Self-discovery of motor primitives and learning grasp affordances

Ugur E., ŞAHİN E. , ÖZTOP E.

25th IEEE\RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Algarve, Portugal, 7 - 12 October 2012, pp.3262-3269 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Algarve
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.3262-3269


Human infants practice their initial, seemingly random arm movements for transforming them into voluntary reaching and grasping actions. With the developing perceptual abilities, infants further explore their environment using the behavior repertoire they have developed, and learn causality relations in the form of affordances, which they use for goal satisfaction and motor planning.