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Robot Development

This course offers in-depth learning of developmental cognitive robotics, taking direct inspiration from child psychologyused to develop sensorimotor and cognitive skills in robots.

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Starts Nov 30
Ends Dec 31
Estimated 6 weeks
8–10 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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About this course

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Thiscourse opens an in-depth discussion and creates a better understanding of the field of developmental cognitive robotics. This field takes direct inspiration from child psychology theories and findings to develop sensorimotor and cognitive skills in robots.

Coursework will explore the principles of developmental robotics and will review the application of robotics models and techniques. The areas covered range from intrinsic motivation to motor and perceptual learning, social interaction, language learning, and abstract knowledge.

The course will also explicitly discuss core theories and findings from developmental psychology and neuroscience that have directly inspired developmental robotics models. It will introduce students to the main concepts in robotics technology and the main robot platforms and simulators used in developmental robotics.

Thecourse is suitable both for robotics and computer science students, as well as cognitive scientists and psychologists interested in computational models of cognition and behavior. It is also an option in the final year of a BSc/MSc degree in robotics, computer science, as well as for degree courses in psychology, anthropology, cognitive sciences. Part of the course has been created with Professor Matthew Schlesinger.

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  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • The principles of developmental robotics
  • How to design the acquisition of sensorimotor and cognitive skills in robots
  • The application of robotics models and techniques in areas ranging from intrinsic motivation to motor and perceptual learning, social interaction, language learning, and abstract knowledge

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