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Gert Kootstra

Gert KootstraI have a general interest in the combination of robotics, computer vision and cognitive science. My current research focusses on scene understanding for robotic grasping. The general goal is to have a robot clearing objects from a table. This involves many interesting questions, such as: what is an object? how can an object be detected and segmented from the background? how can a stable grasp be generated and executed? Within the eSMC project we approach these questions by incorporating actions and learning from experience to predict the sensory consequences of the actions.

Discussion Topic: How can sensorimotor contigencies be represented, modelled, and learned?

Website: http://csc.kth.se/~kootstra
Occupation: Post-doctoral researcher
Status: eSMCs-Member

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