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.

EpiRob 2002

EpiRob 2003

EpiRob 2004

EpiRob 2005

EpiRob 2006

EpiRob 2007

Past Epirobs

2010 Örenäs, Sweden Web Site 2010 Proceedings
2009 Venice, Italy Web Site 2009 Proceedings
2008 Brighton, UK Web Site 2008 Proceedings
2007 Piscataway, NJ, USA Web Site 2007 Proceedings
2006 Paris, France Web Site 2006 Proceedings
2005 Nara, Japan Web Site 2005 Proceedings
2004 Genoa, Italy Web Site 2004 Proceedings
2003 Boston, MA, USA Web Site 2003 Proceedings
2002 Edinburgh, Scotland Web Site 2002 Proceedings
2001 Lund, Sweden Proceedings