Found 7 results.

using local models to control movement

Author(s): Christopher G. Atkeson
Venue: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems
Year Published: 1990
Keywords: cognitive sciences
Expert Opinion: seminal work on using learned local linear models for robot learning

cognitive developmental robotics: a survey

Author(s): Minoru Asada, Koh Hosoda, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Toshio Inui, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Masaki Ogino, and Chisato Yoshida
Venue: IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development
Year Published: 2009
Keywords: survey, humanoid robotics, cognitive sciences, visual perception
Expert Opinion: I really like the overview of cognitive robotics, where learning can be applied and what the required parts are essential to learning and cognitive (artificial) systems.

how the body shapes the way we think: a new view of intelligence

Author(s): Rolf Pfeifer and Josh Bongard
Venue: How the Body Shapes the Way We Think: A New View of Intelligence
Year Published: 2006
Keywords: cognitive sciences
Expert Opinion: The reason why I picked these articles and books is because I think that robot learning cannot be separated from the cognitive architecture supporting the learning processes. The first two reference highlight the importance and role of embodiment (in humans and robots) and the fact that in physical systems part of the learning process is embedded in the morphology and material.

experiments in synthetic psychology

Author(s): Valentino Braitenberg
Venue: MIT Press
Year Published: 1986
Keywords: cognitive sciences
Expert Opinion: This book gave rise to the concept of Braitenberg Vehicles. It follows a sequence of simple thought experiments, starting with the idea that light sensors attached to motors can generate a machine that can simulate a desire for or aversion to light. These concepts are made progressively more complex, ranging up to machines that can display sophisticated behaviours. This is an interesting foundational take on emergent intelligence.

the coordination of arm movements: an experimentally confirmed mathematical model

Author(s): Tamar Flash, Neville Hogans
Venue: Journal of Neuroscience
Year Published: 1985
Keywords: optimal control, cognitive sciences, dynamical systems
Expert Opinion: This paper is part of a set of papers that outlines important points about synergy formation in neuroscience and robotics along a fil-rouge during the last 40 years: a) the coordination of multiple joints in goal directed movement, b) the characterization of "biological motion‚", c) the equilibrium point hypothesis, d) the role of force fields for motor coordination, e) the extension of the equilibrium point hypothesis from real (overt) movements to covert (real) movements, f) the characterization of synergy formation as the simulation of an internal body model. In particular, this paper explained the bell-shape of the speed profile in human arm reaching movements in terms of optimal control. The observation had been first made in Morasso P (1981) Spatial control of arm movements. Experimental Brain Research.

developmental robotics: from babies to robots

Author(s): A Cangelosi, M Schlesinger
Venue: Book
Year Published: 2015
Keywords: humanoid robotics, reinforcement learning, cognitive sciences
Expert Opinion: This book gave the first broad overview of the field of developmental robotics.

artificial cognitive systems: a primer

Author(s): David Vernon
Venue: Book
Year Published: 2014
Keywords: cognitive sciences, dynamical systems, neural networks, humanoid robotics
Expert Opinion: David Vernon's two references highlight the importance of the architecture and the role of its components in learning how to execute and interpret actions. The second is a must-read book for who is interested in the field of artificial cognitive systems.