New Project: “Modeling a Robot’s Peripersonal Space and Body Schema for Adaptive Learning and Imitation (MoReSpace)"
2 March 2023
Knowledge Technology is commencing a new research project “MoReSpace” – Modeling a Robot’s Peripersonal Space and Body Schema for Adaptive Learning and Imitation.
The MoReSpace project is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as part of the SPP “The active self”. During the first phase of this project, two research questions have been proposed. The first question focuses on conflict-driven attention, while the second one focuses on other-self projection and how we can map body schema between agents. Both questions lead to improving the learning performance of robots. The two mechanisms of conflict-driven attention and other-self projection can be used for imitation learning and learning by observation. In this project these mechanisms will be used first in robot-robot interactions and later in human-robot interactions. They are inspired by psychological findings and build on previous work on ideomotor theory, cross-modal association learning and reinforcement learning. For more information, please visit our research project website.