Motor Learning in Children and Robots

Research on the development of motor abilities and how they change during the life-span has had a long tradition in this laboratory. Early work by Jürgen Konczak concerned the development of reaching in infancy. We have since conducted studies on the development complex motor skills, the development of force adaptation during childhood and how the framework of human development may be used to guide the design of humanoid robots that eventually will undergo their own stages of development like a child.

How do Children Learn a Complex Motor Skill like Playing the Violin?

Sensorimotor Development in Robots - A Framework for the Study of Embodied Cognition

How do Children Learn to Adapt to Unknown Forces?

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