ICDL-EpiRob 2018

DateMonday, 17th of September, 2018
PlaceOno Memorial Auditorium, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

This workshop will be held during ICDL-EpiRob 2018

Aim and Scope

As the algorithms for learning single tasks in restricted environments are improving, new challenges have gained relevance. They include multi-task learning, multimodal sensorimotor learning and lifelong adaptation to injury, growth and ageing.

In this workshop we will discuss the developmental processes involved in the emergence of representations of action and perception in humans and artificial agents in continual learning. These processes include action-perception cycle, active perception, continual sensory-motor learning, environmental-driven scaffolding, and intrinsic motivation.

The discussion will be strongly motivated by behavioural and neural data. We hope to provide a discussion friendly environment to connect with research with similar interest regardless of their area of expertise which could include robotics, computer science, psychology, neuroscience, etc. We would also like to devise a roadmap or strategies to develop mathematical and computational models to improve robot performance and/or to attempt to unveil the underlying mechanisms that lead to continual adaptation to changing environment or embodiment and continual learning in open-ended environments.

The primary list of topics covers the following (but not limited to):

  • Emergence of representations via continual interaction

  • Continual sensory-motor learning

  • Action-perception cycle

  • Active perception

  • Environmental-driven scaffolding

  • Intrinsic motivation

  • Neural substrates, neural circuits and neural plasticity

  • Human and animal behaviour experiments and models

  • Reinforcement learning and deep reinforcement learning for life-long learning

  • Multisensory robot learning

  • Multimodal sensorimotor learning

  • Affordance learning

  • Prediction learning

Invited Speakers

Jochen Triesch
Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Germany
Title: TBC
David Ha
Google Brain
Lorenzo Jamone
Queen Mary University of London

Call for Papers

Prospective participants in the workshop are required to submit a contribution as:

  • Short paper (max 4 pages)

Submissions must be in PDF following the standard IEEE conference style. Send your PDF manuscript indicating [ICDL-EPIROB 2018] in the subject to:

Selected contributions will be presented during the workshop as spotlight talks and in a poster session.

Contributors to the workshop will be encouraged to submit extended versions of the manuscripts to a special issue at IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS). Submissions will be peer reviewed consistent with the journal practices.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 5th August 2018

Notification of acceptance: 27th August 2018

Camera-ready version: 9th September 2018

Full-day workshop: 17th September 2018


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Sao Mai Nguyen, IMT Atlantique, France

Erhan Öztop, Özyeğin University, Turkey

Junpei Zhong, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan