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Extending Sensorimotor Contingencies to Cognition

Project description


Cognitive Systems and Robotics

The majority of current robot architectures is based on a perception-then-action control strategy. This project will adopt a theoretical perspective that turns this classical view upside-down and emphasizes the constitutive role of action for perception. The key concept of our project is based on that of sensorimotor contingencies, that is, relations between actions and associated changes in sensory input. Extended sensorimotor contingencies ( eSMCs ) may be exploited for the definition of object concepts and action plans and their mastery can lead to goal-oriented behavior. The project investigates and validates the concept of eSMCs in natural cognitive systems, by carrying out behavioural and neurophysiological studies on healthy human subjects and patients with movement dysfunctions.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-6
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HAMBURG-EPPENDORF
Address
Martinistrasse 52
20251 Hamburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 033 598
Administrative Contact
Andreas K. Engel (Prof.)

Participants (6)

University of Zurich
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 556 000
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rolf Pfeifer (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET OSNABRUECK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 518 032
Address
Neuer Graben/schloss 29
49074 Osnabrueck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter König (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 550 020
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Martín (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 438 685
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ione Isasa (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 548 800
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jeanna Ayoubi (Ms.)
FUNDACION IKERBASQUE-IKERBASQUE FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Plaza Euskadi 5, Planta 19
48009 Bilbao
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aitor Ayesta (Mr.)