Cognitive Systems Monographs

The Visual Neuroscience of Robotic Grasping

Achieving Sensorimotor Skills through Dorsal-Ventral Stream Integration

Authors: Chinellato, Eris, del Pobil, Angel P.

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  • State of the art robotics and neuroscience research
  • A novel point of view on the two visual streams theory, based on both theoretical and practical considerations, including robot implementations of computational models
  • An insightful read both for life scientists and engineers
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This book presents interdisciplinary research that pursues the mutual enrichment of neuroscience and robotics. Building on experimental work, and on the wealth of literature regarding the two cortical pathways of visual processing - the dorsal and ventral streams - we define and implement, computationally and on a real robot, a functional model of the brain areas involved in vision-based grasping actions.
Grasping in robotics is largely an unsolved problem, and we show how the bio-inspired approach is successful in dealing with some fundamental issues of the task. Our robotic system can safely perform grasping actions on different unmodeled objects, denoting especially reliable visual and visuomotor skills.
The computational model and the robotic experiments help in validating theories on the mechanisms employed by the brain areas more directly involved in grasping actions. This book offers new insights and research hypotheses regarding such mechanisms, especially for what concerns the interaction between the dorsal and ventral streams. Moreover, it helps in establishing a common research framework for neuroscientists and roboticists regarding research on brain functions.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Visual Neuroscience of Robotic Grasping
Book Subtitle
Achieving Sensorimotor Skills through Dorsal-Ventral Stream Integration
Authors
Series Title
Cognitive Systems Monographs
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20303-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20303-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20302-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37998-2
Series ISSN
1867-4925
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 165
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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