Section: Highlights of the Year
Highlights of the Year
PY Oudeyer was awarded the prize Inria of Académie des Sciences (category young researchers, http://www.academie-sciences.fr/fr/Laureats/laureats-2018-prix-inria.html)
The Poppy Education ecosystem of educational robotics kits, associated technologies and educational community created by the Flowers team has been transferred to the newly created Poppy Station association (the creation process being coordinated by Didier Roy), gathering large scale national organizations including Ligue de l'enseignement, Hesam, IFE, EPFL, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, CESI, Le Cnam, Generation Robots, Pollen Robotics, Konex inc, see https://www.poppystation.org/
PY Oudeyer co-authored with his collaborator Jacqueline Gottlieb (Columbia Univ., NY) a review article  in the high impact journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience, entitled "Towards a neuroscience of active sampling and curiosity", https://www.nature.com/articles/s41583-018-0078-0
PY Oudeyer co-organized (with J. Gottlieb, A. Shankar and P. Zurn) the international conference "Curiosity: Emerging Sciences and Educational Innovations" at University of Pennsylvania, US, gathering researchers from multiple disciplines (neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, HCI, robotics, philosophy, education) around the topic of curiosity, learning and education. https://www.sp2.upenn.edu/sp2-event/curiosity-emerging-sciences-and-educational-innovations.