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Honda Research Institute Europe and Honda Xcelerator launch HRI Open Days

On 13th of December 2018, one year after launching the Honda Innovation Team Europe, a Honda garage transformed into a startup exhibition, giving the spotlight to scientific discussions with eight startups from various areas of technology.
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Honda Research Institute Launches “Curious Minded Machine” Research Collaboration with MIT, University of Pennsylvania and University of Washington

Mountain View, Calif., Oct. 25, 2018 – Seeking to develop a type of artificial intelligence that enables life-long learning with a human-like sense of curiosity, Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. announced a new initiative, the Curious Minded Machine (CMM), to expand its cognitive robotics research.
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HRI European Graduate Network Symposium 2018

HRI-EU hosted the 6th HRI European Graduate Network Symposium with 38 scientific presentations and more than 100 participants.
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Human-Robot Cooperative Object Manipulation with Contact Changes

The first results of the Dexterous Cooperation project will be published at the 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). The project’s goal is the development of intelligent collaborative robot systems that can carry out sequential tasks in cooperation with human co-workers. In the paper and accompanying video we show our first result: a human and a robot collaboratively turning large objects.

Please check out the video and the pre-print of the paper!

Honda “Xcelerates” Startup Collaboration in Europe

Honda Innovations is working with Honda operations globally to establish startup liaisons, providing protocols and best practices identifying and engaging with startups and entrepreneurs who share Honda’s vision for transforming mobility.
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Talk of Prof. Dr. Alexander Gepperth at HRI-EU

On 22 November 2017 Prof. Dr. Alexander Gepperth from Fulda University of Applied Sciences will visit our institute and he will give a talk on “Catastrophic forgetting – a comprehensive investigation“.

Talk of Andreas Richter at Deloitte Greenhouse in Berlin

On 21 November 2017 Andreas Richter, director of Honda Research Institute Europe, will give a talk on “Cooperative Intelligence – a human centered AI approach. Machine Ethics at the Honda Research Institute Europe” in the working group ethics („AG Ethik“).

„FACE THE ROBOT!” – Design Competition: Decision on Winners!

With 58 submissions, the “Face the robot competition” of the Honda Research Institute Europe officially closed on Sunday, the 22.10.2017.
We were thrilled by all the great ideas and would like to thank all participants for their contributions!
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Talk of Prof. Dr. Michael Beetz at HRI-EU

On 10 November 2017 Prof. Dr. Michael Beetz from University of Bremen will visit our institute and he will give a talk on „Everyday Activity Science and Engineering (EASE)”.

Talk of Dr. Thomas Stützle at HRI-EU

On 26 September 2017 we will have a visit from Dr. Thomas Stützle of the Free University of Brussels and he will give a talk on ‘Automated Algorithm Design: Automatically generating high-performance algorithms’.