About the CNC Research Group

Welcome to CNC group that is based at the Department of Applied Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics (FMPI), of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Although biased towards informatics, our group aims at interdisciplinary research and is strongly connected with our master programme in cognitive science (MEi:CogSci).
We are also part of the Centre for Cognitive Science in Slovakia.

The CNC research focuses on computational approaches to cognition, namely in the areas of:

  • language acquisition and processing, symbol grounding, cognitive semantics
  • developmental cognitive robotics, covering both low-level (sensorimotor) and high-level (reasoning) behaviors.

For computational robotic experiments, we mostly use the iCub simulator of the humanoid robotic child. Our preferred computational framework is based on artificial neural networks and a general adaptive method based on the so-called distinguishing criteria (developed at our department; formally resembling RBF neurons).

The group also pursues experimental research to study motor action learning and understanding using the EEG measurement device (thank to the subsidy from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation).