Imperial College London

Professor Yiannis Demiris

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Human-Centred Robotics, Head of ISN
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6300y.demiris Website

 
 
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Location

 

1014Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Demiris:2003:10.1080/09540090310001655129,
author = {Demiris, Y and Johnson, M},
doi = {10.1080/09540090310001655129},
journal = {Connection Science},
pages = {231--243},
title = {Distributed, predictive perception of actions: a biologically inspired robotics architecture for imitation and learning},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540090310001655129},
volume = {15},
year = {2003}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - One of the most important abilities for an agent's cognitive development in a social environment is the ability to recognize and imitate actions of others. In this paper we describe a cognitive architecture for action recognition and imitation, and present experiments demonstrating its implementation in robots. Inspired by neuroscientific and psychological data, and adopting a ‘simulation theory of mind’ approach, the architecture uses the motor systems of the imitator in a dual role, both for generating actions, and for understanding actions when performed by others. It consists of a distributed system of inverse and forward models that uses prediction accuracy as a means to classify demonstrated actions. The architecture is also shown to be capable of learning new composite actions from demonstration.
AU - Demiris,Y
AU - Johnson,M
DO - 10.1080/09540090310001655129
EP - 243
PY - 2003///
SN - 0954-0091
SP - 231
TI - Distributed, predictive perception of actions: a biologically inspired robotics architecture for imitation and learning
T2 - Connection Science
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540090310001655129
VL - 15
ER -