Autonomous Learning

Group Leader

Dr. Yulia Sandamirskaya

Former Members

Claudius Strub

    2017

  • Dynamic Neural Fields with Intrinsic Plasticity
    Strub, C., Schöner, G., Wörgötter, F., & Sandamirskaya, Y.
    Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 11(August), 74
  • 2015

  • Parsing of action sequences: A neural dynamics approach
    Lobato, D., Sandamirskaya, Y., Richter, M., & Schöner, G.
    Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 6(1), 119–135
  • Learning the condition of satisfaction of an elementary behavior in dynamic field theory
    Luciw, M., Kazerounian, S., Lahkman, K., Richter, M., & Sandamirskaya, Y.
    Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 6(1), 180–190
  • Artificial Neural Networks — Methods and Applications in Bio-/Neuroinformatics
    Sandamirskaya, Y., & Storck, T.
    In P. Koprinkova-Hristova, Mladenov, V., & Kasabov, N. K. (Eds.) (Vol. 4) Springer
  • 2014

  • Learning to Look: a Dynamic Neural Fields Architecture for Gaze Shift Generation
    Bell, C., Storck, T., & Sandamirskaya, Y.
    In International Conference for Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN Hamburg, Germany
  • Reinforcement-Driven Shaping of Sequence Learning in Neural Dynamics
    Luciw, M., Kazerounian, S., Sandamirskaya, Y., Schöner, G., & Schmidhuber, J.
    In Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB
  • Autonomous Neural Dynamics to Test Hypotheses in a Model of Spatial Language
    Richter, M., Lins, J., Schneegans, S., Sandamirskaya, Y., & Schöner, G.
    In P. Bello, Guarini, M., McShane, M., & Scassellati, B. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2847–2852) Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society
  • Neural-Dynamic Architecture for Looking: Shift from Visual to Motor Target Representation for Memory Saccade
    Sandamirskaya, Y., & Storck, T.
    In IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL EPIROB 2014)
  • Correcting Pose Estimates during Tactile Exploration of Object Shape: a Neuro-robotic Study
    Strub, C., Wörgötter, F., Ritter, H., & Sandamirskaya, Y.
    In Development and Learning and Epirobotics (ICDL-Epirob), IEEE International Conference on
  • Using Haptics to Extract Object Shape from Rotational Manipulations
    Strub, C., Wörgötter, F., Ritter, H., & Sandamirskaya, Y.
    In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE/RSJ International Conference on IEEE
  • 2013

  • Autonomous Reinforcement of Behavioral Sequences in Neural Dynamics
    Kazerounian, S., Luciw, M., Richter, M., & Sandamirskaya, Y.
    In International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)
  • Learning the Perceptual Conditions of Satisfaction of Elementary Behaviors
    Luciw, M., Kazerounian, S., Lakhmann, K., Richter, M., & Sandamirskaya, Y.
    In Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Workshop "Active Learning in Robotics: Exploration, Curiosity, and Interaction"
  • Dynamic Neural Fields as a Step Towards Cognitive Neuromorphic Architectures
    Sandamirskaya, Y.
    Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7, 276
  • Increasing Autonomy of Learning SensorimotorTransformations with Dynamic Neural Fields
    Sandamirskaya, Y., & Conradt, J.
    In International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Workshop "Autonomous Learning"
  • Learning Sensorimotor Transformations with Dynamic Neural Fields
    Sandamirskaya, Y., & Conradt, J.
    In International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN)
  • Using Dynamic Field Theory to Extend the Embodiment Stance toward Higher Cognition
    Sandamirskaya, Y., Zibner, S. K. U., Schneegans, S., & Schöner, G.
    New Ideas in Psychology, 31(3), 322–339
  • 2012

  • Autonomous reinforcement of behavioral sequences in neural dynamics
    Kazerounian, S., Luciw, M., Sandamirskaya, Y., Richter, M., Schmidhuber, J., & Schöner, G.
    In IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (Vol. 1, pp. 1–2) Ieee
  • Neural Dynamics of Hierarchically Organized Sequences: a Robotic Implementation
    Duran,, & Sandamirskaya, Y.
    In Proceedings of 2012 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids)
  • A Dynamic Field Architecture for the Generation of Hierarchically Organized Sequences
    Duran, B., Sandamirskaya, Y., & Schöner, G.
    In A. E. P. Villa, Duch, W., Érdi, P., Masulli, F., & Palm, G. (Eds.), Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning – ICANN 2012 (Vol. 7552, pp. 25–32) Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • A Neuro-Behavioral Model of Flexible Spatial Language Behaviors
    Lipinski, J., Schneegans, S., Sandamirskaya, Y., Spencer, J. P., & Schöner, G.
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition., 38(6), 1490–1511
  • A robotic architecture for action selection and behavioral organization inspired by human cognition
    Richter, M., Sandamirskaya, Y., & Schöner, G.
    In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
  • A neural-dynamic architecture for flexible spatial language: intrinsic frames, the term “between”, and autonomy
    van Hengel, U., Sandamirskaya, Y., Schneegans, S., & Schöner, G.
    In 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man) 2012 (pp. 150–157)
  • 2011

  • A neural-dynamic architecture for behavioral organization of an embodied agent
    Sandamirskaya, Y., Richter, M., & Schöner, G.
    In IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL EPIROB 2011) (pp. 1–7)
  • 2010

  • Natural human-robot interaction through spatial language: a dynamic neural fields approach
    Sandamirskaya, Y., Lipinski, J., Iossifidis, I., & Schöner, G.
    In 19th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN (pp. 600–607) Viareggio, Italy
  • An embodied account of serial order: how instabilities drive sequence generation
    Sandamirskaya, Y., & Schöner, G.
    Neural Networks, 23(10), 1164–1179
  • Serial order in an acting system: a multidimensional dynamic neural fields implementation
    Sandamirskaya, Y., & Schöner, G.
    In Development and Learning, 2010. ICDL 2010. 9th IEEE International Conference on
  • 2009

  • Swing it to the Left, Swing it to the Right: Enacting Flexible Spatial Language Using a Neurodynamic Framework
    Lipinski, J., Sandamirskaya, Y., & Schöner, G.
    Cognitive Neurodynamics, 3(4)
  • An Integrative Framework for Spatial Language and Color: Robotic Demonstrations Using the Dynamic Field Theory.
    Lipinski, J., Sandamirskaya, Y., & Schöner, G.
    In 31th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2009 Amstredam, NL
  • Behaviorally Flexible Spatial Communication: Robotic Demonstrations of a Neurodynamic Framework
    Lipinski, J., Sandamirskaya, Y., & Schöner, G.
    In B. Mertsching, Hund, M., & Z., A. (Eds.), KI 2009, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Vol. 5803, pp. 257–264) Berlin: Springer-Verlag

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science.

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