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Marco Mirolli

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marco.mirolli@istc.cnr.it
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+39 06 44595231
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Via San Martino della Battaglia 44, 00185 - Rome

Profile

Position: 
Researcher
Short profile: 

I am a Researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), where I coordinate of the Laboratory Of Computational Embodied Neuroscience (LOCEN). I'm currently working within the IM-CLeVeR Project, founded by the Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics programme of the European Community.


I hold a PhD in Cognitive Sciences (University of Siena, 2006) and a Degree in Philosophy (University of Siena, 2001).


My research interests lie in the study of brain and behavior through computational (and robotic) modeling. In particular, I have been working on the evolution of communication and language, the role of language as a cognitive tool, the biological bases of motivations and emotions, and the role of intrinsic motivations in cumulative learning. I am also interested in the epistemology of simulations and in foundational issues of Cognitive Science.

Publications


Journal articles

   2016
Mannella F., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. Goal-Directed Behavior and Instrumental Devaluation: A Neural System-Level Computational Model. In: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 10 article n. 181. Frontiers Media, 2016.  image   image   image
Santucci V. G., Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. GRAIL: a Goal-Discovering Robotic Architecture for Intrinsically-Motivated Learning. In: IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, vol. 8 (3) pp. 214 - 231. IEEE, 2016.  image   image

   2014
Baldassarre G., Stafford T., Mirolli M., Redgrave P., Ryan R., Barto A. Intrinsic motivations and open-ended development in animals, humans, and robots: an overview. In: Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 5 (985) pp. e1 - 5. Frontiers, 2014.  image   image
Fiore V., Mannella F., Mirolli M., Latagliata E., Valzania A., Cabib S., Dolan R., Puglisi-Allegra S., Baldassarre G. Corticolimbic catecholamines in stress: a computational model of the appraisal of controllability. In: Brain Structure and Function, pp. e1 - 15. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, [Online First 04 February 2014]  image   image   image
Fiore V., Sperati V., Mannella F., Mirolli M., Gurney K., Firston K., Dolan R., Baldassarre G. Keep focussing: striatal dopamine multiple functions resolved in a single mechanism tested in a simulated humanoid robot. In: Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 5 (124) pp. e1 - 17. Frontiers Media S.A, 2014.  image   image
Paglieri F., Addessi E., De Petrillo F., Laviola G., Mirolli M., Parisi D., Petrosino G., Ventricelli M., Zoratto F., Adriani W. Nonhuman gamblers: lessons from rodents, primates, and robots. In: frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, vol. 8 article n. 33. frontiers research foundation, 2014.  image   image
Polizzi Di Sorrentino E., Sabbatini G., Truppa V., Bordonali A., Taffoni F., Formica D., Baldassarre G., Mirolli M., Guglielmelli E., Visalberghi E. Exploration and learning in capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.): the role of action-outcome contingencies. In: Animal Cognition, vol. 17 pp. 1081 - 1088. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014.  image   image   image
Taffoni F., Tamilia E., Focaroli V., Formica D., Ricci L., Di Pino G., Baldassarre G., Mirolli M., Guglielmelli E., Keller F. Development of goal-directed action selection guided by intrinsic motivations: an experiment with children. In: Experimental Brain Research, vol. 232 (7) pp. 2167 - 2177. Springer, 2014.  image   image   image

   2013
Baldassarre G., Mannella F., Fiore V. G., Redgrave P., Gurney K., Mirolli M. Intrinsically motivated action-outcome learning and goal-based action recall: A system-level bio-constrained computational model. In: Neural Networks, vol. 41 pp. 168 - 187. Autonomous Learning. Elsevier, 2013.  image   image   image
Barto A., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. Novelty or surprise?. In: Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 4 (907) pp. 1 - 15. Frontiers Media S.A, 2013.  image   image
Chersi F., Mirolli M., Pezzulo G., Baldassarre G. A spiking neuron model of the cortico-basal ganglia circuits for goal-directed and habitual action learning. In: Neural Networks, vol. 41 pp. 212 - 224. Elsevier, 2013.  image   image   image
Mirolli M., Santucci V. G., Baldassarre G. Phasic dopamine as a prediction error of intrinsic and extrinsic reinforcement driving both action acquisition and reward maximization: A simulated robotic study. In: Neural Networks, vol. 39 pp. 40 - 51. Elsevier Ltd, 2013.  image   image
Santucci V. G., Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Which is the best intrinsic motivation signal for learning multiple skills?. In: Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 7 pp. e1 - 14. Frontiers, 2013.  image   image

   2012
Mirolli M. Representations in Dynamical Embodied Agents: Re-Analyzing a Minimally Cognitive Model Agent. In: Cognitive Science, vol. 36 (5) pp. 870 - 895. Wiley, 2012.  image   image
Taffoni F., Vespignani M., Formica D., Cavallo G., Polizzi Di Sorrentino E., Sabbatini G., Truppa V., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G., Visalberghi E., Keller F., Guglielmelli E. A mechatronic platform for behavioral analysis of non human primates. In: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, vol. 11 (1) pp. 87 - 101. Imperial College Press, 2012.  image   image

   2011
Mirolli M., Parisi D. La società nella mente (attraverso il linguaggio). In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 2 pp. 309 - 317. Il Mulino, 2011.  image
Mirolli M., Parisi D. Towards a vygotskyan cognitive robotics: the role of language as a cognitive tool. In: New Ideas in Psychology, vol. 9 pp. 298 - 311. 2011.  image

   2010
Mirolli M., Ferrauto T., Nolfi S. Categorisation through evidence accumulation in an active vision system. In: Connection Science, vol. 22 (4) pp. 331 - 354. 2010.  image
Mirolli M., Mannella F., Baldassarre G. The roles of the amygdala in the affective regulation of body, brain and behaviour. In: Connection Science, vol. 22 (3) pp. 215 - 245. 2010.  image

   2009
Mirolli M., Parisi D. Language as a cognitive tool. In: Minds and Machines, vol. 19 (4) pp. 517 - 528. 2009.  image

   2008
Mirolli M., Parisi D. How producer biases can favor the evolution of communication: an analysis of evolutionary dynamics. In: Adaptive Behavior, vol. 16 (1) pp. 27 - 52. 2008.  image

   2006
Mirolli M. Vita artificiale e linguaggio. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 1 pp. 133 - 142. 2006.  image

   2005
Mirolli M., Parisi D. How can we explain the emergence of a language which benefits the hearer but not the speaker?. In: Connection Science, vol. 17 (3-4) pp. 307 - 324. 2005.  image

   2003
Mirolli M. A naturalist perspective on intentionality: interview with Daniel Dennett. In: Mind & Society, vol. 3 (2) pp. 1 - 12. 2003.  image
Mirolli M., Parisi D. Artificial organisms that sleep. In: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 2801 pp. 377 - 386. Springer-Verlag, 2003.  image

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2014
Santucci V. G., Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Cumulative learning through intrinsic reinforcements. In: Evolution, Complexity and Artificial Life. pp. 107 - 122. S. Cagnoni, M.Mirolli, M. Villani (eds.). Berlin: Springer, 2014.  image   image   image

   2013
Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Deciding which skill to learn when: Temporal-Difference Competence-Based Intrinsic Motivation (TD-CB-IM). In: Intrinsically Motivated Learning in Natural and Artificial Systems. pp. 257 - 278. G. Baldassarre, M. Mirolli (eds.). Berlin: Springer, 2013.  image   image
Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. Functions and mechanisms of intrinsic motivations: the knowledge versus competence distinction. In: Intrinsically Motivated Learning in Natural and Artificial Systems. pp. 49 - 72. G. Baldassarre, M. Mirolli (eds.). Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2013.  image   image
Taffoni F., Formica D., Schiavone G., Scorcia M., Tomassetti A., Polizzi Di Sorrentino E., Sabbatini G., Truppa V., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G., Visalberghi E., Keller F., Guglielmelli E. The "Mechatronic Board": a tool to study intrisic motivation in humans, monkeys, and humanoid robots. In: Intrinsically Motivated Learning in Natural and Artificial Systems. pp. 411 - 432. G. Baldassarre, M. Mirolli (eds.). Berlin: Springer, 2013.  image   image

   2010
Mannella F., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. The interplay of pavlovian and instrumental processes in devaluation experiments: a computational embodied neuroscience model tested with a simulated rat. In: Modelling Perception With Artificial Neural Networks. pp. 93 - 113. Tosh C. and Ruxton G (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.  image
Mirolli M., Nolfi S. Evolving communication in embodied agents: Theory, methods, and evaluation. In: Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents. pp. 105 - 121. S. Nolfi, M. Mirolli (eds.). Berlin: Springer, 2010.  image   image
Mirolli M., Parisi D. Producer biases and kin selection in the evolution of communication. In: Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents. pp. 135 - 159. Nolfi S., Mirolli M (eds.). Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2010.  image
Nolfi S., Mirolli M. Evolving communication in embodied agents: Assessment and open challenges. In: Evolution of communication and language in embodied and agents. pp. 215 - 220. S. Nolfi, M. Mirolli (eds.). Berlin: Springer, 2010.  image   image

   2009
Tummolini L., Mirolli M., Castelfranchi C. Stigmergic Cues and their Uses in Coordination: An Evolutionary Approach. In: Multi-Agent Systems: Simulation and Applications. Taylor & Francis Group ed. pp. 243 - 265. Adeline Uhrmacher & Danny Weyns (eds.). London: CRC Press, 2009.  image

Proceedings

   2014
Santucci V. G., Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Autonomous selection of the "what" and the "how" of learning: an intrinsically motivated system tested with a two armed robot. In: ICDL-EpiRob2014 - 2014 Joint IEEE International Conferences on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-Epirob) (Genoa, Italy, 13-16 October 2014). Proceedings, pp. 434 - 439. IEEE, 2014.  image   image

   2013
Santucci V. G., Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Intrinsic motivation signals for driving the acquisition of multiple tasks: A simulated robotic study. In: ICCM 2013 - 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (Ottawa, 11-14 July 2013). Proceedings, pp. 59 - 64. R.L. West, T.C. Stewart (eds.). Carleton University, 2013.  image

   2012
Santucci V. G., Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. A bio-inspired learning signal for the cumulative learning of different skills. In: WIVACE 2012 - Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva, 2012. Proceedings. CD-ROM (Parma, 20-21 Febbraio 2012). Atti, pp. E1 - 12. S.Cagnoni, M. Mirolli, M.Villani (eds.). Dip. Scienze Sociali. Universita' di Parma, 2012.  image
Santucci V. G., Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Intrinsic motivation mechanisms for competence acquisition. In: ICDL-EpiRob 2012 - 2012 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (San Diego, Cal, 7-9 November 2012). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 6. IEEE, 2012.  image   image
Taffoni F., Formica D., Zompanti A., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G., Keller F., Guglielmelli E. A mechatronic platform for behavioral studies on infants. In: BioRob 2012 - The Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Roma, 24-27 June 2012). Proceedings, pp. 1874 - 1878. E. Guglielmelli (ed.). IEEE, 2012.  image   image
Tommasino P., Caligiore D., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. Reinforcement learning algorithms that assimilate and accommodate skills with multiple tasks. In: ICDL-EpiRob 2012 - 2012 International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (San Diego, CA, 7-9 November 2012). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 8. IEEE, 2012.  image   image

   2010
Caligiore D., Mirolli M., Parisi D., Baldassarre G. A bioinspired hierarchical reinforcement learning architecture for modeling learning of multiple skills with continuous state and actions. In: EpiRob2010 - Tenth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics, 2010. (Örenäs Slott, Sweden, 5-7 November 2010). Proceedings, pp. 27 - 34. B. Johansson, E. Sahin, C Balkenius (eds.). (Lund University Cognitive Studies, vol. 149). Lund University Cognitive Studies, 2010.  image
Santucci V. G., Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Biological cumulative learning through intrinsic motivations: a simulated robotic study on development of visually-guided reaching. In: EpiRob2010 - Tenth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics, 2010. (Örenäs Slott, Sweden, 5-7 November 2010). Proceedings, pp. 121 - 128. B. Johansson, E. Sahin, C Balkenius (eds.). (Lund University Cognitive Studies, vol. 149). Lund University Cognitive Studies, 2010.  image

   2009
Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Il Progetto IM-CLeVeR: Intrinsecally Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots. In: WIVACE 2009 - Modelli, sistemi e applicazioni di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva, WIVACE 2009. Atti del VI Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva (Napoli, 23-25 novembre 2009). Atti, pp. 43 - 46. O. Miglino, M. Ponticorvo, A. Rega, F. Rubinacci (eds.). Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, 2009.  image
Baldassarre G., Mirolli M., Mannella F., Caligiore D., Visalberghi E., Natale F., Truppa V., Sabbatini G., Guglielmelli E., Keller F., Campolo D., Redgrave P., Gurney K., Stafford T., Triesh J., Weber C., Rothkopf C., Nehmzow U., Condell J., Siddique M., Lee M., Huelse M., Schmidhuber J., Gomez F., Foester A., Togelius J., Barto A. The IM-CLeVeR project: intrinsically motivated cumulative learning versatile robots. In: EpiRob'2009 - Ninth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems (Venice, Italy, 12-14 November 2009). Proceedings, pp. 189 - 190. L. Canamero, P.Y. Oudeyer, C. Balkenius (eds.). (Lund University Cognitive Studies, vol. 146). Lund University Cognitive Studies, 2009.  image
Ferrauto T., Tuci E., Mirolli M., Massera G., Nolfi S. Two examples of active categorisation processes distributed over time. In: EpiRob'09 - Ninth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems. (Venice, Italy, 12-14 November 2009). Proceedings, pp. 49 - 56. L. Canamero, P.-Y Oudeyer, C. Balkenius (eds.). (Lund University Cognitive Studies, vol. 146). Lund University, 2009.  image
Gigliotta O., Mirolli M., Nolfi S. Who is the learder? Dynamic role allocation through communication in a population of homogeneous robots. In: Wivace 2008 - Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computatrion: Proceedings of Wivace 2008 (Venice, 8-10 September 2008). Atti, pp. 167 - 177. R. Serra, M. Villani, I. Poli (eds.). World Scientific, 2009.  image
Mirolli M., Schembri M., Baldassarre G. Apprendimento cumulativo basato su motivazioni intrinseche: un modello neurale gerarchico testato su un robot simulato. In: WIVACE 2009 - Modelli, sistemi e applicazioni di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva. Atti del VI Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva (Napoli, 23-25 novembre 2009). Atti, pp. 125 - 131. O. Miglino,M. Ponticorvo, A. Rega, F.Rubinacci (eds.). Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, 2009.  image
Venditti A., Mirolli M., Parisi D., Baldassarre G. A neural-network model of the dynamics of hunger, learning, and action vigor in mice. In: WIVACE 2008 - Artificial life and evolutionary computation - Proceedings of Wivace 2008 (Venice, Italy, 8-10 September 2008). Atti, pp. 131 - 142. R. Serra, M. Villani, I. Poli (eds.). World Scientific, 2009.  image

   2008
Fiore V. G., Mannella F., Mirolli M., Gurney K., Baldassarre G. Instrumental conditioning driven by neutral stimuli: A model tested with a simulated robotic rat. In: EpiRob'08 - Eighth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems (Brighton, UK, 30-31 July 2008). Proceedings, pp. 13 - 20. M. Schlesinger, L. Berthouze, C. Balkenius (eds.). (Lund University Cognitive Studies, vol. 139). Lund University Cognitive Studies, 2008.  image
Mannella F., Zappacosta S., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. A computational model of the amygdala nuclei's role in second order conditioning. In: SAB 2008 - From Animals to Animats 10, 10th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2008. Proceedings (Osaka, Japan, 7-12 July 2008). Proceedings, pp. 321 - 330. M. Asada, J. C.T. Hallam, J.-A. Meyer, J. Tani (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 5040). Springer, 2008.  image   image   image

   2007
Mannella F., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. The role of amygdala in devaluation: a model tested with a simulated robot. In: EpiRob2007 - Seventh International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems, 2007. (Piscataway, NJ, 5-7 November 2007). Proceedings, pp. 77 - 84. L. Berthouze, C.G. Prince, M. Littman, H. Kozima, C. Balkenius (eds.). (Lund University Cognitive Studies, vol. 135). Lund University, 2007.  image   image
Mirolli M., Cecconi F., Parisi D. A neural network model for explaining the asymmetries between linguistic production and linguistic comprehension. In: EuroCogSci 07 - The Second European Cognitive Science Conference (Delphi, Greece, 23-27 May 2007). Proceedings, pp. 670 - 675. S. Vosniadou, D. Kayser, A. Protopapas (eds.). Erlbaum, 2007.  image
Schembri M., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. Evolution and learning in an intrinsically motivated reinforcement learning robot. In: ECAL 2007 - Ninth European Conference on Artificial Life, 2007 (Lisbon, 10-14 September 2007). Proceedings, pp. 294 - 333. F. Almeida e Costa, L. M. Rocha, E. Costa, I. Harvey, A. Coutinho (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4648). Springer, 2007.  image   image   image
Schembri M., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. Evolving childhood's length and learning parameters in an intrinsically motivated reinforcement learning robot. In: EpiRob2007 - Seventh International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems, 2007. (Piscataway, NJ, 5-7 November 2007). Proceedings, pp. 141 - 148. L. Berthouze, C.G. Prince, M. Littman, H. Kozima, C. Balkenius (eds.). (Lund University Cognitive Studies, vol. 135). Lund University, 2007.  image   image
Schembri M., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. Evolving internal reinforcers for an intrinsically motivated reinforcement-learning robot. In: ICDL 2007 - 6th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning 2007. (London, 11-13 July 2007). Proceedings, pp. 282 - 287. Y. Demiris, B. Scassellati, D. Mareschal (eds.). (Proceedings of the IEEE). IEEE, 2007.  image   image

   2006
Mirolli M., Parisi D. Talking to oneself as a selective pressure for the emergence of language. In: EVOLANG6 - Sixth International Conference on the Evolution of Language, 2006. (Rome, 12-15 April 2006). Proceedings, pp. 214 - 221. A. Cangelosi, A.D.M. Smith, K. Smith (eds.). World Scientific, 2006.  image
Mirolli M., Cecconi F., Parisi D. Un modello neurale per spiegare le asimmetrie tra produzione e comprensione linguistica'. In: Terzo Convegno Nazionale di Scienze Cognitive (Genova, Italy, 26-27 Ottobre 2006). Atti, pp. 165 - 169. Greco A., Penco C., Sandini G., Zaccaria R (eds.). Genova: Erga Edizioni, 2006.  image

   2005
Mirolli M., Parisi D. Language as an aid to categorization: A neural network model of early language acquisition. In: NCPW9 - Modeling Language, Cognition And Action: Proceedings of the Ninth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (Plymouth, UK, 8-10 September 2004). Proceedings, pp. 97 - 106. A. Cangelosi, G. Bugmann, R. Borisyuk (eds.). (Progress in Neural Processing, vol. 16). World Scientific, 2005.  image
Mirolli M., Parisi D. Linguaggio e categorizzazione: un modello neurale dell'apprendimento del lessico. In: Secondo Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale (Roma, Italia, 2-5 Marzo 2005). Atti, Baldassarre G., Marocco D. Mirolli M (eds.). 2005.  image

   2004
Mirolli M., Parisi D. Language, altruism and docility: how cultural learning can favour, language evolution. In: ALIFE9 - Artificial Life IX: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (Boston, 12-15 September 2004). Proceedings, pp. 182 - 187. J.B. Pollack, M. Bedau, P. Husbands, T. Ikegami, R.A. Watson. MIT Press, 2004.  image

Editorials

   2013
Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Computational and Robotic Models of the Hierarchical Organization of Behavior: An Overview. pp. 1 - 10. G. Baldassarre, M. Mirolli (eds.). Springer, 2013.  image   image
Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Intrinsically Motivated Learning Systems: An Overview. pp. 1 - 14. G. Baldassarre, M. Mirolli (eds.). Springer, 2013.  image   image

   2010
Nolfi S., Mirolli M. A Synthetic Approach to the Study of the Evolution of Communication and Language. pp. 1 - 9. S. Nolfi, M. Mirolli (eds.). Springer, 2010.  image   image   image

   2006
Baldassarre G., Marocco D., Mirolli M. Editoriale: La Via Italiana alla Vita Artificiale. vol. 18 (1) pp. 3 - 6. La via italiana alla vita artificiale. G. Baldassare, D. Marocco, M. Mirolli (eds.). Il Mulino, 2006.  image

Technical reports

   2013
Baldassarre G., Mirolli M., Visalberghi E., Guglielmelli E., Keller F., Redgrave P., Gurney K., McGuinnity M., Triesch J., Lee M., Schmidhuber J., Barto A. A digest of the main insights and achievements of the project IM-CLeVeR - Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots. This document is directed to illustrate the main achievements and insights gained by the IM-CLeVeR project, a project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013). Technical report, 2013.  image
Baldassarre G., Mirolli M., Visalberghi E., Guglielmelli E., Keller F., Redgrave P., Gurney K., McGuinnity M., Triesch J., Lee M., Schmidhuber J., Barto A. Final report key contents: main results accomplished by the EU-Funded project IM-CLeVeR - Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots. This document has the goal of presenting the main scientific and technological achievements of the project IM-CLeVeR, a project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013). Technical report, 2013.  image
Baldassarre G., Santucci V. G., Mirolli M., Visalberghi E., Guglielmelli E., Keller F., Redgrave P., Gurney K., McGuinnity M., Triesch J., Lee M., Schmidhuber J., Barto A. The Project IM-CLeVeR - Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots: A Tool-box for Research on Intrinsic Motivations and Cumulative Learning. The goal of this paper is to furnish a tool-box for research on intrinsic motivations and cumulative learning based on the main ideas produced within the Integrated Project "IM-CLeVeR - Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots". Technical report, 2013.  image

   2011
Gatsoulis Y., McGinnity M., Kerr E., Condell J., Siddique N., Burbridge C., Riano L., Ratnasingam S., Mirolli M., Santucci V. G., Baldassarre G., Barto A., Singh S., Lewis R., Stout A., Sorg J., Dimitrakakis C., Rothkopf C., Triesch J., Shah A., Gurney K., Lee M., Law J., Huelse M., Shaw P., Ring M., Cuccu G., Luciw M., Gomez F., Graziano V., Ngo H., Migliore D., Schaul T., Pape L., Yi S., Schmidhuber J. Novelty detection and learning drives. Deliverable D5.1 of the EU-funded Integrated Project "IM-CLeVeR - Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots", Contract n. FP7-ICT-IP-231722. Technical report, 2011.  image
Law J., Lee M., Shaw P., Huelse M., Caligiore D., Mannella F., Fiore V., Sperati V., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G., Barto A., Vigorito C., Konidaris G., Botvinick M., Niv Y., Dimitrakakis C., Lonini L., Toutounji H., Rothkopf C., Triesch J., Ring M., Schaul T., Kompella V., Pape L., Schmidhuber J., Formica D., Taffoni F., Keller F., Guglielmelli E., Lewis J., Chambers J., Redgrave P., Gurney K., Gatsoulis Y., Kerr E., Das G., Riano L., Condell J., Siddique N., McGinnity M. Hierarchical architectures. Deliverable D6.1 of the EU-funded Integrated Project "IM-CLeVeR - Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots", contract no. FP7-ICT-IP-231722. Technical report, 2011.
Stafford T., Thirkettle M., Gurney K., Redgrave P., Formica D., Schiavone G., Taffoni F., Keller F., Guglielmelli E., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G., Polizzi Di Sorrentino E., Truppa V., Sabbatini G., Natale F., Visalberghi E. Empirical experiments on intrinsic motivations and action acquisition: results, evaluation, and redefinition. Deliverable D3.2 of the EU-funded Integrated Project "IM-CLeVeR - Intrinsically Motivated Cumulative Learning Versatile Robots", contract n. FP7-ICT-IP-231722. Technical report, 2011.  image

Abstracts

   2011
Baldassarre G., Mannella F., Fiore V. G., Sperati V., Caligiore D., Mirolli M., Shaw P., Law J., Lee M., Taffoni F., Formica D., Keller F., Guglielmelli E. An experiment and a bio-constrained model of children's action-outcome learning driven by intrinsic motivations. In: ICDL-EPIROB 2011 - IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (Frankfurt am Main, 24-27 August 2011). Abstract, article n. e1-2. IEEE Xpress, 2011.  image
Mannella F., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. A system-level neural model of the brain mechanisms underlying instrumental devaluation in rats. In: COSYNE 2011 - Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 24-28 February 2011). Abstract, article n. 1. Nature Precedings, 2011.  image   image   image

   2010
Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. Reply and Summary: On the Open Challenges for Understanding Cumulative Learning. In: AMD Newsletters The Newsletters of the Autonomous Mental Development Technical Committee. Abstract, vol. 7 (2) pp. 8 - 9. IEEE, 2010.  image
Baldassarre G., Mirolli M. What are the key open challenges for understanding the autonomous cumulative learning of skills?. In: AMD Newsletters The Newsletters of the Autonomous Mental Development Technical Committee. Abstract, vol. 77 (1) pp. 11 - 12. IEEE, 2010.  image
Chersi F., Mirolli M., Gurney K., Redgrave P., Baldassarre G. Goal-directed motor sequence learning based on multiple basal ganglia-cortical loops. In: Neuroscience 2010 - 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (San Diego, USA, 13-17 November 2010). Abstract, article n. 1. Society for Neuroscience, 2010.  image
Fiore V. G., Mannella F., Mirolli M., Cabib S., Puglisi-Allegra S., Baldassarre G. A computational model of dopamine and norepinephrine dynamics in rats exposed to prolonged, inescapable stress. In: Neuroscience 2010 - 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (San Diego, USA, 13-17 November 2010). Abstract, article n. 1. Society for Neuroscience, 2010.  image

   2009
Fiore V. G., Mannella F., Mirolli M., Cabib S., Puglisi-Allegra S., Baldassarre G. A computational model of stress coping in rats. In: BCCN 2009 - Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience 2009 (Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 30 September - 2 October 2009). Abstract, article n. 1. Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, 2009.  image
Mannella F., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. A computational model of goal-driven behaviours and habits in rats. In: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience (Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 30 September - 2 October 2009). Abstract, article n. 1. Zhu J., Krieg D (eds.). Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology, 2009.  image

   2008
Mannella F., Mirolli M., Baldassarre G. Computational principles underlying the functioning of amygdala in the affective regulation of behaviour. In: workshop on "The role of emotion in adaptive behaviour and cognitive robotics". (Osaka, Japan, 11-12 July 2008).   image

   2007
Mirolli M. Perché neanche una scienza cognitiva 'incarnata' può fare a meno delle rappresentazioni: nuove analisi di un 'comportamento minimamente cognitivo'. In: WIVACE 2007 - Quarto Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva (Sampieri (RG), Italia, 5-7 Settembre 2007). Abstract, article n. 1. Catania: Universita' di Catania, 2007.  image

   2006
Mirolli M. Bias di produzione nell'evoluzione della comunicazione. In: WIVA 3 - Terzo Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale 2006 (Siena, Italy, 13-15 Settembre 2006). Abstract, article n. .. A. Acerbi, S. Giansante, D. Marocco (eds.). Centro Sistemi Complessi, 2006.  image