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

Emre UGUR emre at atr.jp
Fri Sep 7 02:36:37 PDT 2012

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

Submission of papers:         October 3, 2012
Notification of acceptance:   October 9, 2012
Submission of final papers:   October 16, 2012
Workshop:                     November 29, 2012

The objective of this full-day workshop is to gather researchers
contributing to the field of infant/robot learning and development.
Workshop will include a number of invited and contributed talks from
robotics and developmental psychology. We welcome paper submissions
on any aspect of infant/robot development and learning.

* Prof. Minoru Asada           (Osaka University, robotics)
* Prof. Claes von Hofsten      (Uppsala University, psychology)
* Prof. Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi (Kyoto University, psychology)
* Prof. Giulio Sandini         (IIT, robotics)
* Prof. Alexander Stoytchev    (Iowa State University, robotics)
* Prof. Ales Ude               (Jozef Stefan Institute, robotics)

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
capabilities of humans, the Developmental Robotics field was born as
an alternative to previous robot-learning or AI programming

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.

We expect submissions in two categories:
* Regular papers  (4-6 pages)
* Extended abstracts (2 pages)

All submissions will be peer reviewed, and accepted papers will be
presented orally in the workshop. Depending on the submission type,
the speakers will be given 15 to 25 minutes for their talk including

Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings that
will be distributed as CDs and will be available at the workshop

The papers should be prepared according to Humanoids 2012 guidelines
following the standard IEEE conference page layout, and submitted in
PDF by email to emre at atr.jp.

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


Emre Ugur, PhD
ATR, NIA Labs.
2-2-2 Hikaridai Seika-cho Soraku-gun
Kyoto 619-0288 Japan
email: emre at atr.jp
phone: +81 774 95 2403

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