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YARP: Yet Another Robot Platform
The goal of YARP is to minimize the effort devoted to infrastructure-level software development by facilitating code reuse, modularity and so maximize research-level development and collaboration by encapsulating lessons from the experience in building humanoid robots. Expand
Tactile Sensing—From Humans to Humanoids
Tactile sensing, focused to fingertips and hands until past decade or so, has now been extended to whole body, even though many issues remain open, and various system issues that keep tactile sensing away from widespread utility are discussed. Expand
The iCub humanoid robot: an open platform for research in embodied cognition
The iCub is a humanoid robot for research in embodied cognition that will be able to crawl on all fours and sit up to manipulate objects and its hands have been designed to support sophisticate manipulation skills. Expand
Developmental robotics: a survey
This paper elucidates the main reasons and key motivations behind the convergence of fields with seemingly disparate interests, and shows why developmental robotics might prove to be beneficial for all fields involved. Expand
A Survey of Artificial Cognitive Systems: Implications for the Autonomous Development of Mental Capabilities in Computational Agents
A broad survey of the various paradigms of cognition, addressing cognitivist (physical symbol systems) approaches, emergent systems approaches, encompassing connectionist, dynamical, and enactive systems, and also efforts to combine the two in hybrid systems. Expand
Real-time model learning using Incremental Sparse Spectrum Gaussian Process Regression.
  • A. Gijsberts, G. Metta
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Neural networks : the official journal of the…
  • 1 May 2013
Empirical validation on a number of synthetic and real-life learning problems confirms that the performance of Incremental Sparse Spectrum Gaussian Process Regression is superior with respect to the popular Locally Weighted Projection Regression, while computational requirements are found to be significantly lower. Expand
Towards long-lived robot genes
The YARP robot software architecture, which helps organize communication between sensors, processors, and actuators so that loose coupling is encouraged, making gradual system evolution much easier, and is designed to play well with other architectures. Expand
The iCub humanoid robot: An open-systems platform for research in cognitive development
The iCub is described, which was designed to support collaborative research in cognitive development through autonomous exploration and social interaction and which has attracted a growing community of users and developers. Expand
iCub: the design and realization of an open humanoid platform for cognitive and neuroscience research
The design of the mechanisms and structures forming the basic 'body' of the iCub are described and kinematic structures dynamic design criteria, actuator specification and selection, and detailed mechanical and electronic design are considered. Expand
Learning about objects through action - initial steps towards artificial cognition
It is shown how the humanoid robots can learn how to poke and prod objects to obtain a consistently repeatable effect and to interpret a poking action performed by a human manipulator. Expand