ShanghAI Lectures in Osaka

Students attending the ShanghAI Lectures 2011 at Osaka University, Japan

Russian State University for the Humanities

The first lecture being presented to the audience in 2010

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 KIT

Students following the lectures at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

The first ShanghAI Lecture

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

Lecture hall at RSUH (Moscow, Russia)

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

Lecture hall in Zürich

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

First lecture from UC3M (Madrid)

Fabio Bonsignorio opening the ShanghAI Lectures 2013 edition

Videoconference and Recording

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

Rolf Pfeifer in Shanghai

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


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Group work in the exercises

Maybe a clarification on "group work" is needed -- it seems that in exercise 2, there were several groups submitting identical solutions, because students from one university (but from different groups) solved the exercise together. That is not exactly the idea of the group exercises… while we encourage collaboration among students, we would like to foster the collaboration among students from different universities, i.e., the members of one "Study Group" should solve the exercise together as a team, without "outsiders".

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Volunteers needed for student presentations

We are looking for students who want to give short (5 to 8 minutes) presentations on these topics in one of the next lectures: Brain in a vat; Flocking; Ant simulation with NetLogo. Please write to if you are interested -- thanks!

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Exercise 3 now online

Exercise 3 is now online. Deadline is Monday 14 November 23:00 CET -- as the simulations may take some time, do begin early! Please note that your "study group" may have changed for the new exercise. Have fun!

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Important information for Madrid students

Please note that at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, tomorrow's ShanghAI Lecture takes place in room 1.1J12 (also on 17 November). On 1 December the lecture will be held in Getafe, room 17.2.75.

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Webots Licenses for ShanghAI Students

Cyberbotics Ltd. have now upgraded the Webots licenses for students and tutors of this year's ShanghAI Lectures to the full PRO license, valid until 1 May 2012. We hope you find the exercises fun and instructive! And please remember: Deadline for exercise 2 is Monday 31 October 23:00 CET!

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Open letter from Rolf Pfeifer

Hi students and participants in the ShanghAI Lectures

Last week, due to technical problems and due to a relatively long introduction, we were losing quite a bit of time on the first part of the lecture (which is normally taught by myself). Some students suggested doing less switching to other sites in order not to lose too much time. I am happy to do that and give it a try.

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Important information for UZH/ETH students

If you are studying at UZH or ETH, please note the AI Lab's course information page.

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Great lineup of participating universities

This impressive lineup of universities will participate in the weekly videoconference lectures 2011.

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New website

The new ShanghAI Lectures website is now online.


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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