Title of talk: 'Robots that Reason - A Semantic Reasoning Method for the Recognition of Human Activities'
"Autonomous robots are expected to learn new skills and to re-use past experiences in different situations as efficient, intuitive and reliable as possible. Robots need to adapt to different sources of information, for example, videos, robot sensors, virtual reality, etc. Then, to advance the research in the understanding of human activities, in robotics, the development of learning methods that adapt to different sensors are needed. In this talk, I will introduce a novel learning method that generates compact and general semantic models to infer human activities."
Dr. Karinne Ramirez-Amaro is an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology since September 2019. Previously, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair for Cognitive Systems at the Technical University of Munich. She completed her Ph.D. (summa cum laude) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Munich in 2015. From October 2009 until Dec 2012, she was a member of the Intelligent Autonomous Systems group headed by Prof. Michael Beetz. She received a Master degree in Computer Science (with honours) at the Center for Computing Research of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City in 2007. Dr. Ramirez-Amaro received the Laura Bassi award granted by TUM and the Bavarian government to conduct a one-year research project in December 2015. For her doctoral thesis, she was awarded the price of excellent Doctoral degree for female engineering students, granted by the state of Bavaria, Germany in September 2015. In addition, she was granted a scholarship for a Ph. D. research by DAAD – CONACYT and she received the Google Anita Borg scholarship in 2011. She was involved in the EU FP7 project Factory-in-a-day and in the DFG-SFB project EASE. Her research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Representations, Assistive Robotics, Expert Systems, and Human Activity Recognition and Understanding.
During the seminar, we offer lunch to participants who register before 11:00 on 13 January 2020. Don´t forget to cancel your registration if you can't attend.
The seminar is open to anyone with an interest in female role models within academia - especially from Chalmers, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Borås University, and MedTech West.
WiSE – Women in Science – aims to create a supportive network for young female researchers during their academic career. WiSE is a joint project between MedTech West and the department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology.
EL41, lecture room, 4th floor, EDIT building, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg
16 January, 2020, 11:30
16 January, 2020, 13:00