The 13 Early Stage Researchers presented their research at the ‘Language as a form of action’ Conference at CNR, Rome.
The aim of the conference was to approach gesture and sign language research in an interdisciplinary way by bringing together researchers working on these topics from the fields of linguistics, neuroscience, developmental psychology, developmental robotics, philosophy, and other related disciplines. The conference explored the concept of “language” in its full complexity, i.e., by considering the interaction of vocal and manual (including non-manual features) modalities in spoken languages as well as in signed languages.
The third DComm event was hosted by the Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa. Participants were given a tour of the impressive IIT robotics laboratories and enjoyed the opportunity to meet various incarnations of the iCub and R1.
They also met Nao from SoftBank Robotics having first observed programming techniques.
A training event for the Early Stage Researchers recently took place in Aarhus, Denmark. The training course explored theoretical aspects of deictic communication and included a practical exercise and presentations from invited keynote speakers: Professor Marianne Gullberg and Professor Ulf Liszkowski.
The first training event recently took place in Palma, Mallorca bringing together the DCOMM PIs and 13 newly appointed Early Stage Researchers. The training event explored a range of methodological approaches to deictic communication.
The DCOMM kick-off meeting took place at the University of East Anglia, UK on 23/24 May 2016. Beneficiaries and Partners attended the two day event to hear about the work currently taking place across all sites and discuss proposals for the projects and possible options for training.
‘This’ or ‘that’ camera? Attendees at the DCOMM kick-off event consider how language and gesture are used in concert to refer to objects in the world