Embodied Language in Brains and Robots: The Question of Geometrical Reference Frames

  • Alain BerthozEmail author
Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 130)


In this chapter, we argue that “wording robotics” requires that we take into account the fact that robots and humans share common principles for action and perception, make use of common reference frames, are able to perform perspective change, and have the required flexibility for understanding and sharing others emotions, intentions and desires. In this perspective, we overview recent results in neurophysiology emphasizing the capacity of the brain to manage various geometrical reference frames.


Neurophysiology Embodied language Reference frames Geometry 


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  1. 1.Collège de FranceParisFrance

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