MANFRED EPPE

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow¬† at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at the University of California at Berkeley, with research efforts in semantic integration for Human Machine Interaction of vision and other sensor data for Autonomous Systems. I also work on cognitive Natural Language Understanding for Human Robot Interaction. Before coming to Berkeley, I was based at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) in Bercelona, Spain, within the COINVENT project, where I worked in the field of Computational Creativity. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bremen, Germany in 2014, where I gained a background in logical formalizations of epistemic action theory and commonsense reasoning with applications in assistive service robotics and smart environments. My Master’s thesis was on robot localization (SLAM).

I am also involved in the development of the ExpCog framework. ExpCog is a high-level cognitive robotics framework which allows one to seamlessly combine diverse cognitive reasoning methods and to apply these in a wide range of robotic control platforms like ROS or iCub. ExpCog’s reasoning methods range from action calculi like the Event Calculus, Situation Calculus or the HPX-formalism over BDI based implementations to qualitative spatial reasoning.

I am always open for collaborations and new ideas, so please do not hesitate to contact me.

Artificial Intelligence | Robotics | Cognitive Science