To Afford or Not to Afford: A New Formalization of Affordances Toward Affordance-Based Robot Control

@article{Sahin2007ToAO,
  title={To Afford or Not to Afford: A New Formalization of Affordances Toward Affordance-Based Robot Control},
  author={Erol Sahin and Maya Cakmak and Mehmet Remzi Dogar and Emre Ugur and G{\"o}kt{\"u}rk {\"U}çoluk},
  journal={Adaptive Behaviour},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={447-472}
}
The concept of affordances was introduced by J.J. Gibson to e xplain how inherent “values” and “meanings” of things in the environment can be direc tly perceived and how this information can be linked to the action possibilities offered to the organism by the environment. Although introduced in Psychology, the concept influenced s tu ies in other fields ranging from Human-Computer Interaction to Autonomous Robotics. I n this paper, we first introduce the concept of affordances as conceived by J… CONTINUE READING
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