Date: To be defined.

Giorgio Metta, LIRA-Lab, DIST, UniversitÓ di Genova.

Mirror neurons and imitation: a robotic implementation and some biological insights

This presentation reports about our investigation on action understanding in the brain. We are taking a three-pronged approach relying on recent results of the neurophysiology, modeling from human movement recording, and on the implementation of the model on a robotic setup interacting in a natural environment.

I'll show how this investigation delves deep into the concept of perception and action in humans and how it can cast new light on our understanding of the link between intelligence and action. Finally, I'll speculate on the far reaching implications of these ideas.