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Preliminary Investigation on Visual Finger-Counting with the iCub Robot Cameras and Hands

  • Alexandr LucasEmail author
  • Carlos Ricolfe-Viala
  • Alessandro Di Nuovo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11650)

Abstract

This short paper describes an approach for collecting a dataset of hand’s pictures and training a Deep Learning network that could enable the iCub robot to count on its fingers using solely its own cameras. Such a skill, mimicking children’s habits, can support arithmetic learning in a baby robot, an important step in creating artificial intelligence for robots that could learn like children in the context of cognitive developmental robotics. Preliminary results show the approach is promising in terms of accuracy.

Keywords

Developmental robotics Finger-counting Faster R-CNN iCub 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been supported by the EPSRC through the grant no. EP/P030033/1 (NUMBERS). Authors are grateful to the NVIDIA Corporation for donating GeForce GTX TITAN X that has been used to accelerate the computation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandr Lucas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carlos Ricolfe-Viala
    • 2
  • Alessandro Di Nuovo
    • 1
  1. 1.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  2. 2.Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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