Spatial Cognition

Spatial Cognition is concerned with the acquisition, organization, utilization, and revision of knowledge about spatial environments. These capabilities enable humans to manage basic and high-level cognitive tasks in everyday life. Numerous disciplines work together to understand spatial cognition in humans and in technical systems.


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  • Bringing together cognitively oriented scientists from Artificial Intelligence, psychology, linguistics, and geography
  • 17 projects throughout Germany
  • Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 1996 to 2002

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  • Symposium at KI 2006, Bremen, Germany
  • with Marvin Minsky, Aaron Sloman, Wolfgang Bibel, Jörg Siekmann, Wolfgang Wahlster, Sebastian Thrun, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Simon Schmitt