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CITEC go2goal project kick-off

March 18, 201411:58

We got started on a new collaboration to study non-linear motor learning with redundant degrees of freedom in humans and robots. The project is a collaboration with Jochen Steil and Kenichi Narioka from the Cognitive Robotics (CoR lab) at the University of Bielefeld.

Motivated by observations from early infant development, the researchers of the CoR lab have conceived Goal Babbling as a particular efficient means to directly learn inverse models. This technique has for instance been used to learn the inverse kinematics of Festo’s otherwise untractable bionic elephant trunk robot:

We will now study whether also humans perform goal babbling of this kind to learn new sensorimotor skills…

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