at Moray College UHI this month with a visit from a leading professor in artificial intelligence and cognition.

Professor Angelo Cangelosi is based at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems school of computing and mathematics at the University of Plymouth. A renowned expert in his field, Prof Congelosi’s main research expertise is on language grounding and embodiment in humanoid robots.

He will deliver a seminar at the Alexander Graham Bell Centre on October 24 under the title ‘From Babies to Robots – Developmental Robotics for Embodied Language Learning’ – that will investigate the advances in the growing theoretical and experimental research on action and language processing, number learning and gestures clearly demonstrating the role of embodiment in cognition and language processing.

During the talk Professor Cangelosi will present examples of developmental robotics models and experimental results from iCub experiments on the embodiment biases in early word acquisition and grammar learning (Morse et al. 2015), experiment on the pointing and finger counting in number learning (De La Cruz et al. 2014) and on mental imagery and rotation (Seepanomwan et al. 2015).

The seminar begins at 5pm at the Moray Street campus with complimentary drinks and canapes with the opportunity to network, followed by the lecture at 5.45pm with a Q&A session at the end.

Jacqui Taylor, Head of Marketing and External Relations at Moray College UHI said: “The previous seminar was a great success and we are looking forward to welcoming Professor Cangelosi to the Alexander Graham Bell Centre for Digital Health.”

The Alexander Graham Bell Centre dedicated to digital health is a collaboration between Moray College UHI, NHS Grampian and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

People can register for the free seminar featuring Professor Angelo Cangelosi at the Moray College UHI website.

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