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Videorecords of BICA 2010

3rd International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, First Annual Meeting of the BICA Society

Arlington, Virginia, USA, November 12-14, 2010

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This work is still in progress, updated on November 20, 2011 by Alexei Samsonovich. Talks follow in the chronological order, close to the posted schedule. Included here are previews and full versions. Previews are open to everybody. Full versions are password-protected and available for free with the purchase of the set of DVDs. To buy access to full online versions of the videos and/or to order the set of BICA 2010 DVDs, please visit the BICA Society Online Store or contact Alexei Samsonovich.




Table of Contents

Day 1: November 13, 2010
  • Kamilla Johannsdottir and Alexei Samsonovich (organizers). Opening introduction (0:02:20, full)
  • Steve Grossberg (opening keynote). Spatial intelligence: Attentive learning during navigation, search, and imitation. Stephen Grossberg (0:49:39, full)
  • Jim Albus (presenter). Reverse engineering the human brain (0:28:41, full) (slides)
  • Rosario Sorbello (presenter). An architecture for humanoid robot expressing emotions and personality. Antonio Chella, Rosario Sorbello, Giorgio Vassallo and Giovanni Pilato (0:01:38, preview) (0:20:51, full)
  • Brandon Rohrer (presenter). BECCA: A BICA for arbitrary robots in unknown worlds (0:13:00, preview) (0:16:37, full)
  • Rony Novianto (presenter). Attention in the ASMO cognitive architecture. Rony Novianto, Benjamin Johnston, and Mary-Anne Williams (0:01:51, preview) (0:12:26, full)
  • Jim Albus (leader). Roadmap panel (0:49:24, full) (slides)
  • Owen Holland (keynote). How and why could a system with imagination develop episodic memory for observed events? Owen Holland and Hugo Gravato Marques (0:30:30, full)
  • Steve Ho (presenter). Modelling human memory in robotic companions for personalization and long-term adaptation in HRI. Wan Ching Ho, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Mei Yii Lim and Kyron Du Casse (0:18:44, full) (slides)
  • Paul Rosenbloom (presenter). Implementing first-order variables in a graphical cognitive architecture. Paul Rosenbloom (0:02:27, preview) (0:19:43, full) (slides)
  • Alexei Samsonovich, Kamilla Johannsdottir and Antonio Chella (leaders). BICA Society panel (0:08:47, full)
  • Craig Vineyard (presenter). A neurologically plausible artificial neural network computational architecture of episodic memory and recall. Craig M. Vineyard, Michael L. Bernard, Shawn E. Taylor, Thomas P. Caudell, Patrick Watson, Stephen Verzi, Neal J. Cohen and Howard Eichenbaum (0:03:05, preview) (0:20:54, full)
  • Michael Kalish (presenter). Assessing the role of metacognition in GMU BICA. Michael Q. Kalish, Alexei V. Samsonovich, Mark A. Coletti and Kenneth A. De Jong (0:17:00, full) (slides)
  • Takashi Ikegami (presenter). Self-organization of mind time. Takashi Ikegami and Yuta Ogai (preview, 0:02:40) (0:17:33, full)
  • Harri Valpola (presenter). Zen Robotics: A cognitive architecture for developing sensory and motor abstractions. Harri Valpola (0:01:01, beginning) (0:01:44, Zen Robotics movie) (0:02:24, main part, preview) (0:14:28, main part, full) (slides)
  • Antonio Chella (leader). Conscious panel (0:02:54, preview) (0:33:08, full)
  • Jesse English (presenter). Four kinds of learning in one agent-oriented environment. Sergei Nirenburg, Marjorie McShane, Stephen Beale, Jesse English and Roberta Catizone (0:02:03, preview) (0:16:06, full) (slides)
  • Paul Robertson (presenter). GRAVA - Context programming. Paul Robertson and Robert Laddaga (0:02:35, preview) (0:20:31, full)
  • Doug Summers-Stay (presenter). Learning to recognize objects in images using anisotropic nonparametric kernels. Douglas Summers-Stay and Yiannis Aloimonos (0:05:24, preview) (0:17:12, full) (slides)
  • Michael Brady (presenter). SCA-Net: A Sensation-Cognition-Action network for speech processing. Michael C. Brady (0:03:02, preview) (0:18:47, full)
  • Owen Holland (leader). Embodied panel (preview) (full)
  • Ben Goertzel (presenter). OpenCog: An Architecture for Embodied Artificial General Intelligence. Ben Goertzel and Joel Lehman (0:01:03, preview) (0:12:39, full) (slides) (movie)
  • Itamar Arel (presenter). Application feedback in guiding a deep-layered perception model. Itamar Arel and Shay Berant (0:02:15, preview) (0:13:52, full) (slides)
  • Andrew Coward (presenter). The required information architecture for a human-like cognitive learning system. L. Andrew Coward (preview) (full)
  • Pentti Haikonen (presenter). An experimental cognitive robot with the Haikonen architecture for robot brains. Pentti O. A. Haikonen (preview) (full) (slides)
  • Rony Novianto and Brandon Rohrer (presenters). Robotic demos (0:05:51, full)

  • Day 2: November 14, 2010
  • Alexander Letichevsky (keynote). Insertion modeling and cognitive architectures. Alexander A. Letichevsky (preview) (full, 0:28:52)
  • Akshay Vashist (presenter). Attention Focusing Model for Nexting Based on Learning and Reasoning. Akshay Vashist and Shoshana Loeb (full, 0:14:08)
  • Lorenzo Riano (presenter). On the Emergence of Novel Behaviours from Complex Non Linear Systems. Lorenzo Riano and T.M. McGinnity (full, 0:16:24)
  • Bruno Nery (presenter). Online Event Segmentation in Active Perception using Adaptive Strong Anticipation. Bruno Nery and Rodrigo Ventura (slides) (full, 0:17:43)
  • Seth Herd (presenter). Dopamine and Self-Directed Learning. Seth Herd, Brian Mingus and Randall O'Reilly (full, 0:15:31)
  • Christian Lebiere (presenter). The Role of the Basal Ganglia–Anterior Prefrontal Circuit as a Biological Instruction Interpreter. Andrea Stocco, Christian Lebiere, Randall C. O’Reilly And John R. Anderson (slides) (full, 0:15:19)
  • Eugene Surowitz (presenter). Analytic General Intelligence: The Lowen Model. Eugene J. Surowitz (full, 0:16:54)
  • Paul Storey (presenter). Cognitive Architectures As Evolution of Complex Control Systems. Paul Storey (full, 0:20:13)
  • Rodrigo Ventura (leader). Theoretical panel (full, 0:20:15)
  • Junichi Takeno (presenter). Robot Demonstrates a Pain of the Heart. Junichi Takeno, Soichiro Akimoto (full, 0:12:28)
  • William Kennedy (presenter). Towards Understanding Trust through Computational Cognitive Modeling. William Kennedy. (full, 0:13:45)
  • Mark Waser (presenter). A Game-Theoretically Optimal Basis for Safe and Ethical Intelligence. Mark R. Waser (slides) (full, 0:16:16)
  • Rodrigo Ventura (keynote). Unified Approaches to BICA and the Design of Complex Systems (slides) (full, 0:16:55)
  • Paul Robertson (presenter). BINAReE: Bayesian Integrated Neural Architecture for Reasoning and Explanation. Robert (Rusty) Bobrow, Paul Robertson and Robert Laddaga (preview, 0:02:07) (full, 0:25:32)
  • Christian Lebiere (leader). Learning panel (preview, 0:02:10) (full, 0:17:30)
  • Art Pope (presenter). The CASTLE Virtual Environment Simulator. Art Pope, Chris Long, Ben Selfridge & Bhanupriya Gupta (full, 0:15:37)
  • Suhas Chelian (presenter). A Bio-inspired Model for Executive Control. Narayan Srinivasa and Suhas E. Chelian (full, 0:15:19)
  • Terry Stewart (presenter). Neural Symbolic Decision Making: A Scalable and Realistic Foundation for Cognitive Architectures. Terrence C. Stewart and Chris Eliasmith (slides) (full, 0:18:00)
  • Andrew Weiss (presenter). Well, How Did You Learn to Win at Tic-Tac-Toe? Andrew Weiss (slides) (full, 0:14:44)
  • Ben Goertzel (leader). Environmental panel (full, 0:22:07)
  • George Tecuci (presenter). Disciple Cognitive Agents: Learning, Problem Solving Assistance, and Tutoring. Gheorghe Tecuci, Mihai Boicu, Dorin Marcu and David Schum (full, 0:27:22)
  • Simon Levy (presenter). Explanatory Aspirations and the Scandal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Ross W. Gayler, Simon D. Levy and Rens Bod (slides) (full, 0:18:15)
  • Changkun Zhao (presenter). Validating a High Level Behavioral Representation Language (HERBAL): A Docking Study for ACT-R. Changkun Zhao, Jaehyon Paik, Jonathan H. Morgan and Frank E. Ritter (full)
  • Frank Ritter (leader). Practical panel (full)
  • John Sowa (presenter). Biological and Psycholinguistic Influences on Architectures for Natural Language Processing. John F. Sowa (slides) (full, 0:21:46)
  • Jim Eilbert (presenter). An Evolutionary Approach to Building Artificial Minds. Jim Eilbert (slides) (full, 0:19:09)
  • Peter Burton: poster review (full, 0:03:00) (download poster)
  • Deepak J. Nath, and others: poster reviews
  • Rodrigo Ventura (leader). Theoretical panel 2
  • Alexei Samsonovich (leader). Closing discussion





  • Kamilla Johannsdottir and Alexei Samsonovich (organizers). Opening introduction (0:02:20, full).




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    Steve Grossberg (opening keynote). Spatial intelligence: Attentive learning during navigation, search, and imitation (0:49:39, full).




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    Jim Albus. Reverse engineering the human brain (0:28:41, full).




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    Rosario Sorbello. An architecture for humanoid robot expressing emotions and personality (0:01:38, preview).




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    Rosario Sorbello. An architecture for humanoid robot expressing emotions and personality (0:20:51, full).




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    Brandon Rohrer. BECCA: A BICA for arbitrary robots in unknown worlds (0:13:00, preview).




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    Brandon Rohrer. BECCA: A BICA for arbitrary robots in unknown worlds (0:16:37, full).




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    Rony Novianto. Attention in the ASMO cognitive architecture (0:01:51, preview).




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    Rony Novianto. Attention in the ASMO cognitive architecture (0:12:26, full).







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    Jim Albus (leader). Roadmap Panel (0:49:24, full).




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    Owen Holland. How and why could a system with imagination develop episodic memory for observed events? (0:30:30, full).





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    Steve Ho. Modelling human memory in robotic companions for personalization and long-term adaptation in HRI (0:18:44, full).





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    Paul Rosenbloom. Implementing first-order variables in a graphical cognitive architecture (0:02:28, preview).





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    Paul Rosenbloom. Implementing first-order variables in a graphical cognitive architecture (0:19:45, full).





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    Alexei Samsonovich, Kamilla Johannsdottir and Antonio Chella. BICA Society meeting (0:08:47, full).





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    Craig Vineyard. A neurologically plausible artificial neural network computational architecture of episodic memory and recall (0:03:05, preview).





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    Craig Vineyard. A neurologically plausible artificial neural network computational architecture of episodic memory and recall (0:20:54, full).





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    Michael Kalish. Assessing the role of metacognition in GMU BICA (0:17:00, full).





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    Takashi Ikegami. Self-organization of mind time (0:02:40, preview).





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    Takashi Ikegami. Self-organization of mind time (0:17:33, full).





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    Harri Valpola. Zen Robotics: A cognitive architecture for developing sensory and motor abstractions (0:01:01, beginning of the talk).





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    Harri Valpola. Zen Robotics movie shown during the talk (0:01:44, full).




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    Harri Valpola. Zen Robotics: A cognitive architecture for developing sensory and motor abstractions (0:02:24, main part, preview).





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    Harri Valpola. Zen Robotics: A cognitive architecture for developing sensory and motor abstractions (0:14:28, main part, full).





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    Antonio Chella (leader). Conscious panel (0:02:54, preview).





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    Antonio Chella (leader). Conscious panel (full).





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    Jesse English. Four kinds of learning in one agent-oriented environment (0:02:03, preview).





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    Jesse English. Four kinds of learning in one agent-oriented environment (0:16:06, full).





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    Paul Robertson. GRAVA - Context programming (0:02:35, preview)





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    Paul Robertson. GRAVA - Context programming (0:20:31, full)





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    Doug Summers-Stay. Learning to recognize objects in images using anisotropic nonparametric kernels (0:05:24, preview)





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    Doug Summers-Stay. Learning to recognize objects in images using anisotropic nonparametric kernels (0:17:12, full)





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    Michael Brady. SCA-Net: A Sensation-Cognition-Action network for speech processing (0:03:02, preview)





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    Michael Brady. SCA-Net: A Sensation-Cognition-Action network for speech processing (0:18:47, full)





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    Owen Holland (leader). Embodied panel (0:33:08, full)





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    Ben Goertzel. OpenCog: An Architecture for Embodied Artificial General Intelligence (0:06:43, preview)





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    Ben Goertzel. OpenCog: An Architecture for Embodied Artificial General Intelligence (0:12:39, full)





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    Itamar Arel. Application feedback in guiding a deep-layered perception model (0:02:15, preview)





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    Itamar Arel. Application feedback in guiding a deep-layered perception model (0:13:52, full)





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    Andrew Coward. The required information architecture for a human-like cognitive learning system (0:01:12, preview)





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    Andrew Coward. The required information architecture for a human-like cognitive learning system (0:13:23, full)







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    Pentti Haikonen. An experimental cognitive robot with the Haikonen architecture for robot brains (0:01:04, preview)





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    Pentti Haikonen. An experimental cognitive robot with the Haikonen architecture for robot brains (0:14:03, full)





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    Rony Novianto and Brandon Rohrer. Robotic demos (0:05:51, full)





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    Alexander Letichevsky (full, 0:28:52)





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    Akshay Vashist (full, 0:14:08)





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    Lorenzo Riano (full, 0:16:24)





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    Bruno Nery (full, 0:17:43)





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    Seth Herd (full, 0:15:31)





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    Christian Lebiere (full, 0:15:19)





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    Eugene Surowitz (full, 0:16:54)





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    Paul Storey (full, 0:20:13)





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    Rodrigo Ventura (leader): Theoretical Panel 1 (full, 0:20:15)





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    Junichi Takeno (full, 0:12:28)





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    William Kennedy (full, 0:13:45)





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    Mark Waser (full, 0:16:16)





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    Rodrigo Ventura (full, 0:16:55)





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    Paul Robertson 2 (preview, 0:02:07)





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    Paul Robertson 2 (full, 0:25:32)





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    Christian Lebiere (leader). Learning panel (preview, 0:02:10)





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    Christian Lebiere (leader). Learning panel (full, 0:17:30)





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    Art Pope (full, 0:15:37)





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    Suhas Chelian (full, 0:15:19)





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    Terry Stewart (full, 0:18:00)





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    Andrew Weiss (full, 0:14:44)





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    Ben Goertzel (leader): Environmental Panel (full, 0:22:07)





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    George Tecuci (full, 0:27:22)





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    Simon Levy (full, 0:18:15)





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    C. Zhao (full, 0:14:55)





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    Frank Ritter (leader). Practical panel (full)



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    John Sowa (full, 0:21:46)





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    Jim Eilbert (full, 0:19:09)





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    Poster reviews - Burton (full, 0:03:00)





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