Sep. 04, 2018

Room 202 in building 37


Recent advances in AI and related fields are bringing us closer to the creation of service robots that can assist in household chores. 

Such assistance is much needed given the large increase in the aging population in the western world and the difficulty of providing quality care for all.


This seminar is will highlighting some of work carried out in Israel on the use of AI-based methods for autonomous service robots. 

The seminar will focus on three topics: Greater Autonomy for Robotics, NLP for robotics and grounded language understanding, and Human-Robot interaction. 

We will also have invited speakers from industry and a representative from the ministry of science and technology.


Confirmed Speakers:


AI and Robotics: Ronen Brafman (BGU), Erez Karpas (Technion), Gal Kaminka (BIU)


Natural Language Processing; Jonathan Berant (TAU), Michael Elhadad (BGU)


Human Robot Interaction: Avi Parush (Technion),  Oren Zuckerman (IDC)


Industry: Intuition Robotics, TBA


A detailed schedule and a registration site will be available soon.

Registration is free, and lunch will be provided to registered participants.


Please be sure to spread the word to anyone you think may be interested.   


Looking forward to seeing you on September 4, at the Harry and Carol Saal Auditorium, Alon Building for Hi-Tech (37/202).



The organizing committee


For any inquiries regarding this seminar please contact Prof. Ronen Brafman at