Social Motorics – Towards an Embodied Basis of Social Human-Robot Interaction

  • Amir Sadeghipour
  • Ramin Yaghoubzadeh
  • Andreas Rüter
  • Stefan Kopp
Part of the Cognitive Systems Monographs book series (COSMOS, volume 6)


In this paper we present a biologically-inspired model for social behavior recognition and generation. Based on an unified sensorimotor representation, it integrates hierarchical motor knowledge structures, probabilistic forward models for predicting observations, and inverse models for motor learning. With a focus on hand gestures, results of initial evaluations against real-world data are presented.


Forward Model Inverse Model Motor Command Hand Gesture Motor Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amir Sadeghipour
    • 1
  • Ramin Yaghoubzadeh
    • 1
  • Andreas Rüter
    • 1
  • Stefan Kopp
    • 1
  1. 1.Sociable Agents Group, CITECBielefeld University 

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