The first ShanghAI Lecture

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

Rolf Pfeifer in Shanghai

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

Lecture hall at KIT

Students following the lectures at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

ShanghAI Lectures in Osaka

Students attending the ShanghAI Lectures 2011 at Osaka University, Japan

Videoconference and Recording

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

Russian State University for the Humanities

The first lecture being presented to the audience in 2010

First lecture from UC3M (Madrid)

Fabio Bonsignorio opening the ShanghAI Lectures 2013 edition

Lecture hall in Zürich

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

Getting ready at KIT

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

Discussion Session in Wonderland

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

Lecture hall at RSUH (Moscow, Russia)

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


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Join the NAO race with Webots!

Program a simulated NAO robot in Python to walk (or run) as fast as possible on a 10 meters race. The winner gets a round-trip to Hawaii! More info on the Webots Interest Group.

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Student groups published

You can find them on the Kōans page. Your tutors will get in touch with you soon!

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2 new Kōans!

We just received 2 suggestions from students for additional Kōans. Check them out (Kōans 12 and 13) on the Kōans page.

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2015 Kōans for student group projects published!

Check them out on the Kōans page. Deadline for making your selection: 5 November (midnight CET)!

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Live stream

Here is the link to the live stream for the lectures, tune in tomorrow Thursday at 09:00 CET! Have questions for the speakers? Registered users have access to a dedicated chat that you can use for this purpose.

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Missed last week's lecture? No worries, you can watch the recordings here:

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Student registration 2015 open

The student registration for the 2015 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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Follow the first lecture live now!

The link to the online streaming:

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First ShanghAI Lecture for 2015 coming up!

See you all at 09:00 CEST on Thursday the 15th of October.

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2015 schedule published!

You can find it on the Lectures page. More information on the lecture content (including guest lectures) will be made available soon.

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Get ready for the 2015 ShanghAI Lectures!

The lectures will begin on the 15th of October, more information will be published soon. Stay tuned for updates!

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2014 student presentations completed!

Checkout the video recordings on our Kōan Google+ page.

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Hangouts on Air for Friday the 13th

See the kōans page for the links for today's student presentations.

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Student presentations, February 5th


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.

Live Stream

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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