Pairing the EfferenceNet with a good but generic feature map allows us to perform an accurate search in the latent space of manipulating unseen objects. This remarkably simple method, inspired by the neurology of the cerebellum, reveals a promising line of future work. We validate our method by on a viewpoint-matching task derived from the NORB data set.
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, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.