Hafner, V. and Kaplan, F. Interpersonal maps and the body correspondence problem. In Demiris, Y. and Dautenhahn, K. and Nehaniv, C., editor, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Imitation in animals and artifacts, pages 48-53, Herderfordshire, UK, 2005

Sony CSL authors: Verena Hafner, Frédéric Kaplan

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce the concept of “interpersonal maps”. They realize a representation of one’s own body to include the body of one’s peers. In cases of strong couplings between agents, a “we centric” space can emerge in which the agent’s body structure can be directly mapped onto the structure of an observed body. Based on a set of robotic experiments, we argue that this unified representation can help to elucidate both the formation of a body schema and the body correspondence problem.

Keywords: imitiation, body maps, body correspondence problem, aibo

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@INPROCEEDINGS { hafner:05a, ADDRESS="Herderfordshire, UK", AUTHOR="Hafner, V. and Kaplan, F.", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Imitation in animals and artifacts", EDITOR="Demiris, Y. and Dautenhahn, K. and Nehaniv, C.", PAGES="48--53", TITLE="Interpersonal maps and the body correspondence problem", YEAR="2005", }