Lecture hall at RSUH (Moscow, Russia)

Students attending lectures in 2010 at the Russian State University for the Humanities

Russian State University for the Humanities

The first lecture being presented to the audience in 2010

Discussion Session in Wonderland

Students gather as avatars in the 3-dimensional virtual environment (2010)

ShanghAI Lectures in Osaka

Students attending the ShanghAI Lectures 2011 at Osaka University, Japan

Lecture hall in Zürich

Students attending the ShanghAI Lectures at the University of Zürich, Switzerland

Rolf Pfeifer in Shanghai

Warming up for the ShanghAI Lectures 2009 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

The first ShanghAI Lecture

Thierry Bücheler, project manager of the ShanghAI Lectures in 2009, opens the very first lecture

Lecture hall at KIT

Students following the lectures at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Getting ready at KIT

Lecture hall at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology -- waiting for the students

Videoconference and Recording

Equipment in the lecture hall at the University of Zürich, Switzerland

First lecture from UC3M (Madrid)

Fabio Bonsignorio opening the ShanghAI Lectures 2013 edition


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Live stream for today

Here is the live stream for today, Thursday 27 November.

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Kōans for 2014 published!

Checkout the kōans page for the full list of kōans for this year's group projects. Remember that the deadline for selecting a kōan is 30 November. There is a limit of 10 students per kōan, with teams forming as they fill up.
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Live stream for 20 November

The live stream can be found here.

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Guest lecture repository

Missed an interesting guest lecture? No problem! You can find all the recordings on the Guest Lectures page, for example last week's talk by Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic on Information, Computation, Cognition. Agency-based Hierarchies of Levels

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Live stream for 13 November

Here is the live stream for today.

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Opinions and Outlooks on Morphological Computation

There is a new e-book on morphological computation out now, direct link here. More information on the lectures page. A great complementary text for all ShanghAI Lectures students.

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Fourth lecture for 2014 in progress now!

Checkout the live stream here.

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Video recordings

Checkout last week's video recordings on the lectures page. Including Autonomous Killer Robots Are Probably Good News by Vincent C. Müller and The future of Marine Robotics: Challenges and opportunities by Massimo Caccia.

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Live stream for 30 October

You can find the live stream for this Thursday's lecture here. See you at 09:00 CET sharp!

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New guest lectures scheduled

We so far have 12 exiting guest lectures lined up for this semester, see the current schedule on the lectures page. Tune in this Thursday (30 October) for guest lectures by Vincent C. Müller and Massimo Caccia!

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Student registration open

The student registration for the 2014 ShanghAI Lectures is now open, just click on "Create new account" on the top of the page. While anyone can register as a member of the ShanghAI community, students who want to participate in the group projects should register with the option "I'm a student and want to participate in the exercises".

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New semester about to begin!

The 2014 edition of the ShanghAI Lectures are about to begin! The first lecture is today Thursday the 16th of October at 09:00 CEST, with Rolf Pfeifer, Fabio Bonsignorio and Koh Hosoda.

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2014 lecture schedule published

Checkout the lectures page for the current lecture schedule.

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2014 participant sites

The list of weekly participant sites for 2014 has now been updated, looks like a great semester ahead!

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The ShanghAI Lectures 2014 Edition are coming!

Check back on this website soon for this year's schedule and participating sites...


Goals of the ShanghAI Lectures

The ShanghAI Lectures project aims at
  • building a sustainable community of students and researchers in the area of Embodied Intelligence
  • making education and knowledge on cutting-edge scientific topics accessible to everyone
  • exploring novel methods of knowledge transfer
  • overcoming the complexity of a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary learning context
  • bringing global teaching to a new level
These lectures about Natural and Artificial Intelligence are held via videoconference at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy, Humboldt University Berlin in Germany, Plymouth University in the UK, Osaka University in Japan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and about 10 other universities and research organizations around the globe. Students from the participating universities work together on the exercises, using a powerful robotics simulator software, Cyberbotics Webots. Live streaming of the lectures is provided by University Carlos III of Madrid.

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You can watch the lectures live on our stream from UC3M. Every Thursday 09:00-11:00 CET until December 17th 2015.

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