Team Flowers

Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
Contracts and Grants with Industry
Other Grants and Activities


Major publications by the team in recent years

P.-Y. Oudeyer, F. Kaplan, V. Hafner.
Intrinsic Motivation Systems for Autonomous Mental Development, in: IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 2007, vol. 11, no 1, p. 265–286.
P.-Y. Oudeyer, F. Kaplan.
Intelligent adaptive curiosity: a source of self-development, in: Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, L. Berthouze, H. Kozima, C. Prince, G. Sandini, G. Stojanov, G. Metta, C. Balkenius (editors), Lund University Cognitive Studies, 2004, vol. 117, p. 127–130.
P.-Y. Oudeyer, F. Kaplan.
Discovering Communication, in: Connection Science, 2006, vol. 18, no 2, p. 189–206.
P.-Y. Oudeyer.
A Unified Model for the Origins of Phonemically Coded Syllables Systems, in: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Laurence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.
P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Phonemic coding might be a result of sensory-motor coupling dynamics, in: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, B. Hallam, D. Floreano, J. Hallam, G. Hayes, J.-A. Meyer (editors), MIT Press, 2002, p. 406-416.
P.-Y. Oudeyer.
The production and recognition of emotions in speech: features and algorithms, in: International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 2003, vol. 59, no 1-2, p. 157–183, special issue on Affective Computing.
P.-Y. Oudeyer.
The Self-Organization of Speech Sounds, Elsevier, 2005, vol. 233, no 3.
P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech, in: Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2006.

Publications of the year

Articles in International Peer-Reviewed Journal

A. Baranes, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
R-IAC: Robust Intrinsically Motivated Exploration and Active Learning, in: IEEE Transaction on Autonomous Mental Development, 12 2009.
F. Kaplan, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Stable kernels and fluid body envelopes, in: sice journal of control, measurement, and system integration, 2009, n/a p

International Peer-Reviewed Conference/Proceedings

A. Baranes, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Proximo-Distal Competence Based Curiosity-Driven Exploration and Learning, in: International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics, Italie Venice, 2009
A. Baranes, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Robust Intrinsically Motivated Exploration and Active Learning, in: IEEE International Conference on Learning and Development, Chine Shangai, 2009
P. Rouanet, J. Béchu, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
A survey of interfaces using handheld devices to intuitively drive and show objects to a social robot., in: IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Japon Toyama, 2009
P. Rouanet, P.-Y. Oudeyer, D. Filliat.
An integrated system for teaching new visually grounded words to a robot for non-expert users using a mobile device, in: IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Japon Tsukuba, 2009
P. Rouanet, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Exploring the use of a handheld device in language teaching human-robot interaction, in: AISB 2009, Royaume-Uni Edinburgh, 2009, xxx p
T. Schatz, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Learning motor dependent Crutchfield's information distance to anticipate changes in the topology of sensory body maps, in: IEEE International Conference on Learning and Development, Chine Shangai, 2009, n/a p

Scientific Books (or Scientific Book chapters)

P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Sur les interactions entre la robotique et les sciences de l'esprit et du comportement, in: Informatique et Sciences Cognitives : influences ou confluences ?, C. Garbay, D. Kaiser (editors), Presses Universitaires de France, 2009
P.-Y. Oudeyer.
L'auto-organisation dans l'évolution de la parole, in: Parole et Musique: Aux origines du dialogue humain, Colloque annuel du Collège de France, S. Dehaene, C. Petit (editors), Odile Jacob, 2009, p. 83-112

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