Erik Billing

Erik Billing has left the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University.

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Public Appearances

Lärardagarna 2012

This year, Erik takes part in the education days for teachers at elementary and upper secondary schools, held by the Faculty of Science and Technology. October 31, Erik is responsible for a workshop on how to use robots in education. 

Forskningsfredag

Research Friday is an event that takes place all over Europe, on September 28 2012. The goal of the event is to give people a chance to meet researchers in new and inspiring situations. Erik participates with a talk about the future of robotics, in Umivatoriet. More information at www.umu.se/forskning/popularvetenskap/evenemang/forskarfredag 

Swecog Summer School

Erik attends the Swecog summer school week, August 13-18, with a lecture on the interaction between the fields  of robotics and cognitive science. 

Folkbladet

May 2, 2012, Erik apears in the local newspaper in an article about his past life as a PhD student

NOT 2012

April 24 & 25, 2012. Within the project NOT (Nature and Technology) that brings pupils from elementary and secondary shools to Umeå University, Erik participates with the lecture Vad tänker robotar på?

Reading intentions

March 7, 2012, Erik presents his research at the workshop Reading Intentions, organized by Lund University and the Pufendorf Institute. 

Computer Sweden

March 2, 2012, Erik appears in the popular news magazine Computer Sweden, commenting the current and future development in the field of intelligent robots. Author: Anders Lotsson

Ny teknik

February 15, 2012, Erik appears in the Swedish magazine Ny Teknik, presenting his research and possible applications. Author: Stefan Nordberg

Äkta människor

Februari 6, 2012. The newly baked doctor appears in Swedish radio P4 Jönköping, commenting the Swedish tv-series Äkta människor and the possiblities for real world humanoid robots.

Disseration!

January 26, 2012, Erik presents his PhD thesis Cognition Rehearsed - Recognition and Reproduction of Demonstrated Behavior. Read more at cognitionreversed.com and Robotnyheter.se

Erik on the TV

January 24, 25 and 29, Erik appears in Swedish television SVT Västerbottensnytt, Nordnytt and Landet runt, discussing the future of humanoid robots.

True humans and real robots

January 23, 2012. Erik appears on InfoTech news and Robotnyheter.se, commenting the Swedish TV-series Äkta männisor and puts it in relation to the kind of robots that already exist, and may come in the future. 

Lärarlyftet

November 1, 2011. Erik gives an introduction to intelligent robotics for teachers within Lärarlyftet.

Vetenskapslunch

September 15, 2011. A popular science lunch seminar at Café Station in central Umeå. The theme is: What do robots think about? The audience receives an crash course in intelligent robotics - what does it mean to say that a machine is thinking and how is our society changing when autonomous machines enters our homes, streets and battlefields. More information at Vetenskapslunchsidan. More information at InfoTech

Workshop at Swecog Summer School

August 14, 2011. Erik is responsible for a workshop on data visualization at the Swecog Summer School. Read more at www.swecog.se.

Joint Statistical Seminar

May 31, 2011. Erik presents his research at a Joint Statistical Seminar. The seminar series is a cooperation between the Department of Statistics and the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Research presentation at the Swecog spring conference

May 14, 2011. Erik presents his research at the Swecog spring conference. Swecog is a Swedish National Graduate School on Cognitive Science and one of the main research networks on cognitive science in Sweden. More information is available at www.swecog.se.

Presentations for schools in Umeå

April 7, 2011. Within the project NOT (Nature and Technology) that brings pupils from elementary and secondary shools to Umeå University, Erik has two presentations with the title Fåglar, Fiskar, Flockar och Termiter

Umestudent för en helg

March 13, 2011. Umestudent för en helg let students from upper secondary shools arround Sweden visit Umeå University in order to see what it is about. Erik participates with two presentations with the title What robots think about.

Erik on the radio

January 27, 2011, Erik was interviewed for the program Vetenskap in Swedish radio, channel P4. Read more, or listen to the interview at sverigesradio.se. More information at InfoTech.

Everyday robotics

October 29, 2010. Togeather with the rest of the Intelligent Robotics Group in Umeå, Erik is discussing robots steping into everyday environments, in an interview by InfoTech Umeå.

Licentiate thesis

December 16, 2009, Erik presents his Licentiate thesis with the title Cognition Reversed - Robot Learning from Demonstration. Read more at cognitionreversed.com

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Publications

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Billing, Erik
Servin, Martin

Composer: A prototype multilingual model composition tool
MODPROD2013

2013

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Billing, Erik

Cognition Rehearsed: Recognition and Reproduction of Demonstrated Behavior

2012

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Billing, Erik
Hellström, Thomas
Janlert, Lars Erik

Predictive learning from demonstration

2011

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Billing, Erik
Hellström, Thomas
Janlert, Lars Erik

Robot learning from demonstration using predictive sequence learning

2011

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Billing, Erik
Hellström, Thomas
Janlert, Lars Erik

Simultaneous control and recognition of demonstrated behavior

2011

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Billing, Erik

Cognitive Perspectives on Robot Behavior
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence: 373-382

2010

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Billing, Erik
Hellström, Thomas
Janlert, Lars Erik

Model-free learning from demonstration
ICAART 2010 - Proceedings of the international conference on agents and artificial intelligence: 62-71

2010

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Billing, Erik
Hellström, Thomas

A formalism for learning from demonstration
Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 1(1): 1-13

2010

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Billing, Erik
Hellström, Thomas

Predictive Learning in Context
Proceedings of the tenth international conference on epigenetic robotics: 157-158

2010

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Billing, Erik
Hellström, Thomas
Janlert, Lars Erik

Behavior recognition for learning from demonstration
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation: 866-872

2010

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About

My name is Erik Billing and I'm a Phd student here at the Computing science department. I finished my master in Cognitive Science autumn 2005 and now I'm doing my third year of Phd studies, focusing on methods for robot learning. I'm a member of the Intelligent Robotics Group here at the department, and you can read more about our projects at the Intelligent Robotics webpage.

Teaching

Erik is also working as teacher for several courses in computing science, including Artificial Intelligence, Emergent Systems and Python programming.

Thesis proposals

 I'm also supervising bachelor and master thesis projects. If you are interested to do a project within artificial intelligence or intelligent robotics, please have a look at my current projects

Kunskapsstruktur

Parallel to his Phd studies Erik is the manager for Kunskapsstruktur, a small company developing advanced web-applications for knowledge retrieval. The main product is a system for web surveys, called Formulär. You may also check out Erik's personal webpage where you can find information about master thesis and programming projects.