It's a child's game: Investigating cognitive development with playing robots

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/Conference proceedingKonferenspaper i proceeding

Abstract

To study and simulate cognitive development, it is useful to find a natural domain where many cognitive functions are needed and, but where the complexity of the environment and task is reasonable. We suggest that childrens games constitute a suitable domain. The ability to play is a very fundamental part of children's daily life and it is crucial for the future development of our behaviors in Bekoff and Byers (1998). In the individual domain, the coordination of the body is an important feature of play. When a child plays, it refines its motor and sensory skills and develops more advanced movement patterns e.g. in running or cycling. When playing among other individuals, cognitive functions for social interactions and coordination and emotional control are also used. Trafton et al. (2003) programmed a robot to model a 3-4 year old child playing hide and seek. The robot moves around in their laboratory and tries to hide behind different objects and learn which hiding places what are good ones. Games like hide and seek, tag and other popular children's games were used. By bringing the best developmental and learning models together, hopes to find out more about the mechanisms of cognitive development

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Datorseende och robotik (autonoma system)
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationProceedings of 2005 4th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning
FörlagIEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Sidor164-164
Volym2005
StatusPublished - 2005
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang2005 4th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning - Osaka, Japan
Varaktighet: 2005 jul 192005 jul 21

Publikationsserier

Namn
Volym2005

Konferens

Konferens2005 4th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning
LandJapan
OrtOsaka
Period2005/07/192005/07/21

Relaterade aktiviteter

Johansson, B. (medverkande)
2005 jul 192005 jul 21

Aktivitet: Deltagit i eller arrangerat evenemangDeltagit i konferens

Visa alla (1)