Wednesday, March 13th
3 pm – 4 pm
In this talk, we initially provide a brief perspective on the development of the field of Artificial Intelligence with a focus on robots as physical agents. We then address three research areas in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics we are currently investigating: semantic mapping (i.e. the ability of the robot to build a useful
representation of the surrounding environment), robot soccer players and
intelligent robots for precision agriculture. In the final part of the talk, we briefly summarize the developments of the Sony Rome AI team in the framework of the Joint Initiative CREF/Sony.
Daniele Nardi (http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~nardi/) is full Professor (since 2000) at Sapienza Univ. Roma, Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics, and Statistics, Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering “A. Ruberti”, teacher of AI in the Master in AI and Robotics. He is the Director of  the Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems of National Consortium for Informatics (CINI). He is the leader of the DIAG research lab “Cognitive Robot Teams”, researching on: Cognitive Robotics, Localization,
Navigation, Perception, Multi-robot Cooperation, Human Robot Interaction; and in several application domains: Robots for elderly, Disaster Response robots, Cultural Heritage, Precision Agriculture, RoboCup Soccer Player robots. His research has been supported by several national and international grants. Daniele Nardi has a rich publication record in AI and Robotics (H-index > 50). He is EurAI Fellow, and former President of RoboCup Federation (2011-2014).