Robot trajectory prediction and recognition based on a computational mirror neurons model

Junpei Zhong, Cornelius Weber, Stefan Wermter

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Mirror neurons are premotor neurons that are considered to play a role in goal-directed actions, action understanding and even social cognition. As one of the promising research areas in psychology, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive physiology, understanding mirror neurons in a social cognition context, whether with neural or computational models, is still an open issue [5]. In this paper, we mainly focus on the action understanding aspect of mirror neurons, which can be regarded as a fundamental function of social cooperation and social cognition. Our proposed initial architecture is to learn a simulation of the walking pattern of a humanoid robot and to predict where the robot is heading on the basis of its previous walking trajectory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning, ICANN 2011 - 21st International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Proceedings
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2011 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 14 Jun 201117 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6792 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference21st International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2011


  • Mirror Neurons
  • Parametric Bias
  • Recurrent Neural Network
  • Robot Walking Pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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