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Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots

Dal 2009-01-01 al 2013-04-30, progetto concluso | IM-CLeVeR Sito web

Dettagli del progetto

Costo totale:

EUR 7 726 783

Contributo UE:

EUR 5 899 884

Coordinato in:

Italy

Invito a presentare proposte:

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

Meccanismo di finanziamento:

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.

Obiettivo

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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Contatto coordinatore

Gianluca BALDASSARRE, (Coordinator)
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Coordinatore

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 1 681 479


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
00185 ROMA
Italy
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: Vitali Isabella
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Partecipanti

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALEDELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland

Contributo UE: EUR 1 005 367


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

Contributo UE: EUR 571 532


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

Contributo UE: EUR 378 449


VIA ALVARO DEL PORTILLO 21
00128 ROMA
Italy
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Gianfilippo Capriotti
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THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 770 923


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

Contributo UE: EUR 589 180


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

Contributo UE: EUR 902 954


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