The cognitive nature of action - functional links between cognitive psychology, movement science, and robotics

Schack T, Ritter H (2009)
Progress in Brain Research - Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link Between Thought and Action 174: 231-252.

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This paper examines the cognitive architecture of human action, showing how it is organized over several levels and how it is built up. Basic action concepts (BACs) are identified as major building blocks on a representation level. These BACs are cognitive tools for mastering the functional demands of movement tasks. Results from different lines of research showed that not only the structure formation of mental representations in long-term memory but also chunk formation in working memory are built up on BACs and relate systematically to movement structures. It is concluded that such movement representations might provide the basis for action implementation and action control in skilled voluntary movements in the form of cognitive reference structures. To simulate action implementation we discuss challenges and issues that arise when we try to replicate complex movement abilities in robots. Among the key issues to be addressed is the question how structured representations can arise during skill acquisition and how the underlying processes can be understood sufficiently succinctly to replicate them on robot platforms. Working towards this goal, we translate our findings in studies of motor control in humans into models that can guide the implementation of cognitive robot architectures. Focusing on the issue of manual action control, we illustrate some results in the context of grasping with a five-fingered anthropomorphic robot hand.
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Schack T, Ritter H. The cognitive nature of action - functional links between cognitive psychology, movement science, and robotics. Progress in Brain Research - Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link Between Thought and Action. 2009;174:231-252.
Schack, T., & Ritter, H. (2009). The cognitive nature of action - functional links between cognitive psychology, movement science, and robotics. Progress in Brain Research - Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link Between Thought and Action, 174, 231-252.
Schack, T., and Ritter, H. (2009). The cognitive nature of action - functional links between cognitive psychology, movement science, and robotics. Progress in Brain Research - Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link Between Thought and Action 174, 231-252.
Schack, T., & Ritter, H., 2009. The cognitive nature of action - functional links between cognitive psychology, movement science, and robotics. Progress in Brain Research - Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link Between Thought and Action, 174, p 231-252.
T. Schack and H. Ritter, “The cognitive nature of action - functional links between cognitive psychology, movement science, and robotics”, Progress in Brain Research - Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link Between Thought and Action, vol. 174, 2009, pp. 231-252.
Schack, T., Ritter, H.: The cognitive nature of action - functional links between cognitive psychology, movement science, and robotics. Progress in Brain Research - Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link Between Thought and Action. 174, 231-252 (2009).
Schack, Thomas, and Ritter, Helge. “The cognitive nature of action - functional links between cognitive psychology, movement science, and robotics”. Progress in Brain Research - Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link Between Thought and Action 174 (2009): 231-252.
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