Autonomous Motivational Systems for Robots at ISTC-CNR

The Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) is a world-renowned research institution located in Rome, Italy. The CNR is the primary Italian national research institution, and ISTC is one of its most dynamic research centres. With more than 60 researchers and 70 postdocs/PhDs, the institute boasts a highly diverse and talented team. The research areas at ISTC are highly interdisciplinary, covering a wide range of topics from autonomous robotics, developmental robotics, and artificial life to neuroscience, psychology, and primatology. 

Intrinsically Motivated Learning of Goals in a Humanoid Robot
iCub arranges 2 objects on a table in a desired configuration