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Monday, April 20, 2009

Heterogeneous 3D Perception across Visual Fragments

For everyone interested in the cognitive aspects of active 3D perception, their neural correlates, and their implication for humanoid robotics, I am pleased to point out a link to the project EYESHOTS “Heterogeneous 3D Perception across Visual Fragments” that recently ended its first year:http://www.eyeshots.it/EYESHOTS is a three-year project funded by European Commission through its Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics Unit (E5) under the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013). The consortium is composed of 7 research units of 5 research centers, which provide different expertise ranging from robotics, computer vision, neuroscience and experimental psychology:University of Genoa, Italy (coordinator)Westfälische Wilhems-University Münster, GermanyUniversity of Bologna, ItalyUniversity Jaume I, Castellòn, SpainKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, BelgiumIn general, there is a growing attention for moving the active vision perspective from systems in which just the effects of action influence the perception, to systems where the acting itself, and even its planning, operate in parallel with perception, thus really closing the loops and taking full advantage of a concurrent/anticipatory perception-action processing.From this perspective, recent progress in vision research, computer vision, robotics and experimental psychology closely relates to sensorimotor paradigms at different levels of integration, specifically suggesting advantages of a mutual calibration of the vision and the arm systems.From this perspective, EYESHOTS aims to develop a system capable of “mastering” the 3D space at a reaching distance, by gaining a perceptual visuospatial awareness in head-centered coordinates for visually guided actions in the peripersonal. The underling assumption is that a complete and operative cognition of visual space can be achieved only through active exploration of it: the natural effectors of this cognition are the eyes and the arms.The cognitive valence of an “early” perception-action embodiment in the visual system is specifically investigated.Contacts from similar projects, research programmes, as well as individual research activities are welcome for exchange of knowledge and specific synergies.Silvio Sabatini, University of Genoa – Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering-- ---------------------------------------------------------------------Dr. Silvio P. SABATINI - PSPC Research GroupDIBE - University of Genova e_mail: silvio.sabatini@unige.itVia Opera Pia, 11A phone: +39 010 3532092/3532289I-16145 Genova (ITALY) fax: +39 010 3532289/3532777URL: http://pspc.dibe.unige.it/---------------------------------------------------------------------