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Cognitive Systems Monographs

Cognitive Systems Monographs
35 Volumes | 2009 - 2018


The Cognitive Systems Monographs (COSMOS) publish new developments and advances in the fields of cognitive systems research, rapidly and informally but with a high quality. The intent is to bridge cognitive brain science and biology with engineering disciplines. It covers all the technical contents, applications, and multidisciplinary aspects of cognitive systems, such as Bionics, System Analysis, System Modelling, System Design, Human Motion, Understanding, Human Activity Understanding, Learning of Behaviour, Man-Machine Interaction, Smart and Cognitive Environments, Human and Computer Vision, Neuroinformatics, Humanoids, Biologically motivated systems and artefacts Autonomous Systems, Linguistics, Sports Engineering, Computational Intelligence, Biosignal Processing, or Cognitive Materials - as well as the methodologies behind them. Within the scope of the series are monographs, lecture notes, selected contributions from specialized conferences and workshops, as well as selected PhD theses.

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All books of the series Cognitive Systems Monographs

2018 | Book

Engineering Computational Emotion - A Reference Model for Emotion in Artificial Systems

This book provides a new perspective on emotion in artificial systems. It presents an insightful explanation of how emotion might emerge deep inside the systems, and emotional behaviour could be seen as a consequence of their internal management.

2018 | Book

Machine Learning for the Quantified Self

On the Art of Learning from Sensory Data

This book explains the complete loop to effectively use self-tracking data for machine learning. While it focuses on self-tracking data, the techniques explained are also applicable to sensory data in general, making it useful for a wider …

2018 | Book

Investigations in Computational Sarcasm

This book describes the authors’ investigations of computational sarcasm based on the notion of incongruity. In addition, it provides a holistic view of past work in computational sarcasm and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

2017 | Book

Advances in Neuromorphic Hardware Exploiting Emerging Nanoscale Devices

This book covers all major aspects of cutting-edge research in the field of neuromorphic hardware engineering involving emerging nanoscale devices. Special emphasis is given to leading works in hybrid low-power CMOS-Nanodevice design. The book …

2017 | Book

The Evolved Athlete: A Guide for Elite Sport Enhancement

This handbook provides insights into becoming a better and more evolved athlete. It offers aspiring athletes, regardless of skill level, a better understanding of their bodies and how to unlock the unlimited potential of muscles without injury.
It …

2016 | Book

Principles of Neural Information Processing

In this fundamental book the authors devise a framework that describes the working of the brain as a whole. It presents a comprehensive introduction to the principles of Neural Information Processing as well as recent and authoritative research. T

2016 | Book

The Visual Neuroscience of Robotic Grasping

Achieving Sensorimotor Skills through Dorsal-Ventral Stream Integration

This book presents interdisciplinary research that pursues the mutual enrichment of neuroscience and robotics. Building on experimental work, and on the wealth of literature regarding the two cortical pathways of visual processing - the dorsal and ve

2016 | Book

Anticipation Across Disciplines

Never before was anticipation more relevant to the life and activity of humankind than it is today. “It is no overstatement to suggest that humanity’s future will be shaped by its capacity to anticipate….” (Research Agenda for the 21st

2016 | Book

Multimodal Computational Attention for Scene Understanding and Robotics

This book presents state-of-the-art computational attention models that have been successfully tested in diverse application areas and can build the foundation for artificial systems to efficiently explore, analyze, and understand natural scenes.

2015 | Book

Anticipation: Learning from the Past

The Russian/Soviet Contributions to the Science of Anticipation

This volume presents the work of leading scientists from Russia, Georgia, Estonia, Lithuania, Israel and the USA, revealing major insights long unknown to the scientific community. Without any doubt their work will provide a springboard for furthe

2015 | Book

Embodied Social Cognition

This book clarifies the role and relevance of the body in social interaction and cognition from an embodied cognitive science perspective. Theories of embodied cognition have during the last decades offered a radical shift in explanations of the h

2015 | Book

New Development in Robot Vision

The field of robotic vision has advanced dramatically recently with the development of new range sensors. Tremendous progress has been made resulting in significant impact on areas such as robotic navigation, scene/environment understanding, and v

2015 | Book

Enhancing Performance and Reducing Stress in Sports: Technological Advances

This book is designed to help athletes and individuals interested in high sports performance in their journey towards the perfection of human sports abilities and achievements. It has two main goals: accelerating the acquisition of motor skills an

2014 | Book

From Robot to Human Grasping Simulation

The human hand and its dexterity in grasping and manipulating objects are some of the hallmarks of the human species. For years, anatomic and biomechanical studies have deepened the understanding of the human hand’s functioning and, in parallel, t

2014 | Book

Spatial Temporal Patterns for Action-Oriented Perception in Roving Robots II

An Insect Brain Computational Model

This book presents the result of a joint effort from different European Institutions within the framework of the EU funded project called SPARK II, devoted to device an insect brain computational model, useful to be embedded into autonomous rob

2014 | Book

From Animals to Robots and Back: Reflections on Hard Problems in the Study of Cognition

A Collection in Honour of Aaron Sloman

Cognitive Science is a discipline that brings together research in natural and artificial systems and this is clearly reflected in the diverse contributions to From Animals to Robots and Back.

In tribute to Aaron Sloman and his pionee

2014 | Book


When all faces look the same

This book provides readers with a simplified and comprehensive account of the cognitive and neural bases of face perception in humans. Faces are ubiquitous in our environment and we rely on them during social interactions. The human face processin

2013 | Book

Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Bipedal Walking

The model-based investigation of motions of anthropomorphic systems is an important interdisciplinary research topic involving specialists from many fields such as Robotics, Biomechanics, Physiology, Orthopedics, Psychology, Neurosciences, Sports,

2012 | Book

The Playful Machine

Theoretical Foundation and Practical Realization of Self-Organizing Robots

Autonomous robots may become our closest companions in the near future. While the technology for physically building such machines is already available today, a problem lies in the generation of the behavior for such complex machines. Nature propo

2012 | Book

Knowledge Representations for Planning Manipulation Tasks

In this book, the capability map, a novel general representation of the kinematic capabilities of a robot arm, is introduced. The capability map allows to determine how well regions of the workspace are reachable for the end effector in different