[robotics-worldwide] Epigenetic Robotics: Call for Participation

Birger Johansson m at birgerjohansson.com
Mon Oct 18 23:55:50 PDT 2010


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

EpiRob 2010

TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EPIGENETIC ROBOTICS:
Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems

Örenäs Castle, Sweden, November 5-7, 2010

http://www.epigenetic-robotics.org


INVITED SPEAKERS

Lola Cañamero (Adaptive Systems Research Group, University of Hertfordshire)
Mathias Osvath (Lund University Cognitive Science)
Germund Hesslow (Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University)


CONFERENCE THEME

Epigenetic systems, whether natural or artificial, share a prolonged
developmental process through which varied and complex cognitive and
perceptual structures emerge as a result of the interaction of an
embodied system with a physical and social environment.

Epigenetic robotics has the twofold goal of understanding biological
systems by the interdisciplinary integration between social/life and
engineering sciences and, simultaneously, that of enabling robots and
other artificial systems to autonomously develop skills for any
particular environment (instead of programming them to solve particular
goals for a specific environment). Interdisciplinary theory and
empirical evidence are used to inform epigenetic robotic models, and
these models can be used as theoretical tools to make experimental
predictions in developmental psychology and other disciplines studying
cognitive development in living systems.


Birger Johansson
Erol Sahin
Christian Balkenius


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