Babybot challenge: Motor skills

Patricia Shaw, Daniel Lewkowicz, Alexandros Giagkos, James Law, Suresh Kumar, Christian De Masson D'Autume, Mark Lee, Qiang Shen

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Abstract

In 1984, von Hofsten performed a longitudinal study of early reaching in infants between the ages of 1 week and 19 weeks. This paper proposes a possible model using excitation of various subsystems to reproduce the longitudinal study. The model is then implemented and tested on an iCub humanoid robot, and the results compared to the original study. The resulting model shares interesting similarities to the data presented by von Hofsten, in particular a slight dip in the quantity of reaching. However, the dip is shifted along by a few weeks, and the analysis of hand behaviour is inconclusive based on the data recorded.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Joint International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics, ICDL-EpiRob 2015
PublisherIEEE
Pages47-54
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781467393201
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2015
Event5th Joint International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics, ICDL-EpiRob 2015 - Providence, United States
Duration: 13 Aug 201516 Aug 2015

Conference

Conference5th Joint International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics, ICDL-EpiRob 2015
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence
Period13/08/1516/08/15

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