Developmental Robotics AAAI Spring Symposium, 2005

Monday, March 21 2005
9:00 Welcome and Introduction
Doug Blank and Lisa Meeden
Paper session: Philosophical Issues for Developmental Robotics
9:30 Evolving AI
Pentti Kanerva
10:00 How cognizers come to know their world and what this implies for cognitive robots
Alexander Kovacs and Haruki Ueno
10:30 BREAK
Paper session: Manipulation and Self-Awareness
11:00 Learning about the self and others through contingency
Kevin Gold and Brian Scassellati
11:30 Toward learning the binding affordances of objects: A behavior-grounded approach
Alexander Stoytchev
12:00 A developmental approach to grasping
Lorenzo Natale, Giorgio Metta and Giulio Sandini
12:30 LUNCH
Paper session: Intrinsic Motivation
2:00 Auto-supervised learning in the Bayesian programming framework
Pierre Dangauthier, Pierre Bessiere and Anne Spalanzani
2:30 Intrinsically motivated reinforcement learning: A promising framework for developmental robot learning
Andrew Stout, George Konidaris and Andrew Barto
3:00 The Playground environment: Task-independent development of a curious robot
Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Frederic Kapalan, Verena Hafner and Andrew Whyte
3:30 BREAK
Panel session: Intrinsic Motivation
4:00 - 5:30 Andrew Barto, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Michael Littman, and James Marshall
Tuesday, March 22 2005
Paper session: Developmental Architectures
9:00 Perceptual memory and learning: Recognizing, categorizing, and relating
Stan Franklin
9:30 A framework for the development of robot behavior
Roderic Grupen and Manfred Huber
10:00 Automatic language acquisition by an autonomous robot
Stephen Levinson, Kevin Squire, Ruei-sung Lin and Matthew McClain
10:30 BREAK
Special Session: Bootstrapping Commonsense Knowledge Through Sensorimotor Experience
11:00 - 12:30 Bootstrap Learning of Foundational Representations
Patrick Beeson, Benjamin Kuipers and Joseph Modayil

12:30 LUNCH
Paper session: Psychologically-Inspired Models of Development
2:00 An embodied mechanism for autonomous action selection and dynamic motivation
Lee Mccauley
2:30 Towards a what-and-where model of infants' object representations
Matthew Schlesinger and Roberto Limongi
3:00 Self-Motivated Development Through Rewards for Predictor Errors/Improvements
Juergen Schmidhuber

3:30 BREAK
Special session
4:00 - 5:30 Poster session
Learning to focus reasoning in a reactive agent
Nima Asgharbeygi and Negin Nejati

Biologically Inspired Autonomous Mental Development Model Based on Visual Selective Attention Mechanism
Sang-Woo Ban, Hirotaka Niitsuma, and Minho Lee

Driven by novelty? Integrating executive attention and emotion for autonomous cognitive development
Jason Garforth and Anthony Meehan

SOVEREIGN: A self-organizing, vision, expectation, recognition, emotion, intelligent, goal-oriented navigation system
William Gnadt and Stephen Grossberg

Using robots for the study of human social development
Hideki Kozima, Cocoro Nakagawa and Hiroyuki Yano

Scale invariant associationism, liquid state machines, and general purpose ontogenetic learning in robotics
Anthony Morse

Learning at the edge of chaos: Temporal coupling of spiking neurons controller for autonomous robotics
Hedi Soula, Aravind Alwan and Guillaume Beslon

Plenary session
6:00 - 7:00 Each symposium has a representative that presents their topic in a 10-minute slot
Wednesday, March 23 2005
Paper and Panel Session: Tasks and developmental robotics
9:00 - 10:30 Doug Blank, Michael Rilee, Juergen Schmidhuber, Juyang Weng
An emergent framework for self-motivation in developmental robotics
Jim Marshall, Douglas Blank, and Lisa Meeden

Working notes on a developmental approach to autonomous spacecraft and the recovery of the Hubble Space Telescope
Michael Rilee, Steven A. Curtis, John E. Dorband, Cynthia Y. Cheung, Jacqueline J. LeMoigne, David E. Lary, and Hamse Y. Mussa

Juergen Schmidhuber

Muddy tasks and the necessity of autonomous mental development
Juyang Weng

10:30 BREAK
11:00 - 12:30Demos, videos, and tools