Symposium on Developmental Robotics. Sheffield, August 31st, 2012

The symposium will take place at the University of Sheffield at the department of Psychology

9.30am-5.30pm, Friday 31st August 2012

Developmental robotics (aka epigenetic robotics) is an emerging research field that seeks to use insights from developmental psychology and neurobiology to develop the perceptual, cognitive, motor, and social capabilities of autonomous robots. The discipline looks in two directions: both to create advances in artificial intelligence and to devise embodied model systems in which hypotheses about human development can be explored.

This 1-day symposium features leading international experts in developmental robotics and child development and will focus on both experimental and synthetic approaches in the development of language, social behaviour, cognition and motor skills. The symposium is open to researchers and graduate students working in related fields such as robotics and psychology.

Please contact Gill Ryder ( NO LATER THAN THE 14TH OF AUGUST to register for the meeting. There is no charge for attendance (which includes lunch) but places are limited. Please use the REGISTRATION TEMPLATE at the end of this email.

Sponsored by:

Chair: Tony Prescott (Director, Sheffield Centre for Robotics) (


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The Psychology Department is on the corner of Western Bank and Northumberland Road, for directions and maps see The symposium will be held in the Psychology Lecture Theatre (ground floor of main building).

Provisional Programme:
09.00 Introduction and Welcome (Tony Prescott)
09.20 Yiannis Demiris 
10.10 Elizabeth Milne
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Danielle Matthews
11.50 Stuart Wilson
12.10 Peter Dominey
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Jesse Snedeker
14.50 Dan Carroll
15.10 Kevin Gurney
15.30 Coffee
16.00 Paul Vogt
16.50 Paul Verschure
17.10 Discussion
17.40 End

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