Cognitive Systems Monographs

A Roadmap for Cognitive Development in Humanoid Robots

Authors: Vernon, David, von Hofsten, Claes, Fadiga, Luciano

  • Applies natural cognitive systems to the problem of creating artificial cognitive systems
  • Identifies the essential principles of a system that can develop cognitive capabilities and it shows how these principles have been applied to the state-of-the-art humanoid robot: the iCub
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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This book addresses the central role played by development in cognition. The focus is on applying our knowledge of development in natural cognitive systems, specifically human infants, to the problem of creating artificial cognitive systems in the guise of humanoid robots. The approach is founded on the three-fold premise that (a) cognition is the process by which an autonomous self-governing agent acts effectively in the world in which it is embedded, (b) the dual purpose of cognition is to increase the agent's repertoire of effective actions and its power to anticipate the need for future actions and their outcomes, and (c) development plays an essential role in the realization of these cognitive capabilities. Our goal in this book is to identify the key design principles for cognitive development. We do this by bringing together insights from four areas: enactive cognitive science, developmental psychology, neurophysiology, and computational modelling. This results in roadmap comprising a set of forty-three guidelines for the design of a cognitive architecture and its deployment in a humanoid robot. The book includes a case study based on the iCub, an open-systems humanoid robot which has been designed specifically as a common platform for research on embodied cognitive systems. 

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“This is a book concerning the development of iCUB humanoid robots involving motor, sensorimotor, and cognitive architectures. This is a necessary monograph on the subject and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in robots. … This is a provocative and excellent book on robotics.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, August, 2014)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • A Conceptual Framework for Developmental Cognitive Systems

    Vernon, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Pre-natal Development and Core Abilities

    Vernon, David (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

  • The Development of Cognitive Capabilities in Infants

    Vernon, David (et al.)

    Pages 29-63

  • What Neurophysiology Teaches Us About Perception and Action

    Vernon, David (et al.)

    Pages 65-79

  • Computational Models of Cognition

    Vernon, David (et al.)

    Pages 81-99

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Roadmap for Cognitive Development in Humanoid Robots
Authors
Series Title
Cognitive Systems Monographs
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16904-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16904-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-16903-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42308-6
Series ISSN
1867-4925
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 229
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