Computer Vision

2014 Edition
| Editors: Katsushi Ikeuchi

Affordances and Action Recognition

  • James Bonaiuto
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-31439-6_772

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Definition

Affordances are opportunities for action that are directly perceivable in an organism’s environment without higher-level cognitive functions. Action recognition is the result of mapping an observed action onto an internal motor or semantic representation.

Background

Affordances are defined by Gibson [1] as opportunities for action that are directly perceivable without the need for higher-level cognitive functions such as object recognition. The concept of affordances for action has generated significant interest in the computer vision and robotics community. More recently, links between this concept and that of action recognition have been explored, suggesting that the two may share common mechanisms.

Affordances. In robotics, early use of the term affordances dealt with the extraction of features from the visual environment that signal...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Bonaiuto
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  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA