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Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots

Desde 2009-01-01 hasta 2013-04-30, proyecto cerrado | IM-CLeVeR Sitio web

Detalles del proyecto

Coste total:

EUR 7 726 783

Aportación de la UE:

EUR 5 899 884

Coordinado en:

Italy

Convocatoria de propuestas:

FP7-ICT-2007-3See other projects for this call

Régimen de financiación:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Robot design methodology for skills acquisition
<a href="http://www.im-clever.eu" target="_blank">IM-CLeVeR</a> aims to develop a new methodology for designing robots controllers that can cumulatively learn new efficient skills through autonomous development based on intrinsic motivations and reuse such skills for accomplishing multiple, complex, and externally-assigned tasks. During skill-exploitation, the robots will exhibit fast learning capabilities and a high versatility in solving tasks defined by external users due to their capacity of flexibly re-using, composing and readapting previously acquired skills. The project will advance the scientific and technological state of the art, both in terms of theory and implementations, in autonomous learning systems and robots.

Objetivo

IM-CLeVeR aims to develop a new methodology for designing robots controllers that can: (1) cumulatively learn new efficient skills through autonomous development based on intrinsic motivations, and (2) reuse such skills for accomplishing multiple, complex, and externally-assigned tasks. During skill-acquisition, the robots will behave like children at play which acquire skills autonomously on the basis of "intrinsic motivations". During skill-exploitation, the robots will exhibit fast learning capabilities and a high versatility in solving tasks defined by external users due to their capacity of flexibly re-using, composing and re-adapting previously acquired skills.This overall goal will be pursued investigating three fundamental scientific and technological issues: (1) the mechanisms of abstraction of sensory information; (2) the mechanisms underlying intrinsic motivations, e.g. "curiosity drives" that learn to focus attention and learning capabilities on "zones of proximal development"; (3) hierarchical recursive architectures which permit cumulative learning. The study of these issues will also be fuelled by a reverse-engineering effort aiming at reproducing with bio-mimetic models the results of empirical experiments run with monkeys, children, and human adults. The controllers proposed will be validated with challenging demonstrators based on a single humanoid robotic platform (iCub).As a main outcome, the project will significantly advance the scientific and technological state of the art, both in terms of theory and implementations, in autonomous learning systems and robots. This overall goal will be achieved on the basis of the integrated work of a highly interdisciplinary Consortium involving leading international neuroscientists, psychologists, roboticists and machine-learning researchers.

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Contacto del coordinador

Gianluca BALDASSARRE, (Coordinator)
Tel.: +39 06 44 595 231
Fax: +39 06 44 595 243
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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 1 681 479


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
00185 ROMA
Italy
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Vitali Isabella
Tel.: +39 06 44595 323
Fax: +39 06 44595 243
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Participantes

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 1 005 367


STABILE LE GERRE
6928 MANNO
Switzerland
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Carlo Lepori
Tel.: +41 58 666 6672
Fax: +41 58 666 6661
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STIFTUNG FRANKFURT INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 571 532


RUTH MOUFANG STRASSE 1
60438 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Gisbert Jockenhöfer
Tel.: +49 69 798 47610
Fax: +49 69 798 47611
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UNIVERSITA CAMPUS BIO MEDICO DI ROMA
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 378 449


VIA ALVARO DEL PORTILLO 21
00128 ROMA
Italy
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Gianfilippo Capriotti
Tel.: +3906225419146
Fax: +3906225419456
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THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom

Aportación de la UE: EUR 770 923


FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
S10 2TN SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Peter Redgrave
Tel.: +44 114 222 6562
Fax: 44 1142221455
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UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom

Aportación de la UE: EUR 589 180


CROMORE ROAD
BT52 1SA COLERAINE
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Ann Marie Patton
Tel.: +44 (0) 28 70324378
Fax: +44 (0) 28 70324905
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ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

Aportación de la UE: EUR 902 954


King Street, Old College
SY232AX ABERYSTWYTH
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Emyr Reynolds
Tel.: +44 1970 622257
Fax: +44 1970 621753
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