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INT2-Large: Collaborative research: Developing social robots  

The goal of this project is to make progress on computational problems that elude the most sophisticated computers and Artificial Intelligence approaches but that infants solve seamlessly during their first year of life. To this end we will develop a robot whose sensors and actuators approximate the levels of complexity of human infants. The goal is for this robot to learn and develop autonomously a key set of sensory-motor and communicative skills typical of 1-year-old infants. The project will be grounded in developmental research with human infants, using motion capture and computer vision technology to characterize the statistics of early physical and social interaction. An important goal of this project is to foster the conceptual shifts needed to rigorously think, explore, and formalize intelligent architectures that learn and develop autonomously by interaction with the physical and social worlds. The project may also open new avenues to the computational study of infant development and potentially offer new clues for the understanding of developmental disorders such as autism and Williams syndrome. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Science Foundation
Fiscal Year Funding $530,000.00
Current Award Period 2008-2013
Project Number 808767
Principal Investigator Movellan, Javier
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Subcategory Early Signs and Biomarkers
Strategic Plan Objective 1O. Not specific to Question 1 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, San Diego
State/Country California
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