RobotCub list of published papers

Last update is 10.Oct.2006



2004-2006 in alphabetical order
Arbib, M., Metta, G., Van der Smagt, P. 2006. Handbook of Robotics Chapter 64: Neurorobotics: From Vision to Action. Submitted, July.  

Beira, R., Lopes, M., Praça, M., Santos-Victor, J., Bernardino, A., Metta, G., Becchi, F., Saltarén, R. 2006. Design of the Robot-Cub (iCub) Head, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA, Orlando, May.   [PDF]

Berthouze, L., and Metta, G. 2005. Epigenetic robotics: modelling cognitive development in robotic systems. In Cognitive Systems Research. Volume 6 Issue 3. September.   [PDF]

Berton, F., Sandini, G., Metta, G. 2005. Anthropomorphic Visual Sensors. In the Encyclopedia of Sensors. Ed. C.A. Grimes, E.C. Dickey, M.V. Pishko, American Scientific Publishers. Volume X, pp 1-16.   [PDF]

Bezdicek, M. and Caldwell, D. G. 2006. “Portable Absolute Position Tracking System For Human Hand Fingertips”, Virtual Concept 2006, Cancun , Mexico, Nov. (accepted).   [PDF]

Blow, M., Dautenhahn, K., Appleby, A., Nehaniv, C. L., and Lee, D. 2006. Perception of robot smiles and dimensions for human-robot interaction design, In Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2006), pages 469-474, Hatfield, UK, 6-8 Sept.   [PDF]

Blow, M., Dautenhahn, K., Appleby, A., Nehaniv, C. L., and Lee, D. 2006. The Art of Designing Robot Faces – Dimensions for Human-Robot Interaction. In ACM Proceedings of 1st Annual Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2006), pages 331-332, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2-3 March.   [PDF]

Chua, P. Y., Bezdicek, M., Davis, S., Gray, J. O., and Caldwell, D. G. 2006. “Tele-Operated High Speed Anthropomorphic Dextrous Hands with Object Shape and Texture Identification”, IROS 2006, Beijing China Oct. (accepted)   [PDF]

Costa, N. and Brown, M. and Hutchins, S. and Caldwell, D. G. 2005. “Design of Human-Friendly Powered Lower Limb Rehabilitation Orthosis”, TDU COE-UK EPSRC Workshop on Human Adaptive Mechatronics (HAM), pp. 69-75, Tokyo , Japan, July.   [PDF]

Costa, N. and Caldwell, D. G. 2006. “Control of a Biomimetic “Soft-actuated” 10 DOF Lower Body Exoskeleton”, IEEE BioRob 2006, Pisa, Italy, Feb.   [PDF]

Costa, N. R. S. and Caldwell, D. G. 2006. "Control of a Biomimetic "Soft-actuated" Lower Body 10DOF Exoskeleton", Syroco, Bologna, Italy, Sept.   [PDF]

Costa, N., Bezdicek,M., Brown, M., Hutchins, S., Gray, J. O., Caldwell, D. G., and Hutchins. 2006. “Joint Motion Control of a Powered Lower Limb Orthosis for Rehabilitation”, International Journal of Automation and Computing , Vol 3, No 3, 271-281.   [PDF]

Craighero L., Bonetti F., Massarenti L., Canto R., Fabbri Destro M., Fadiga L. “Temporal prediction of touch instant during grasping observation”, submitted for publication.   [PDF]

Craighero L., Fadiga L., Torricelli A., Contini D., Pifferi A., Spinelli L. and Cubeddu R. 2006. “Mapping cerebral hemodynamics of the human motor cortex by multi-channel time-resolved near-infrared spectroscopy”. 12th Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting (Florence, Italy, June 11-15).   [PDF]

Davis, S. and Caldwell, D. G. 2006. “Braid Effects on Contractile Range and Friction Modelling in pneumatic Muscle Actuators”, Int. J. Robotics Research, March.   [PDF]

Davis, S., and Artrit, P., Gray, J. O., and Caldwell, D. G. 2006, “Biomimetic Design for Bipedal/Quadrupedal Motion in a Robotic Primate”, International Journal of Intelligent and Robotics Systems, (accepted).   [PDF]

Degallier, S., Santos, C., Righetti, L., and Ijspeert, A. J. 2006. Movement generation using dynamical systems: a drumming humanoid robot. In Proceedings of Humanoids, Accepted for publication.   [PDF]

Fadiga L, Craighero L, and Olivier E. 2005. Human motor cortex excitability during the perception of others' action. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 15:213-8.   [PDF]

Fadiga L. and Craighero L. 2006. Hand actions and speech representation in Broca’s area. Cortex, 42:486-90.   [PDF]

Fadiga L., Craighero L., and Roy A.C. 2006. Broca’s area: A speech area? In Y. Grodzinsky & K. Amunts (Eds.), Broca’s region. New York: Oxford University Press.   [PDF]

Fadiga L., Craighero L., Fabbri Destro M., Finos L., Cotillon-Williams N., Smith A.T., Castiello U. (in press). Language in shadow. Social Neuroscience.   [PDF]

Fadiga, L. Craigher, L., Lungu, O, and Rustichini, A. 2005. Eye-to-eye communication, Paper presented at the 2005 Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington DC.   [PDF]

Falck-Ytter, T., Gredebäck,G., & von Hofsten, C. 2006. Infants predict other people’s action goals. Nature Neuroscience, 9, 878 – 879.   [PDF]

Fitzpatrick, P., Needham, A., Natale, L., Metta., G. 2006. Shared Challenges in Object Perception for Robots and Infants. Accepted to a special issue on Infant and Child Development.   [PDF]

François, D., Polani, D., and Dautenhahn, K. 2007. On-line behaviour classification and adaptation to human-robot interaction styles. In ACM proceedings of 2nd Annual Conference on Human Robot Interaction HRI 2007, Washington DC, USA – submitted   [PDF]

Gesierich B., Canto R, Fabbri Destro M., Fadiga L., Finos L., Hersch M., Oliynyk A., Craighero L., 2006. “Study of kinematics and eye movements during imitation”. CogSys II (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 12-13 April.   [PDF]

Gomez, G., Hernandez, A., Eggenberger Hotz, P. 2006. An adaptive neural controller for a tendon driven robotic hand. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-9). T. Arai et al. (Eds.), IOS Press, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 298-307.   [PDF]

Gomez, G., Hernandez, A., Eggenberger Hotz, P., and Pfeifer, R. 2005. An adaptive learning mechanism for teaching a robot to grasp. International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2005).   [PDF]

Gomez, G., Hernandez, A., Eggenberger Hotz, P., and Pfeifer, R. 2005. An adaptive learning mechanism for teaching a robot to grasp. International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2005).   [PDF]

Gredebäck, G., Ornkloo,H., & von Hofsten, C. 2006. The development of reactive saccade latencies. Experimental Brain Research.   [PDF]

Grönqvist, H., Gredebäck, G., & von Hofsten, C. 2006. Developmental Asymmetries between Horizontal and Vertical Tracking. Vision Research, 46, 1754-1761.   [PDF]

Hernandez, A., Kato, R., Yokoi, H., and Yu, W. 2006. Development of a multi-DOF electromyography system using the adaptive joint mechanism. Applied Bionics and Mechatronics. ISSN:1776-2322.Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 101-112.   [PDF]

Hernandez, A., Yokoi, H., Ohnishi, T., and Arai, T. 2006. An f-MRI study of an EMG prosthetic hand biofeedback system, in: Proceedings of the 9th Int. Conf. on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, T. Arai et al. (Eds.), IOS Press, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 921-929.   [PDF]

Hernandez, A., Yu, W., Yokoi, H., and Arai, T. 2006. Sensation Generation using Electrical Stimulation for a Prosthetic System. 2006 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics. (ROBOMEC06), 2P2-B22.   [PDF]

Hersch M, Guenter F., Calinon S. and Billard, A.,"Robot Adaptive Learning via Kinesthetic Demonstrations", submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Robotics.   [PDF]

Hersch, M. and Billard, A. 2006. A Biologically-Inspired Model of Reaching Movements. In Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, Pisa.   [PDF]

Hersch, M. and Billard, A. 2006. A Model for Imitating Human Reaching Movements. In Proceedings of the Human Robot Interaction Conference 2006, Salt Lake City.   [PDF]

Hersch, M., Guenter, F., Calinon, S. and Billard, A. 2006. Learning Dynamical System Modulation for Constrained Reaching Tasks. In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. In press.   [PDF]

Hinojosa, W. M., Tsagarakis, N. G., Metta, G., Becchi, F., Sandini, G., and Caldwell, D. 2006/ Performance Assessment of a 3 DOF Differential Based Waist joint for the “iCub” Baby Humanoid Robot. RO-MAN 06: The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 6-8 September, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom.   [PDF]

Hörnstein, J., Lopes, M., Santos-Victor, J., and Lacerda, F. 2006. Sound localization for humanoid robots - building audio-motor maps based on the HRTF. Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS, Beijing, China, Oct. 9-15.   [PDF]

Jamone, L., Metta, G., Nori, F. and Sandini, G. 2006. James: A Humanoid Robot Acting over an Unstructured World. Submitted to the Humanoids 2006 conference, December, Genoa, Italy.   [PDF]

Kochukhova, O. & Gredeback, G. Learning about occlusion: Initial assumptions and rapid adjustments. Cognition, in press.   [PDF]

Lopes, M. and Santos-Victor, J. 2006. Learning sensory-motor maps for redundant robots.. Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS, Beijing, China, Oct. 9-15.   [PDF]

Lopes, M. and Santos-Victor, M. 2007. A Developmental Roadmap for Learning by Imitation in Robots. IEEE Transactions in Systems Man and Cybernetic - Part B, accepted for publication.   [PDF]

Lopes, M. 2006. A Developmental Roadmap for Learning by Imitation in Robots, Ph.D. Thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, May.   [PDF]

Lopes, M. and Santos-Victor, J. 2005. Visual Learning by Imitation With Motor Representations. IEEE Transactions on System Man and Cybernetics - Part B: Cybernetics, June.   [PDF]

Mansard, N., Lopes, N., Santos-Victor, J., Chaumette, F. 2006. Jacobian Learning Methods for Tasks Sequencing in Visual Servoing. Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS, Beijing, China, Oct. 9-15,.   [PDF]

Maurer, A., Hersch, M., and Billard 2005. A. Extended hopfield network for sequence learning: Application to gesture recognition. In Proc. of the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (Warsaw, 11-15 Sept. 2005).   [PDF]

Metta, G. and Berthouze. L. 2006. Epigenetic robotics: Modelling cognitive development in robotic systems. Interaction Studies. Volume 7 Issue 2.. Editorial.   [PDF]

Metta, G., Sandini, G. , and Tagliasco, V. 2006. Mente e corpo nei robot. In Bioingegneria della mente, Ed. Biondi, Patron (in Italian).   [PDF]

Metta, G., Sandini, G., Vernon, D., Caldwell, D., Tsagarakis, N., Beira, R., Santos-Victor, J., Ijspeert, A., Righetti, L., Cappiello, G., Stellin, G., and Becchi, F. 2005. The RobotCub project - an open framework for research in embodied cognition, Humanoids Workshop, IEEE –RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, December.   [PDF]

Metta, G., Vernon, D., and Sandini, G. 2005. The RobotCub Approach to the Development of Cognition, AISB Quarterly, The Newsletter of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, No. 121, p. 4.   [PDF]

Metta, G., Fitzpatrick, P., Natale., L. 2006. YARP: yet another robot platform. In the International Journal on Advanced Robotics Systems, Special Issue on Software Development and Integration in Robotics. March.   [PDF]

Metta, G., Sandini, G., Natale, L., Craighero, L., and Fadiga, L. 2006. Understanding mirror neurons: a bio-robotic approach. Interaction Studies. Volume 7 Issue 2. pp. 197-232.   [PDF]

Metta, G., Vernon, D., and Sandini, G., 2005. “The RobotCub Approach to the Development of Cognition: Implications of Emergent Systems for a Common Research Agenda in Epigenetic Robotics”, Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems (EpiRob2005), Berthouze, L., Kaplan, F., Kozima, H., Yano, H., Konczak, J., Metta, G., Nadel, J., Sandini, G., Stojanov, G. and Balkenius, C. (Eds.) Lund University Cognitive Studies, 123. ISBN 91-974741-4-2, pp. 111-115.   [PDF]

Mirza, N. A., Nehaniv, C. L., Dautenhahn, K., and te Boekhorst, R. 2005. Using temporal information distance to locate sensorimotor experience in a metric space. In Proc. of 2005 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2005), volume 1, pp. 150-157, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2-5 September 2005. IEEE Press.   [PDF]

Mirza, N. A., Nehaniv, C. L., Dautenhahn, K., AND te Boekhorst, R. 2005. Using sensory-motor phase-plots to characterise robot-environment interactions. In Proc. of 6th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation.   [PDF]

Mirza, N. A., Nehaniv, C. L., Dautenhahn, K., and te Boekhorst, R. 2006. Interaction histories: From experience to action and back again. In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2006). ISBN 0-9786456-0-X.   [PDF]

Mirza, N. A., Nehaniv, C. L., te Boekhorst, R., and Dautenhahn, K. 2006. Peekaboo: Effect of experience length on the interaction history driven ontogeny of a robot. In Proceedings the of 6th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics.   [PDF]

Mirza, N. A., Nehaniv, C., te Boekhorst, R. and Dautenhahn, K. Robot self-characterisation of experience using trajectories in sensory-motor phase space. In Proc. of Fifth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems (EpiRob2005), pp. 143-144. Lund University Cognitive Studies, 2005.   [PDF]

Natale, L., Metta, G., and Sandini, G. 2005. A Developmental Approach to Grasping. In Developmental Robotics. A 2005 AAAI Spring Symposium, March 21-23rd, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.   [PDF]

Natale, L., Metta, G., and Sandini, G. 2006. Sviluppo sensomotorio in un robot antropomorfo (in Italian). In the special issue on "La via italiana alla vita artificiale" of Sistemi Intelligenti. Issue 1. pp. 95-104.   [PDF]

Natale, L., Orabona, F., Berton, F., Metta, G., and Sandini, G. 2005. From sensorimotor development to object perception. In the International Conference of Humanoids Robotics.   [PDF]

Natale, L., Orabona, F., Metta, G., and Sandini, G. 2005. Exploring the world through grasping: a developmental approach. In the 6th CIRA Symposium, Espoo, Finland, June 27-30.   [PDF]

Nehaniv, C. L, Mirza, N. A, Dautenhahn, K., and te Boekhorst, R. 2006. Extending the temporal horizon of autonomous robots. In K. Murase, K. Sekiyama, N. Kubota, T. Naniwa, and J. Sitte, editors, Proc. of the 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment (AMiRE2005), pp. 389-395. Springer, 2006.   [PDF]

Nehaniv, C. L. 2005. Sensorimotor experience and its metrics. In Proc. of 2005 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, volume 1, pp. 142-149, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2-5 September 2005. IEEE Press.   [PDF]

Nori, F., Metta, G., and Sandini, G. 2006. Adaptive Combination of Motor Primitives. In Workshop on Motor Development part of AISB'06: Adaptation in Artificial and Biological Systems. University of Bristol, Bristol, England, April 5-6th.   [PDF]

Oliynyk A., Bonifazzi C., Gesierich B., Finos L., Fadiga L. 2006. “Spike sorting with linear algebraic transformation of spike shapes using LabVIEW software: an application for single unit recordings”. CogSys II University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 12-13 April 2006.   [PDF]

Olsson, L., Nehaniv, C. L., and Polani, D. 2005. Discovering motion flow by temporal-informational correlations in sensors. In L. Berthouze, H. Kozima, C. G. Prince, G. Sandini, G. Stojanov, G. Metta, , and C Balkenius, editors, Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems, pp. 117-120. Lund University Cognitive Studies, 2005.   [PDF]

Olsson, L., Nehaniv, C. L., and Polani, D. 2005. From unknown sensors and actuators to visually guided movement. In Proceedings the of International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2005), pp. 1-6. IEEE Computer Society Press, 2005.   [PDF]

Olsson, L., Nehaniv, C. L., and Polani, D. 2005. Sensor adaptation and development in robots by entropy maximization of sensory data. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA-2005), IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 587–592.   [PDF]

Olsson, L., Nehaniv, C. L., and Polani, D. 2006. From unknown sensors and actuators to actions grounded in sensorimotor perceptions. Connection Science, 18(2), pp121-144.   [PDF]

Olsson, L., Nehaniv, C. L., and Polani, D. 2006. Measuring Informational Distances between Sensors and Sensor Integration", Artificial Life X, MIT Press.   [PDF]

Orabona, F., Metta, G., and Sandini, G. 2005. Object-based Visual Attention: a Model for a Behaving Robot. In 3rd International Workshop on Attention and Performance in Computational Vision within CVPR, San Diego, CA, USA. June 25.   [PDF]

Orabona, F., Metta, G., and Sandini, G. 2006. Learning Associative Fields from Natural Images. In the 5th IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision New York City June 22, 2006. In conjunction with IEEE CVPR.   [PDF]

Örnkloo, H. & von Hofsten, C. 2006. Fitting objects into holes: on the development of spatial cognition skills. Developmental Psychology, in press.   [PDF]

Petreska, B. and Billard, A. 2006. A Neurocomputational Model of an Imitation Deficit following Brain Lesion. In Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2006). Athens (Greece).   [PDF]

Pfeifer, R. and Gómez, G. 2005. Interacting with the real world: design principles for intelligent systems. Artificial life and Robotics. Vol 9. Issue 1. pp. 1-6.   [PDF]

Pfeifer, R., Iida, F., and Gomez, G. 2006. Morphological computation for adaptive behavior and cognition. International Congress Series 1291: 22-29.   [PDF]

Pfeifer, R., Iida, F., and Gomez, G. 2007. Designing intelligent robots – on the implications of embodiment. To appear in the International Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, in press   [PDF]

Righetti, L. and Ijspeert, A. 2006. Programmable central pattern generators: an application to biped locomotion control. In Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2006, pp 1585-1590.   [PDF]

Righetti, L. and Ijspeert, A. J. 2006 Design methodologies for central pattern generators: an application to crawling humanoids, In Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems, In press.   [PDF]

Righetti, L., Buchli, J., and Ijspeert, A. J.. 2006. Dynamic hebbian learning in adaptive frequency oscillators. Physica D, 216(2):269-281.   [PDF]

Rizzolatti G. and Craighero L. 2004. The mirror neuron system. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 27:169-192.   [PDF]

Rizzolatti G. and Craighero L. 2005. Mirror neuron: a neurological approach to empathy. In J.-P. Changeux, A.R. Damasio, W. Singer and Y. Christen (Eds.) Neurobiology of Human Values.   [PDF]

Robins, B., Dautenhahn, K., Nehaniv, C. L., Mirza, N. A., Francois, D., and Olsson, L. 2005. Sustaining interaction dynamics and engagement in dyadic child-robot interaction kinesics: Lessons learnt from an exploratory study. In Proc. of the 14th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN2005.   [PDF]

Sandini, G., Metta, G., and Vernon, D. 2004. “RobotCub: An Open Framework for Research in Embodied Cognition”, Proceedings of IEEE-RAS/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2004), pp. 13-32.   [PDF]

Sandini, G., Metta, G., and Vernon, D. 2004. “RobotCub: An Open Research Initiative in Embodied Cognition”, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL ’04).   [PDF]

Stellin, G., Cappiello, G., Roccella, S., Carrozza, M. C., Dario, P., Metta, G., Sandini, G., and Becchi, F. 2006. Preliminary Design of an Anthropomorphic Dexterous Hand for a 2-Years-Old Humanoid: towards Cognition. In IEEE BioRob 2006, Pisa February 20-22.   [PDF]

Stellin, G., Cappiello, G., Zaccone, F., Cipriani, C., Carrozza, M. C., Dario. 2007. “Design of an Anthropomorphic Dexterous Hand for a 2-Years-Old Humanoid: Ongoing Work”, submitted to ICRA07.   [PDF]

Tsachouridis,, V., Tsagarakis, N. G., Davis, S. and Caldwell, D. G. 2007. “Sampled Data Control of a Compliant Actuated Joint using On/Off Solenoid Valves”, IEE Control Theory and Applications (submitted).   [PDF]

Tsagarakis, N. G. and Caldwell, N. G. 2007. “A Compliant exoskeleton for multi-planar upper limb physiotherapy and training”, Advanced Robotics, Invited Paper, (submitted)   [PDF]

Tsagarakis, N. G., Kenward, B., Rosander, R., Caldwell, D. G., von Hofsten, C. 2006. "BabyGlove: A Device to study Hand Motion Control Development in Infants, EuroHaptics, Paris, Sept.   [PDF]

Tsagarakis, N. G., Kousidou, S., and Caldwell, D. G. 2007. “EMG Based Evaluation of a Compliant exoskeleton for multi-planar upper limb physiotherapy and training”, IEEE Trans. System Man and Cybernetics (submitted).   [PDF]

Tsagarakis, N. G., Sinclair, M., Becchi, F., Metta, G., Sandini, G., and Caldwell, D. G. 2006, “Lower Body Design of the ‘iCub’ a Human-baby like Crawling Robot”, IEEE Humanoids, Genoa, Italy, Dec. (accepted).   [PDF]

Vernon, D. 2006. “Cognitive Vision: The Case for Embodied Perception”, Image and Vision Computing, Special Issue on Cognitive Vision, in press.   [PDF]

Vernon, D. Metta. G., and Sandini, G. 2006. “A Survey of Artificial Cognitive Systems: Implications for the Autonomous Development of Mental Capabilities in Computational Agents”, IEEE Trans. Evolutionary Computation, special issue on Autonomous Mental Development, in press.   [PDF]

von Hofsten, C. 2006. Action in Development. Developmental Science, in press.   [PDF]

von Hofsten, C., Kochukhova, O., & Rosander, K. 2006. Predictive occluder tracking in 4-month-old infants. Developmental Science, in press.   [PDF]