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Robots Bootstrapped through Learning from Experience

Project description


Cognitive Systems and Robotics
Xperience will implement a complete robot system for automating introspective, predictive, and interactive understanding of actions and dynamic situations based on structural bootstrapping
Humans are able to rapidly create new concepts and react to unanticipated situations using their experience. They use generative mechanisms, like imagining and internal simulation, based on prior knowledge to predict the immediate future. Current artificial cognitive systems do not yet use generative mechanisms in this way. The Xperience project addresses this problem by structural bootstrapping, an idea taken from language acquisition research: if you know the structure of a process the role of unknown actions and entities can be inferred from their location and use in the process. This approach will enable rapid generalisation and allow agents to communicate effectively. Xperience will have a major impact in a wide range of autonomous robotics applications that benefit from efficient learning through exploration, predictive reasoning and external guidance.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-6
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Ruediger DILLMANN (Prof.)

Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 603 038
Administrative Contact
Ruediger Dillmann (Prof.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 781 644
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Boris Puschtiz (Mr.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 208 900
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadja Daghbouche
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 781 692
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Norbert Krüger (Prof.)
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 846 070
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Chiara Andreoli (Ms.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 781 665
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarčič (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 630 991
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frederick Max-Lino (Mr.)