Humanoids 2012 Workshop on Developmental Robotics

Can developmental robotics yield human-like cognitive abilities?

Osaka, Japan, November 29th, 2012

  • Workshop takes place in Room MB, 6th floor of the conference venue. (Floor map)
09:30-09:40 Welcome: Dr. Emre Ugur, ATR, Kyoto, Japan
09:40-10:20 Invited talk: Action as a founding principle of cognitive development in humans and robots
Dr. Claes von Hofsten, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
10:20-11:00 Invited talk: Developmental Approach to Robotic Intelligence
Dr. Alexander Stoytchev, Iowa State University, USA.
11:00-11:05 Short break
11:05-11:25 The object pairing and matching task: Toward Montessori tests for robots
Connor Schenck* and Alexander Stoytchev
11:25-11:45 Using depth to increase robot visual attention accuracy during tutoring
Christian Penaloza*, Yasushi Mae, Kenichi Ohara and Tatsuo Arai
11:45-12:05 Keyword detection in human robot tutoring scenarios
Christian Dondrup*, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Joe Saunders, Hagen Lehmann, Chrystopher Nehaniv and Britta Wrede
12:05-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:40 Invited talk: Developmental Robotics: Where from and Where to (a personal view)
Dr. Giulio Sandini, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy.
13:40-14:20 Invited talk: Integrating visual perception and manipulation for autonomous learning of object representations
Dr. Ales Ude, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
14:20-14:35 Forming goal-directed memory for cognitive development
Erhard Wieser* and Gordon Cheng
14:35-14:50 Goal babbling: a new concept for early sensorimotor exploration
Matthias Rolf* and Jochen Steil
14:50-15:05 Uterine environment guides organization of somatosensory area: a computational approach
Akimasa Nakashima*, Yasunori Yamada and Yasuo Kuniyoshi
15:05-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-15:55 Invited talk: Development of functional hierarchy for actions and motor imageries: a synthetic neurorobotics experiment
Dr. Jun Tani, Korean Advanced Science and Technology, Korea.
15:55-16:15 Towards robots with teleological action and language understanding
Britta Wrede*, Katharina Rohlfing, Jochen Steil, Sebastian Wrede, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer and Jun Tani
16:15-16:30 Central tendency in space perception varies in development and is altered in human-robot interactive tasks
Alessandra Sciutti*, Andrea Del Prete, Lorenzo Natale, David Burr, Giulio Sandini and Monica Gori
16:30-16:50 Cognitive development through a neurologically-based learning framework
John Nassour* and Gordon Cheng
16:50-17:00 Invited talk: Closing remarks: Constructive Developmental Science Based on Understanding the Process from Neuro-Dynamics to Social Interaction
Dr. Minoru Asada, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan