Hrvatska sekcija IEEE, CS i RA odjeli, pozivaju vas na predavanje:
“The new Cyborgs: Robots and Animals Forming a Mixed Society?”
koje će Dr. Thomas Schmickl, profesor na Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Artificial Life Lab, Department of Zoology, održati u utorak, 5.11.2013, u seminaru na IX katu C zgrade FER-a, s početkom u 12:00 sati.
Sažetak predavanja i kratki životopis predavača nalaze se u nastavku vijesti.
In this public lecture series Thomas Schmickl (Artificial Life Lab of the University of Graz) will discuss machines that are used to trick humans or animals to study their behaviors. He will show how modern computerized devices can take over the role of the scientist and act as their own experimenters by sneaking into animal societies. This way, bio‐mimicking machines take over an active role in natural societies, forming something novel: A bio‐hybrid society. Such a society is a new variant of the ”cyborgs" known from literature. Instead of exchanging body parts of a human, these machines replace parts of the society. While this has occurred for over a decade with Google, Facebook and similar services in human society, it was only recently achieved with animals, unveiling to us the before unknown social languages of interaction of these animals.
Thomas Schmickl (Master: Salzburg, Austria 1998; Ph.D.: Graz, Austria 2001; Habilitation: Graz, Austria 2012) is an Associate Professor at Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria, and a lecturer at the University for Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria. He is the founder of the Artificial Life Lab Graz, which is an interdisciplinary research lab hosting biologists, computer scientists, and simulation engineers. The laboratory researches swarm intelligence, biological self-organization, ecology, evolution, swarm robotics, modular robotics, and bio-inspired algorithms. He is a leading scientist in various international research projects such as I-Swarm, Symbrion, Replicator, CoCoRo & ASSISI. A more detailed list of his accomplishments can be found here. Prof. Schmickl researches and teaches ecological relationships among species, including mathematical modeling and simulation of ecosystems. He also researches evolutionary dynamics in ecosystems, information processing and collective computation in social insect colonies, and other dynamics in decentralized multi-component systems such as collective decision making, opinion polling, and collective homeostasis.
In recent years Dr. Schmickl has supervised research grants of more than $4.3 million, and he has published in his scientific career more than seventy peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and book series, as well as eleven peer-reviewed chapters in scientific books. Local and international news (TV, radio, newspapers) has covered his research with various stories and features in recent years.