Generalising Predictable Object Movements Through Experience Using Schemas

  • Suresh Kumar
  • Patricia Shaw
  • Daniel Lewkowicz
  • Alexandros Giagkos
  • Mark Lee
  • Qiang Shen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9825)


In humans, repeated exposure to the effects of events can lead to anticipation of these effects. This behaviour has been observed in infants from as young as 3 months old. During infant experiments, the infants have been observed to predict either by pre-saccadic movements or reach actions according to the expected future outcome of the event. Event anticipation or prediction is necessary for such behaviours. In this paper we demonstrate prediction of object motion events using the adaptive learning tool Dev-PSchema. Results shows that the system is able to predict the linear motion outcome of the visual event using generalised schemas.


Developmental robotics Psychologically inspired Action prediction 



This research is supported by the Aberystwyth University Doctoral Training Programme, Sukkur IBA (Pakistan) Faculty Development Program and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), grant No. EP/M013510/1. We are grateful for contributions from our recent research colleagues, in particularly Dr. Michael Sheldon, for the development of the PSchema tool.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suresh Kumar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Patricia Shaw
    • 1
  • Daniel Lewkowicz
    • 1
  • Alexandros Giagkos
    • 1
  • Mark Lee
    • 1
  • Qiang Shen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceAberystwyth UniversityAberystwythUK
  2. 2.Sukkur Institute of Business Administration-Sukkur IBASukkurPakistan

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