Cognitive Developmental Robotics: from Physical Interaction to Social One

  • Minoru Asada
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 65)


Cognitive Developmental Robotics (CDR) aims to provide new understanding how human’s higher cognitive functions develop by means of a synthetic approach that developmentally constructs cognitive functions. The key idea of CDR is “from physical embodiment to social interaction” that enables information structuring through interactions with the environment, including other agents. The idea is shaped through the hypothesized development models of human cognitive functions. Some studies of CDR and related works are introduced, and future issues are discussed.


Body image Cognitive developmental robotics Intuitive parenting Physical embodiment Social interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Adaptive Machine Systems, Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka UniversitySuitaJapan

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