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Pascal Kaufmann's presentation for the Cognitive Robotics and Artificial Intelligence event at swissnex San Francisco (January 19 2012)

Pascal Kaufmann's presentation for the Cognitive Robotics and Artificial Intelligence event at swissnex San Francisco (January 19 2012)

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  • 1. … .
  • 2. Impressive developments in AI…but: Rufus T. Firefly Budget: EUR 0.3 Mio People involved: 2 “ i-Robot” ? Budget: EUR 100 Mio People involved: ? AI Lab 1995 AI Lab 2010 AI in 2025 ? Artificial Octopus Budget: EUR 8 Mio People involved: 40 ECCE-robot Budget: EUR 5 Mio People involved: 20
  • 3. … how about the money? <ul><li>Director Prof. Dr. Rolf Pfeifer </li></ul><ul><li>1987: Foundation with 2 PhDs students </li></ul><ul><li>2011: Approx. 35 scientific staff, 10 students </li></ul><ul><li>456 Scientific papers, several books </li></ul><ul><li>3 graduates became professors, 1 graduate just received the OBAMA awards </li></ul><ul><li>Home of 6 startups </li></ul><ul><li>Co-deputy lead of the National Competence Center in Robotics as announced by Didier Burkhalter </li></ul><ul><li>Initiator of the global Shanghai Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>… where does the money come from? </li></ul>
  • 4. Interesting research attracts money <ul><li>University of Zurich, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) - From locomotion to cognition - Dynamical coupling in motor-sensory function substitution - From morphology to functionality - Swiss National Competence Center Robotics (started Dec 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>EU-Projects - Locomorph / Octopus - Extended Sensory-Motor Contingencies - ECCERobot / Amarsi / EU-Cog II/III </li></ul><ul><li>Private funding/others - CIAN (Club of Intelligent Angels) - Maxon Motor - Festo - Hasler Foundation - Switch - Startups </li></ul>
  • 5. Success factors: Thinking out of the box <ul><li>University of Zurich, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) - From locomotion to cognition - Dynamical coupling in motor-sensory function substitution - From morphology to functionality - Swiss National Competence Center Robotics (started Dec 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>EU-Projects - Locomorph / Octopus - Extended Sensory-Motor Contingencies - ECCERobot / Amarsi / EU-Cog II/III </li></ul><ul><li>Private funding/others - CIAN (Club of Intelligent Angels) - Maxon Motor - Festo - Hasler Foundation - Switch - Startups </li></ul>
  • 6. Example: Club of Intelligent Angels (CIAN) <ul><li>Club of investors to support AI Lab projects (yearly membership fees) </li></ul><ul><li>Source of money not attached to a certain research project </li></ul><ul><li>Increases independence and releases bottlenecks </li></ul>
  • 7. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  • 8. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  • 9. <ul><li>Mahtab Soin </li></ul><ul><li>Student from India </li></ul><ul><li>Design and construction of a new generation robot hand </li></ul>CIAN – Novel humanoid robotic hand
  • 10. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  • 11. CIAN – Robot logistics and technology
  • 12. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  • 13. <ul><li>Financing of feasibility study </li></ul><ul><li>AI fish can be operated with an iPhone in 3D space </li></ul><ul><li>AI fish aims at developing a consumer product based on AI Lab technology </li></ul>CIAN – AI fish on iPhone
  • 14. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  • 15. <ul><li>Groups of young students and other interested people are regularly invited to visit the AI Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Active support of young talents and expert networks </li></ul>Swiss CIO Association CIAN – Financing of over 50 labtours
  • 16. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  • 17. CIAN – Financing of marketing brochures
  • 18. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  • 19. CIAN – Logistics and upgrade of Eccerobot
  • 20. CIAN – Logistics and upgrade of Eccerobot
  • 21. Cronos: the first humanoid robot in Playboy Ukraine
  • 22. CIAN – Boosting special projects
  • 23. <ul><li>Financed Co-authorship </li></ul><ul><li>Financing of layout and publishing services </li></ul><ul><li>E-marketing </li></ul>CIAN – Publishing the first AI E-Book
  • 24. CIAN – Publishing the first AI E-Book
  • 25. Success factors: Thinking out of the box <ul><li>University of Zurich, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) - From locomotion to cognition - Dynamical coupling in motor-sensory function substitution - From morphology to functionality - Swiss National Competence Center Robotics (started Dec 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>EU-Projects - Locomorph / Octopus - Extended Sensory-Motor Contingencies - ECCERobot / Amarsi / EU-Cog II/III </li></ul><ul><li>Private funding/others - CIAN (Club of Intelligent Angels) - Maxon Motor - Festo - Hasler Foundation - Switch - Startups </li></ul>
  • 26. Example: The Starmind company <ul><li>Founded in June 2010 as Starmind International AG </li></ul><ul><li>15 employees in Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8000 users and talents worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Serving large banks and high-tech companies at an international scale </li></ul>
  • 27. Example: The Starmind company <ul><li>Questions can be posted online, are then automatically analyzed and directly routed to identified experts within a company. </li></ul><ul><li>Starmind algorithm identify talents within companies via internet and mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>A network of 1000 brains connected help companies to impress clients at the frontline </li></ul><ul><li>Boost in problem solving capacity through charting of know-how networks in real-time </li></ul>
  • 28. What next ? – Save the date: 08. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 29. What next ? – Save the date: 08. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland Come a visit us in Zurich !
  • 30. What next ? – Save the date: 08. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland Come a visit us in Zurich ! and (very important)…:
  • 31. … please save the date - 08./09. March 2013, Zurich, Switzerland <ul><li>On the occasion of the 25 th AI Lab anniversary </li></ul><ul><li>Largest international Robots and Cyborgs exhibition ever </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of the latest humanoid robots </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations on the state of the art in humanoid robotics and cyborg technology </li></ul>
  • 32. Thank you for your attention !

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