Learning Visual-Motor Cell Assemblies for the iCub Robot using a Neuroanatomically Grounded Neural Network

Adams, S.V.; Wennekers, T.; Cangelosi, A.; Garagnani, M. and Pulvermüller, F.. 2015. 'Learning Visual-Motor Cell Assemblies for the iCub Robot using a Neuroanatomically Grounded Neural Network'. In: IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Cognitive Algorithms, Mind and Brain (SSCI-CCMB 2014). Orlando, United States 9-12 December 2014. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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In this work we describe how an existing neural model for learning Cell Assemblies (CAs) across multiple neuroanatomical brain areas has been integrated with a humanoid robot simulation to explore the learning of associations of visual and motor modalities. The results show that robust CAs are learned to enable pattern completion to select a correct motor response when only visual input is presented. We also show, with some parameter tuning and the pre-processing of more realistic patterns taken from images of real objects and robot poses the network can act as a controller for the robot in visuo-motor association tasks. This provides the basis for further neurorobotic experiments on grounded language learning.

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1 September 2014Accepted
26 January 2015Published

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Orlando, United States

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9-12 December 2014

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28 Aug 2018 16:09

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09 Jun 2021 13:22



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