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Robert Trappl by Mind Map: Robert Trappl
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Robert Trappl

Robert Trappl is head of the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Professor Emeritus of Medical Cybernetics and Artifcial Intelligence at the Center for Brain Research at the Medical University of Vienna. Robert hates to write project proposals(but does), hates even more if these proposals are rejected (they sometimes are), loves to explore new areas and loves to lecture (and does both), loves fascinating people (whom he expects to meet at TEDx 2011), and loves to love.

We have a reverse pyramid of people

old people become fragile

they need help

Austria imports caretakers from other countries

lower wages paid

How can we help people getting older?

robots who help people stay in their homes and be happy there

Siri could change the opinion of people

We improve robots

we improve their "brains"

currently an initiative from the EU community

Human Brain Project


Love and sex with robots

David Levy

Where do we go now?

Developing smart robots

maybe another 50-100 years, they may be as smart as we are

Life like in paradise


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Are we sheep when we dream of electric androids?

Why are you doing AI?

I want to compensate for my natural stupidity


learning, but we're missing something, mid 1990's

is a person emotionally reactive?

show a film of an eyeball being removed

those that are not emotional, are not good decision makers

emotions and rational should go together?

what is the emotional state of a person

process it

show emotions

we are missing a model of personality

can you model personality?

BDI Model




If you build personalities, those personalities will interact with other personalities

social engagements with robots and agents

emotional software agents

trust building

turntating, group conversations, when you are the speaker, Knowing when and at what time to take the attention of others

robots should be partners in a factory - they have to have the above capabilities


Learning ability

social aspects

emotions to understand that their partner is upset, don't ask him silly questions