[robotics-worldwide] [journals][CALL FOR PAPERS] First Call: Special Issue on Sensorimotor Contingencies for Cognitive Robots
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CALL FOR PAPERS - FIRST CALL
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
Special Issue on Sensorimotor Contingencies for Cognitive Robotics
The sensorimotor approach to cognition states that the key to bring
semantics to the world of a robot requires making the robot learn the
relation between the actions that the robot performs and the change it
experiences in its sensed data because of those actions. Those relations
are called sensorimotor contingencies (SMC). The SMC approach breaks
completely the classic sense-plan-act pipe that rules most of today's
autonomous robots, by mixing sensation with action,
aiming to bridge the gap between symbolic data and semantics for robots.
The goal of bringing SMCs to robotics is to build robots with a more
robust behavior in real environments.
In order to have robots outside of controlled environment, we need
robots that understand their own environments, and it looks like a way
to achieve this is by making the robot build by itself the SMCs that are
common to every environment. Having robots that can generate such laws,
will allow them to understand the world they are immersed, and make them
by hence, more robust in real environments.
There is a lot of literature that describes SMC models but just a few
provide a formalization and even less, apply the formalization to real
robots. With this issue, we want to stress the necessity of validating
the theory on real robots, in order to produce more robust robots.
The subjects of the special issue include, but are not limited to:
# How can we build a robot based on SMCs?
# How can a robot build (semantic) concepts by itself through SMCs
# How can a robot use built concepts to solve tasks?
# How can concepts scale and create more complex (abstract) concepts?
# Is embodiment required for the creation of concepts? Up to which level?
# How much pregiven knowledge is required in a robot to create concepts?
# How can a robot be more robust (work properly in real-life
environments) by being based in SMCs?
Papers submitted must have not been published previously, though they
may represent significant extensions of prior work. All papers will be
reviewed in accordance with IEEE policy.
The guest editors of this special issue:
# Ricardo Téllez, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
# Guillem Alenyà, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
# Cecilio Angulo, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
# Kevin O'Regan, National Center for Scientific Research, France
# Submission deadline: March 31, 2016
# Notifications and reviews to authors: June 30, 2016
# Final camera ready version submission: August 31, 2016
Special issue to appear: Early 2007
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