Using Visual Velocity Detection to Achieve Synchronization in Imitation

A. Blanchard, Lola Cañamero

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    Synchronization and coordination are important mechanisms involved in imitation and social interaction. In this paper, we study different methods to improve the reactivity of agents to changes in their environment in different coordination tasks. In a robot synchronization task, we compare the differences between using only position detection or velocity detection. We first test an existing position detection approach, and then we compare the results with those obtained using a novel method that takes advantage of visual detection of velocity. We test and discuss the applicability of these two methods in several coordination scenarios, to conclude by seeing how to combine the advantages of both methods.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs 3rd Int Symposium on Imitation in Animals and Artifacts
    Subtitle of host publicationAISB'05
    PublisherThe Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)
    ISBN (Print)1-902956-42-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventSSAISB Convention 2005 - Hatfield, United Kingdom
    Duration: 12 Apr 200515 Apr 2005


    ConferenceSSAISB Convention 2005
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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