Laurence Hafemeister

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In this paper, we propose a formal definition of the perception as a behavioral dynamical attraction basin. The perception is built from the integration of the sensori-motor flow. Psychological considerations and robotic experiments on an embodied " intelligent " system are provided to show how this definition can satisfy both psychologist and robotician(More)
We are interested in understanding how babies learn to recognize facial expressions without having a teaching signal allowing to associate a facial expression to a given abstract label (i.e the name of the facial expression ‘sadness’, ‘happiness’…). Our starting point was a mathematical model showing that if the baby uses(More)
Since Piaget, it is well accepded that higher level cognitive functions are settled on low level sensori-motor associations. In this paper , we will show that different kinds of interactive behaviors can emerge according to the kind of proprioceptive function available in a given sensori-motor system. We will study two different examples. In the first one,(More)
In this work, we are interested in understanding how emotional interactions with a social partner can bootstrap increasingly complex behaviors such as social referencing. Our idea is that social refer-encing as well as facial expression recognition can emerge from a simple sensori-motor system involving emotional stimuli. Without knowing that the other is(More)
—In this work, we study how emotional interactions with a social partner can bootstrap increasingly complex behaviors such as social referencing. Our idea is that social referencing as well as facial expression recognition can emerge from a simple sensory-motor system involving emotional stimuli. Without knowing that the other is an agent, the robot is able(More)
A wide variety of visual recognition systems are developed for precise tasks and types of objects. In this paper we would like to emphasize ways to build a more generic recognition system. Perception is one of these mechanisms that psychologists particularly pointed out as a fundamental one for actively organizing and making sense of input sensory(More)
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