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Major publications by the team in recent years
A. Baranes, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
RIAC: Robust Intrinsically Motivated Exploration and Active Learning, in: IEEE Trans. on Auto. Ment. Dev., 2009, vol. 1, no 3, p. 155-169.
J. Buchli, F. Stulp, E. Theodorou, S. Schaal.
Learning Variable Impedance Control, in: International Journal of Robotics Research, 2011, vol. 30, no 7, p. 820-833.
T. Degris, O. Sigaud, S. Wiener, A. Arleo.
Rapid Response of Head Direction Cells to Reorienting Visual Cues: a Computational Model, in: Neurocomputing, 2004, vol. 58, p. 675–682.
T. Degris, O. Sigaud, P. Wuillemin.
Learning the Structure of Factored Markov Decision Processes in Reinforcement Learning Problems, in: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Machine learning (ICML), 2006, p. 257–264.
A. Gepperth, S. Rebhan, S. Hasler, J. Fritsch.
Biased competition in visual processing hierarchies: a learning approach using multiple cues, in: Cognitive Computation, March 2011, vol. 3, no 1.
M. Lopes, T. Cederborg, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Simultaneous Acquisition of Task and Feedback Models, in: Development and Learning (ICDL), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, Germany, 2011, p. 1 - 7. [ DOI : 10.1109/DEVLRN.2011.6037359 ]
M. Lopes, F. Melo, L. Montesano.
Active learning for reward estimation in inverse reinforcement learning, in: Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases, 2009, p. 31–46.
L. Montesano, M. Lopes, A. Bernardino, J. Santos-Victor.
Learning Object Affordances: From Sensory–Motor Coordination to Imitation, in: Robotics, IEEE Transactions on, 2008, vol. 24, no 1, p. 15–26.
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.
Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech, Studies in the Evolution of Language, Oxford University Press, 2006.
P.-Y. Oudeyer.
On the impact of robotics in behavioral and cognitive sciences: from insect navigation to human cognitive development, in: IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 2010, vol. 2, no 1, p. 2–16.
F. Stulp, S. Schaal.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with Motion Primitives, in: 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2011.
Publications of the year

Doctoral Dissertations and Habilitation Theses

A. Baranes.
Motivations Intrinsèques et Contraintes Maturationnelles pour l'Apprentissage Sensorimoteur, Université Bordeaux I/INRIA, December 2011, Thèse de Doctorat de Adrien Baranès.
D. Filliat.
Navigation, perception et apprentissage pour la robotique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, July 2011, Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches.
P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Developmental constraints on the evolution and acquisition of sensorimotor and social skills, Université Bordeaux I/INRIA, 2011, Habilitation à diriger des recherches.

Articles in International Peer-Reviewed Journal

L. Montesano, M. Lopes.
Active learning of visual descriptors for grasping using non-parametric smoothed beta distributions, in: Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 2011, p. 26-AUG-2011. [ DOI : 10.1016/j.robot.2011.07.013 ]

International Conferences with Proceedings

A. Baranes, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
The Interaction of Maturational Constraints and Intrinsic Motivations in Active Motor Development, in: ICDL - EpiRob, Frankfurt, Germany, August 2011.
E. Battesti, S. Bazeille, D. Filliat.
Qualitative localization using vision and odometry for path following in topo-metric maps, in: European Conference on Mobile Robotics (ECMR), Sweden, 2011, p. 303-308.
S. Bazeille, D. Filliat.
Incremental topo-metric SLAM using vision and robot odometry, in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), China, 2011, p. 4067 - 4073.
F. Benureau, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Intrisically Motivated Goal Space Creation for Autonomous Goal-Directed Exploration in High-Dimensional Unbounded Sensorimotor Spaces, in: IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2011, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, July 2011. [ DOI : 10.3389/conf.fncom.2011.52.00032 ]
T. Cederborg, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Imitating Operations On Internal Cognitive Structures for Language Aquisition, in: HUMANOIDS, Bled, Slovenia, 2011.
I. Jebari, S. Bazeille, E. Battesti, H. Tekaya, M. Klein, A. Tapus, D. Filliat, C. Meyer, S.-H. Ieng, R. Benosman, E. Cizeron, J.-C. Mamanna, B. Pothier.
Multi-sensor semantic mapping and exploration of indoor environments, in: 3rd International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA), United States, 2011, p. 151 - 156.
M. Lapeyre, O. Ly, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Maturational constraints for motor learning in high-dimensions: the case of biped walking, in: HUMANOIDS 2011, Bled, Slovenia, October 2011.
M. Lopes, T. Cederborg, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Simultaneous Acquisition of Task and Feedback Models, in: Development and Learning (ICDL), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, Germany, 2011, p. 1 - 7. [ DOI : 10.1109/DEVLRN.2011.6037359 ]
O. Ly, M. Lapeyre, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Bio-inspired vertebral column, compliance and semi-passive dynamics in a lightweight robot, in: IEEE IROS, San Francisco, United States, 2011.
M. Mason, M. Lopes.
Robot Self-Initiative and Personalization by Learning through Repeated Interactions, in: 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot, Switzerland, 2011. [ DOI : 10.1145/1957656.1957814 ]
Best Paper
S. M. Nguyen, A. Baranes, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Bootstrapping Intrinsically Motivated Learning with Human Demonstrations, in: IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning, Frankfurt, Germany, 2011.
P.-Y. Oudeyer, O. Ly, P. Rouanet.
Exploring robust, intuitive and emergent physical human-robot interaction with the humanoid Acroban, in: IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Bled, Slovenia, 2011.
P. Rouanet, F. Danieau, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
A Robotic Game to Evaluate Interfaces used to Show and Teach Visual Objects to a Robot in Real World Condition, in: ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction HRI 2011 conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2011.

Conferences without Proceedings

O. Mangin, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Unsupervised learning of simultaneous motor primitives through imitation, in: IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2011, Frankfurt, Germany, August 2011.
S. M. Nguyen, A. Baranes, P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Constraining the Size Growth of the Task Space with Socially Guided Intrinsic Motivation using Demonstrations., in: IJCAI Workshop on Agents Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (ALIHT), Barcelona, Spain, 2011.

Scientific Books (or Scientific Book chapters)

P.-Y. Oudeyer.
Developmental Robotics, in: Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, N. Seel (editor), Springer Reference Series, Springer, 2011.

Other Publications

D. Martin-Guillerez.
Documentation of the demonstration that transfers user movements from the Kinect sensor to the Acroban robot, INRIA, Bordeaux Sud-Ouest.
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