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POETICON++ workshop on Object Affordances, at IROS 2015

Learning Object Affordances: a fundamental step to allow prediction, planning and tool use?


Full-day workshop @ IROS 2015, September 28, Hamburg, Germany.

Are object affordances a pre-requisite for prediciton and planning?
Are the basic mechanisms involved in the learning of affordances similar to ones that lead to tool use?
What are the algorithm and strategies that can support the emergence of this knowledge in robots?
Can affordances enable generalisation (and even creativity) in cognitive robots?

The goal of this full-day workshop is to try to answer these questions (and more!) while depicting the current state of the art concerning the modeling of affordances and motor cognition in humanoid robots, standing from a multi-disciplinary point of view, and to sketch the main challenges and future directions of the field.

The workshop will be held on Monday the 28th of September 2015, as part of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), that will take place in Hamburg, Germany.

A call for contribution is open.

This workshop is supported by the FP7 EU Project POETICON++ and by the IEEE RAS Technical Committees on Robot Learning, Humanoid Robotics and Cognitive Robotics.

More on the workshop webpage

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