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== Cognitive Robotics ==
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== Robotics and AI in Africa ==  
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AI can have a very positive impact on developing countries. To see why and understand how, take a look at the following.
[[Cognitive Robotics Resources]] <BR>
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IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee for Cognitive Robotics [http://www.ieee-coro.org Website] <BR>
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== Robotics in Africa ==
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* [http://www.vernon.eu/publications/19_Vernon_RAM.pdf Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Africa], [https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8931075 IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 131-135, December 2019]. <BR>
There is increasing awareness of the positive impact that Industry 4.0 (aka the fourth industrial revolution) will have on developing countries. It also presents some challenges: AI provides opportunities for social and economic empowerment but also poses the significant threat of premature deindustrialization.  
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* [http://vernon.eu/publications/2021_Alupo_et_al.pdf Realizing the Potential of AI in Africa], in Towards Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence Systems, M. I. Aldinhas Ferreira, O. Tokhi eds. Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering. Springer  (forthcoming).<BR>
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* [http://www.vernon.eu/downloads/Africa_Embraces_AI.pdf Africa Embraces AI, Robotics, and Machine Learning]", a talk at [https://clawar.org/conference-proceedings/icres-conference/icres-2020-proceedings/ ICRES 2020], the International Conference on Robot Ethics and Standards, Taipei, September 2020. <P>
  
However, when one thinks of Africa, robotics does not spring immediately to mind as the most relevant element of AI for countries that typically have high unemployment and fast-growing populations. Nevertheless, some countries in Africa have embraced robotics and are using it to drive economic development.  
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You can find background material with links to many resources <strong>[[Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Machine Learning in Africa | here]]</strong>.
  
Three questions arise: what role will robotics play, how can Africa best exploit the opportunities that intelligent automation and cognitive robotics have to offer, and how can Africa offset the threats posed by global factors.
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== AI in Europe ==
  
The [[Robotics in Africa]] links page will give you some idea of where the answers lie.  I'm working on an article to to explore this and I'll post a link to it in due course.
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[[AI in Europe | A collection of links]] that map Europe's strategy for research, development, and innovation in human-centric, sustainable, secure, inclusive, and trustworthy AI
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== Cognitive Robotics ==
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* [[Cognitive Robotics Resources]] <BR>
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* [http://www.ieee-coro.org IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee for Cognitive Robotics] <BR>
  
 
== Teaching ==
 
== Teaching ==
  
Here are some additional material to supplement some of the [http://www.vernon.eu/courses.htm courses] on my main website.   
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Support material for some of the [http://www.vernon.eu/courses.htm courses] on my main website.   
  
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* [[Artificial Cognitive Systems]] links
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* [[Artificial Cognitive Systems]] <BR>
* [[Cognitive Robotics]] links
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* [[DSA Software Development Environment | Data Structures and Algorithms for Engineers]]  software development environment <BR>
* [[DSA Software Development Environment | Data Structures and Algorithms for Engineers]]  software development environment
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* [[Cognitive Robotics | Cognitive Robotics]] <BR>
* [[Principles of Computer Programming]] code snippets
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* [[Principles of Computer Programming]] code snippets <BR>
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* [[Robotics: Principles and Practice]] <BR>
  
 
== Research ==
 
== Research ==
 
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[http://www.vernon.eu/research.htm Research Activities] <BR>
[[The CINDY Cognitive Architecture]].
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[[The CINDY Cognitive Architecture]] (legacy project)
CINDY stands for '''Ci'''rcular '''N'''etwork '''Dy'''namics.  It is in its early state of development and is based on many other cognitive architectures, especially the iCub cognitive architecture which was never fully realized.  The long-term goal is to design and implement an emergent artificial cognitive system that builds on the principles of growth and development through circular causality, drawing on many of the principles of the fields of Enaction,  Systems Dynamics, and Second-order Cybernetics.
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== Links ==
 
== Links ==
  
Here are  some [[Links|random items of interest]].
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[[Links| A collection of links to interesting websites]].

Latest revision as of 07:12, 31 October 2021

Robotics and AI in Africa

AI can have a very positive impact on developing countries. To see why and understand how, take a look at the following.

You can find background material with links to many resources here.

AI in Europe

A collection of links that map Europe's strategy for research, development, and innovation in human-centric, sustainable, secure, inclusive, and trustworthy AI

Cognitive Robotics

Teaching

Support material for some of the courses on my main website.

Research

Research Activities
The CINDY Cognitive Architecture (legacy project)

Links

A collection of links to interesting websites.