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)
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)
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 a sensory motor architecture for(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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