Robotino

Puppy

MEG

feelSpace

Rationale

The eSMCs project aims at testing an extended version of the „sensorimotor contingency theory“ (O‘Regan & Noe, 2001). It builds on the idea that also more complex aspects of cognition are grounded in sensorimotor interactions and aims to develop the concept of „extended sensorimotor contingencies“ – eSMCs.

Our objectives are to:

  • investigate theoretical implications and viability of the eSMCs concept 
  • test the role of eSMCs for object concepts, action plans, goal-oriented behavior
  • use human data to fuel development of theoretical concepts, models and benchmarks
  • develop a computational model of eSMCs
  • implement the model on different robotic platforms affording different action repertoires
  • perform robot experiments to investigate learning and deployment of eSMCS
  • test predictions on eSMCS with different levels of complexity

iCub

ECCE

ARMAR