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Information-Theoretic Modeling of Sensory Ecology: Channels of Organism-Specific Meaningful Information
(MIT Press, 2007)
Information theory developed by C. Shannon and his followers in the mathematical theory of communication surprisingly but successfully abstracted away from two questions: (1) the origin and maintenance of information ...
Sensor Adaptation and Development in Robots by Entropy Maximization of Sensory Data
A method is presented for adapting the sensors of a robot to the statistical structure of its current environment. This enables the robot to compress incoming sensory information and to find informational relationships ...
Sustaining interaction dynamics and engagement in dyadic child-robot interaction kinesics: Lessons learnt from an exploratory study
Motivated by questions of interaction design for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), an exploratory initial study was carried out with children and a robotic pet in order to improve understanding the design space for interaction ...
From Unknown Sensors and Actuators to Visually Guided Movement
This paper describes a developmental system implemented on a real robot that learns a model of its own sensory and actuator apparatuses. There is no innate knowledge regarding the modality or representation of the sensoric ...
Information Trade-Offs and the Evolution of Sensory Layout
In nature, sensors evolve to capture relevant information needed for organisms of a particular species to survive and reproduce. In this paper we study how sensor layouts may evolve in different environments and under ...
Sensory Channel Group and Structure from Uninterpreted Sensor Data
In this paper we focus on the problem of making a model of the sensory apparatus from raw uninterpreted sensory data as defined by Pierce and Kuipers (Artificial Intelligence 92:169-227, 1997). The method relies on generic ...