Active categorical perception in an evolved anthropomorphic robotic arm

E. Tuci, G. Massera, S. Nolfi
<span title="">2009</span> <i title="IEEE"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation</a> </i> &nbsp;
Active perception refers to a theoretical approach to the study of perception grounded on the idea that perceiving is a way of acting, rather than a cognitive process whereby the brain constructs an internal representation of the world. The operational principles of active perception can be effectively tested by building robot-based models in which the relationship between perceptual categories and the body-environment interactions can be experimentally manipulated. In this paper, we study the
more &raquo; ... echanisms of tactile perception in a task in which a neurocontrolled anthropomorphic robotic arm, equipped with coarse-grained tactile sensors, is required to perceptually discriminate between spherical and ellipsoid objects. The results of this work demonstrate that evolved continuous time non-linear neural controllers can bring forth strategies to allow the arm to effectively solve the discrimination task. * E. Tuci, G. Massera, and S. Nolfi are with the
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