Navigation Links
UM researchers are studying child-mother interactions to design robots with social skills
Date:10/28/2010

with the ability to learn more complicated interactions. The robot's name is Diego-San. He is 1.3 meters tall and modeled after a 1-year-old child. The construction of the robot was a joint venture between Kokoro Dreams and the Machine Perception Laboratory at UC San Diego.

The robot will need to shift its gaze from people to objects based on the same principles babies seem to use as they play and develop. "One important finding here is that infants are most likely to shift their gaze, if they are the last ones to do so during the interaction," says Messinger. "What matters most is how long a baby looks at something, not what they are looking at."

The process comes full circle. The babies teach the researchers how to program the robot, and in training the robot the researchers get insight into the process of human behavior development, explains Paul Ruvolo, six year graduate student in the Computer Science Department at UC San Diego and co-author of the study.

"A unique aspect of this project is that we have state-of-the-art tools to study development on both the robotics and developmental psychology side," says Ruvolo. "On the robotics side we have a robot that mechanically closely approximates the complexity of the human motor system and on the developmental psychology side we have a fine-grained motion capture and video recording that shows the mother infant action in great detail," he says. "It is the interplay of these two methods for studying the process of development that has us so excited."

Ultimately, the baby robot will give scientists understanding on what motivates a baby to communicate and will help answer questions about the development of human learning. This study is funded by National Science Foundation.


'/>"/>

Contact: Marie Guma-Diaz
m.gumadiaz@umiami.edu
305-284-1601
University of Miami
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. U of M researchers identify possible key to treating, understanding post-traumatic stress disorder
2. Tumor suppressor acts as oncogene in some cancers, say Mayo Clinic researchers
3. EMBO recognizes 63 researchers for advances in life sciences
4. Newfoundland researchers crack the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer
5. Researchers find pathway that drives spread of pediatric bone cancer in preclinical studies
6. Quebec City researchers pave the way for novel treatment of pulmonary hypertension
7. Mount Sinai researchers discover origin of immune cells in the brain
8. UC San Diego researchers identify factor boosting leukemias aggressiveness
9. UCI stem cell researchers to receive $9.35 million in state funding
10. Researchers find better method to help mothers cope with childs cancer and related stress
11. Researchers advocate for more education and attention regarding rare breast cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/1/2015)... New York (PRWEB) March 01, 2015 ... hip lawsuit (( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/wright-profemur-hip-replacement ) scheduled to go ... defense must prepare a witness to provide testimony ... in the development of the Profemur device, Bernstein ... in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... “ The Barrel Mill ” was featured ... takes a look at the latest and coolest technology products ... NewsWatch and a technology expert, conducted the review and shared ... drinks. , According to Home Distillation of Alcohol, it's understood ... there’s a pretty cool product that’ll help anyone achieve a ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... March 01, 2015 Heart diseases are ... 10 percent of urban adult population and 5 percent ... heart diseases and 20-30 percent of them require specialized ... ailments and coronary vascular diseases (CVD). , A division ... new market research report titled “Indian Coronary Stent Market ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 ... Portland, Oregon, is offering a new special. Throughout ... denture relines. , This service ... from sleep problems and pain. Patients may notice certain ... and need relining. These symptoms include: , 1.    Pain, ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 ... developed a promising new gene therapy procedure for the ... progressive blindness in patients. Authored by Dr. ... Oxford and published in the Lancet Medical Journal on ... suffering from choroideremia, a rare genetic disorder that mostly ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Wright Profemur Hip Lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Court’s Decision Regarding Testimony Pertaining to Prototype for Profemur Hip Replacement 2Health News:Wright Profemur Hip Lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Court’s Decision Regarding Testimony Pertaining to Prototype for Profemur Hip Replacement 3Health News:An Oak Infusion Spiral was Featured on NewsWatch Television on January 30, 2015 2Health News:India Coronary Stent Market 2019 Forecasts Analysis in New Research Report Available at MarketReportsOnline.com 2Health News:India Coronary Stent Market 2019 Forecasts Analysis in New Research Report Available at MarketReportsOnline.com 3Health News:Classic Denture Center in Portland Oregon is Offering March Discount 2Health News:New Gene Therapy Procedure Could Hold Key to Preventing Blindness for Certain Patients 2
... antioxidants may protect people like athletes, soldiers from fatal temperature ... key to curing heat stroke may have been found in ... suffer a deadly rise in body temperature, according to a ... April 4 issue of Cell , also suggest that ...
... Patients with genital and nipple piercings, also known as ... positive discussions about them, according to a new article in ... too often, such discussions do not occur, even when treating ... healthcare providers uneasiness over this increasingly common form of body ...
... Care Net,President Melinda Delahoyde spoke out Thursday about the ... that,these two young girls felt that secretly disposing of ... Delahoyde. "We are saddened they,didn,t receive help from one ... Houston to offer hope and assistance to people like ...
... a Convenient Chewable ... Tablet, ... weather also brings the onslaught of insects and,parasites, including fleas. For many ... oral flea protection product from,Eli Lilly and Company, protecting your dog from ...
... health care information to,patients for disease management, case ... Today URAC called,for public comment on revisions to ... programs. URAC is seeking input from any,interested parties, ... and health plans. The deadline for public,comment is ...
... Caves reveal genetic material in excrement linking New World ... News) -- The oldest human DNA ever found in ... or East Asia, according to an international team of ... on maternally) was discovered in 14,300-year-old dried human excrement, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure 2Health News:Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure 3Health News:Tragedies Point to Need for Pregnancy Centers, Care Net Says 2Health News:Spring Weather Brings Flea Season 2Health News:Spring Weather Brings Flea Season 3Health News:URAC Releases Draft Standards for Public Input for Nine Health Care Management Accreditation Programs 2Health News:DNA Find in Oregon Is Oldest Yet Discovered in Americas 2
(Date:2/27/2015)... -- Report Details   Translational ... progress, and predicted revenues ,Where is the market for ... prospects for this market and related technologies? Visiongain,s brand ... to 2025, discussing data, opportunities and prospects. ... medicine : cell-based therapies that aim to restore function ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... OF PRUSSIA, Pa. , Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... of its ongoing commitment to the global bleeding disorders ... is donating 2 million international units (IUs) of protein ... is an international not-for- profit organization which has worked ... other inherited bleeding disorders. The donation supports the WFH,s ...
(Date:2/27/2015)...  PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT ) ... for the fourth quarter and full year ended December ... year for PTC. We are now a growing commercial-stage ... in the rare disease space," stated Stuart W. Peltz, ... proud to bring the first treatment for Duchenne muscular ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 2Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 3Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 4Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 5Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 6Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 7Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 8CSL Behring Continues Treatment Access Leadership by Donating Bleeding Disorder Protein Therapies IUs to World Federation of Hemophilia 2CSL Behring Continues Treatment Access Leadership by Donating Bleeding Disorder Protein Therapies IUs to World Federation of Hemophilia 3PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 2PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 3PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 4PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 5PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 6PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 7PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 8PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 9PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 10PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 11
Test for prostatic acid phosphatase...
For the quantitative measurement of human prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) in human serum....
... a Windows 2000 PC based EEG with ... and software. EEG-9200 provides high quality performance ... in the sleep lab or EEG lab. ... the electrically noisy OR or ICU. Neurofax ...
... the first magnetic stimulator to offer the ... It is designed to provide the simplest ... routine (at the same time, it may ... can control operations without moving away from ...
Medicine Products: