Babybot Challenge: Motor Skills

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Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics
Place of PublicationProvidence, RI USA
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages47-54
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-9319-5
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2015
EventIEEE ICDL - EPIROB 2015, 5th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics - Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Duration: 13 Aug 201516 Aug 2015

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ConferenceIEEE ICDL - EPIROB 2015, 5th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics
CountryUnited States of America
Period13 Aug 201516 Aug 2015
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Abstract

In 1984, von Hofsten performed a longitudinal study of early reaching in infants between the ages of 1 week and 19 weeks. This paper proposes a possible model using excitation of various subsystems to reproduce the longitudinal study. The
model is then implemented and tested on an iCub humanoid robot, and the results compared to the original study. The resulting model shares interesting similarities to the data presented by von Hofsten, in particular a slight dip in the quantity of reaching. However, the dip is shifted along by a few weeks, and the analysis of hand behaviour is inconclusive based on the data recorded.