Tenth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics
Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems
Örenäs Slott, Sweden, November, 5-7, 2010
The Organizers of EpiRob10 would like to thank all participants for making our conference such a great event!
(If you are still curious about the ingredients of the "black-soup" served at the goose dinner, here you have it.)
Since 2001, the Epigenetic Robotics annual International Conference has established itself as a unique forum to present and discuss original interdisciplinary research from developmental sciences, neuroscience, biology, cognitive robotics, artificial intelligence, and other disciplines relevant to the study of cognitive development in natural and robotics systems.
Epigenetic systems, whether natural or artificial, share a prolonged developmental process through which varied and complex cognitive and perceptual structures emerge as a result of the interaction of an embodied system with a physical and social environment.
Epigenetic robotics includes the two-fold goal of understanding biological systems by the interdisciplinary integration between social/life and engineering sciences and, simultaneously, that of enabling robots and other artificial systems to autonomously develop skills for any particular environment (instead of programming them to solve particular goals for a specific environment). Interdisciplinary theory and empirical evidence are used to inform epigenetic robotic models, and these models can be used as theoretical tools to make experimental predictions in developmental psychology and other disciplines studying cognitive development in living systems.