[robotics-worldwide] Program and CfP: Humanoids 2012 Workshop on Developmental Robotics

Emre UGUR emre at atr.jp
Tue Oct 16 21:59:19 PDT 2012

Dear all,

Below please find the Program for the "Humanoids 2012 Workshop on
Developmental Robotics" that will be held in Osaka, Japan, on November
29, 2012. The one day program includes 6 invited and 9 contributed
talks related to infant/robot learning and development. We cordially
invite you to attend the workshop to hear from world-leading
researchers, and contribute to the workshop by sharing your ideas in
stimulating discussions.


[09:30-09:40] Welcome: Dr. Emre Ugur, ATR, Japan

[09:40-10:20] (Keynote) Prof. Claes von Hofsten
                         Uppsala University, Sweden

[10:20-11:00] (Keynote) Assist. Prof. Alexander Stoytchev
                         Iowa State University, USA
Short break

[11:05-11:25] The object pairing and matching task: Toward Montessori
               tests for robots, C. Schenck and A. Stoytchev

[11:25-11:45] Using depth to increase robot visual attention accuracy
               during tutoring, C. Penaloza, Y.Mae, K.Ohara and T.Arai

[11:45-12:05] Keyword detection in human robot tutoring scenarios,
               C.Dondrup, K.S.Lohan, J.Saunders, C.Nehaniv and B.Wrede

[13:00-13:40] (Keynote) Prof. Giulio Sandini
                         Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

[13:40-14:20] (Keynote) Dr. Ales Ude,
                         Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

[14:20-14:35] Forming goal-directed memory for cognitive development,
               E. Wieser and G. Cheng

[14:35-14:50] Goal babbling: A new concept for early sensorimotor
               exploration, M. Rolf and J. Steil

[14:50-15:05] Uterine environment guides organization of somatosensory
               area: a computational approach A. Nakashima, Y. Yamada
               and Y. Kuniyoshi
Coffee break

[15:15-15:55] (Keynote) Prof. Jun Tani
                         Korean Advanced Science and Technology, Korea

[15:55-16:15] Towards robots with teleological action and language
               understanding, B. Wrede, K. Rohlfing, J. Steil,
               S. Wrede, P.-Y. Oudeyer and J. Tani

[16:15-16:30] Central tendency in space perception varies in
               development and is altered in human-robot interactive
               tasks", A. Sciutti, A. D. Prete, L. Natale, D. Burr,
               G. Sandini and M. Gori

[16:30-16:50] Cognitive development through a neurologically-based
               learning framework, J. Nassour and G. Cheng

[16:50-17:00] (Keynote) Prof. Minoru Asada
                         Osaka University, Japan

Humanoids 2012 Workshop on Developmental Robotics
   Can developmental robotics yield human-like cognitive abilities?

in conjunction with
2012 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
             Osaka, Japan, November 29th, 2012

The state-of-the-art robots designed for specific tasks exhibit
abilities that surpass those of human. However, no robot can pass the
motor and cognitive capabilities of a 3 years old child. To create
machines that parallel or even pass the motor and cognitive capabili-
ties of humans, the Developmental Robotics field was born as an
alternative to previous robot-learning or AI programming approaches.

The aim of this one-day workshop is two-fold. First, we will remind
ourselves about the promises of the developmental robotics and the
achievements obtained until now. Our speakers from developmental
psychology will also discuss cognitive capabilities of human infants
in different developmental stages and the possible mechanisms of
acquiring these capabilities.

Second, we will motivate our speakers to comment on how different
developmental stages and computational models developed so far can be
combined to achieve a coherent model that explains all different
developmental stages, and how higher-level cognitive competence can
emerge in this developmental progression.

* Emre Ugur, ATR, Japan
* Yukie Nagai, Osaka University, Japan
* Erhan Oztop, Ozyegin University, Turkey
* Minoru Asada, Osaka University, Japan


Emre Ugur, Ph.D.
Researcher, ATR NIA Labs.
2-2-2 Hikaridai Seika-cho Soraku-gun
Kyoto 619-0288 Japan
Tel: +81 774 95 2403

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