Vision-motor abstraction toward robot cognition

Fady Alnajjar, Abdul Rahman Hafiz, Indra Bin Mohd Zin, Kazuyuki Murase

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Based on indications from neuroscience and psychology, both perception and action can be internally simulated in organisms by activating sensory and/or motor areas in the brain without actual sensory input and/or without any resulting behavior. This phenomenon is usually used by the organisms to cope with missing external inputs. Applying such a phenomenon in a real robot recently has taken the attention of many researchers. Although some work has been reported on this issue, none of it has so far considered the potential of the robot's vision at the sensorimotor abstraction level, where extracting data from the environment to build the internal representation takes place. In this study, a novel vision-motor abstraction is presented into a physically robot through a memory-based learning algorithm. Experimental results indicate that our robot with its vision could develop a simple anticipation mechanism in its memory from the interacting with the environment. This mechanism could guide the robot behavior in the absence of external inputs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeural Information Processing - 16th International Conference, ICONIP 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2009 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Dec 1 2009Dec 5 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5864 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2009


  • Cognition
  • Memory based learning
  • Vision-motor abstraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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