Published papers

Giorgio Metta, Giulio Sandini, Lorenzo Natale, Riccardo Manzotti. Artificial Development Approach to Presence. In Presence 2003. Aalborg, DK. Oct 6-8th, 2003.
Max Lungarella, Giorgio Metta, Rolf Pfeifer, Giulio Sandini. Developmental Robotics: A Survey. Connection Science. 15(4), pp. 151-190. 2003.
  Streri, A., & Gentaz, E. (2003). Cross-modal recognition of shape from hand to eyes in human newborns. Somatosensory & Motor Research, 20(1), 11-16.
Gómez, G. and Eggenberger Hotz, P. “Investigations on the robustness of an evolved learning mechanism for a robot arm”. In proceedings of the 8th conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, 2004.
Tarapore, G., Lungarella, M. and Gómez, G. “Fingerprinting Agent-Environment Interaction Via Information Theory”. In proceedings of the 8th conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, 2004.
Gómez, G. and Eggenberger Hotz, P. "An Evolved Learning Mechanism for Teaching a Robot to Foveate". In proceedings of AROB 9th Artificial Life and Robotics, Jan 28th-30th, 2004, Japan.
Valpola, H. (2004). Behaviourally meaningful representations from normalisation and context-guided denoising. Technical Report, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich.
L.Natale, G.Metta, G.Sandini. Learning haptic representation of objects. In International Conference on Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping. Genoa - Italy July 1-2, 2004.
Eggenberger Hotz, P. and Gómez, G. (2004). “The transfer problem from simulation to the real world in artificial evolution”. In Bedau, M., Husbands, P., Hutton, T., Kumar, S., and Suzuki, H. (Eds.) Workshop and Tutorial Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (Alife IX). pp. 17-20
Gómez, G., Lungarella, M., Eggenberger Hotz, P., Matsushita, K., and Pfeifer, R. (2004). “Simulating development in a real robot: on the concurrent increase of sensory, motor, and neural complexity”. In Berthouze, L., Kozima, H., Prince, C. G., Sandini, G., Stojanov, G., Metta, G., and Balkenius, C. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems. Lund University Cognitive Studies, 117. pp. 119-122.
H. Valpola and J. Särelä. Accurate, fast and stable denoising source separation algorithms. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Independent Component Analysis and Blind Signal Separation (ICA 2004), Granada, Spain, pp. 65-72, 2004.
  Streri, A. & Gentaz,E. (2004). Cross modal recognition of shape from hand to eyes and handedness in human newborns. Neuropsychologia, 42, 1365-1369.
  NADEL, J. et al. . (2004). Toward communication: first imitations in infants, children with autism and robots. Interdisciplinary Journal of interaction studies, 1, 45-75.
L.Natale, G.Metta, G.Sandini. A Developmental Approach to Grasping. In Developmental Robotics. A 2005 AAAI Spring Symposium. March 21-23rd, 2005. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
F. Orabona, G. Metta, G. Sandini. Object-based Visual Attention: a Model for a Behaving Robot. In 3rd International Workshop on Attention and Performance in Computational Vision within CVPR, San Diego, CA, USA. June 25, 2005.
L.Natale, F. Orabona, G. Metta, G. Sandini. Exploring the world through grasping: a developmental approach. In 6th CIRA Symposium, Espoo, Finland, June 27-30, 2005.
Gomez, G., Lungarella, M. and Tarapore, D. (2005) Information-theoretic approach to embodied category learning. Proc. of 10th Int. Conf. on Artificial Life and Robotics. (AROB 10): Proceedings of the 10th Int. Symp. on Artificial Life and Robotics, Beppu, Oita, Japan. pp. 332-337.
H. Valpola. Development of representations, categories and concepts--a hypothesis. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA 2005), Espoo, Finland, 2005.
J. Särelä and H. Valpola. Denoising source separation: a novel approach to ICA and feature extraction using denoising and Hebbian learning. In AI 2005 special session on correlation learning, Victoria, British-Columbia, Canada, pp. 45-56, 2005.
J. Särelä and H. Valpola. Denoising source separation. Journal of Machine Learning Research, 6:233-272, 2005.
  NADEL, J., SOUSSIGNAN, R., CANET, P., LIBERT, G., & GERARDIN, P. (2005). Two –month-old infants’s emotional state after non-contingent interaction. Infant Behavior and Development
  NADEL, J., PREPIN, K., & OKANDA, M. (2005). Experiencing contingency and agency: first step toward self-understanding? Interaction studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems, 6, 3, 447- 462.
  Manzotti R, An outline of an alternative view of conscious perception, TSC2005, Copenhagen, 2005.
Manzotti R. Villamira M. The "What" problem: the emergence of new goals in a robot, 6th CIRA Symposium, Espoo, Finland, June 27-30, 2005.
Manzotti R., Tagliasco V., From "behaviour-based" robots to "motivations-based" robots, in "Robotics and Autonomous Systems", 51 (2-3), 175-200, 2005.
Manzotti R. Tagliasco V, The What Problem: Can a Theory of Consciousness be Useful?, in "Yearbook of the Artificial", (3), Peter Lang (Ed.), Berna, 2005.
C. Beltran-Gonzalez, G. Sandini. Visual Attention Priming Based on Crossmodal Expectations. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2005), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 2-6 2005
  In press, submitted, etc.
Gomez, G., Hernandez, A., Eggenberger Hotz, P., and Pfeifer, R. (in press). An adaptive learning mechanism for teaching a robot to grasp. To appear in Proc. of AMAM 2005.
Tarapore, D., Lungarella, M. and Gomez, G. (2005). Quantifying patterns of agent-environment interaction. Robotics and Autonomous Systems (accepted for publication).
L. Natale, F. Orabona, G. Metta, G. Sandini. Exploring the world through manipulation: a developmental approach. Submitted to International Journal of Humanoid Robotics. 2005.
L. Natale, F. Orabona, F. Berton, G. Metta, G. Sandini. From sensorimotor development to object perception. Submitted to the International Conference of Humanoids Robotics. 2005.
G. Metta, P. Fitzpatrick, L. Natale. YARP: yet another robot platform. Submitted to International Journal on Advanced Robotics Systems Special Issue on Software Development and Integration in Robotics. 2005.
  SOUSSIGNAN, R., NADEL, J., CANET, P., & GERARDIN, P. (submitted). Sensitivity, not tiredness, accounts for 2-month-olds emotional changes during non-contingent maternal behavior.
  PREPIN, K., SIMON, M., MAHE, A-S, CANET, P., SOUSSIGNAN, R., & NADEL, J. (submitted). The effect of maternal mismatch between face and voice in 6-month-old infants.
  REVEL, A., & NADEL, J. (in press). How to build an imitator. In K. Dautenhahn & C. Nehaniv (Eds), Imitation in animals and artefacts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  Pascal Kaufmann and Gabriel Gomez (submitted). Developing Virtual Neural Tissue for Real-Time Applications: Growth and Dynamics of Spiking Neurons. Submitted to Neural Networks.
  Pascal Kaufmann and Gabriel Gomez (submitted). Brains for Robots: Virtual Neural Tissue for Real-Time Applications. Submitted to the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-9).

Links to climate papers (see deliverable D5.4 for details):


Slides from the kick-off meeting (Paris, January 2003):
A short presentation from the Venice 2003 meeting.
Presentation of the project:
    ppt presentation of the project (click here)
    a poster presented at the Presence2003 conference (click here 5.5Mb)
  Slides from the Munich review meeting (Munich, June 7-9th, 2004)
    ppt presentation at the community building meeting: click here
  Contributions for the Handbook of Presence Research (August 2004)
   MSWord document chapter on robotics: click here
   MSWord document chapter on intentionality: click here
Carlos Beltran: presentation at IROS 2005
NEW! CeBit participation (March 2005)
Abstract: click here
Leaflet: click here
Posters: poster1, poster2, poster3
NEW! Posters on development: poster1, poster2, poster3