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The two most prominent conference series of the field of developmental robotics, the International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob) hold the first joint meeting in 2011 to explore and extend the interdisciplinary boundaries of this field. The conference was held at the FIZ Frankfurter Innovationszentrum ConferenceLab within the new Science City Frankfurt-Riedberg in Frankfurt.


Download the Conference booklet. Proceedings will soon be available in IEEE Xpress. Abstracts are available online at Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.


Best Paper (Springer and CITEC Award): K Kawamoto & N Noda (Sony), Development of object manipulation through self-exploratory visuomotor experience

Best Student Paper (Springer and CITEC Award): M Rolf, J Steil, M Gienger (Bielefeld University), Online goal babbling for rapid bootstrapping of inverse models in high dimensions

Best Poster (Cognitive Science Society Award): P Sequeira, F Melo, R Prada, A Paiva (IST Lisbon), Emerging Social Awareness: exploring intrinsic motivation in multiagent learning

Microsoft Student Travel Awards: Y Kawai, J Ruesch, S M Nguyen, N Wilkinson; IEEE CIS Student Travel Awards: S Antetomaso, K. Lee, B Grzyb





General Chairs: Angelo CANGELOSI (Plymouth, UK) and Jochen TRIESCH (Frankfurt, Germany)

Program Chairs: Ian FASEL (Tucson, USA) and Katharina ROHLFING (Bielefeld, Germany)

Publications Chair: Francesco NORI (IIT Genoa, Italy)

Publicity Chairs: Pierre-Yves OUDEYER (Bordeaux, France), Matthew SCHELSINGER (Carbondale, USA), Yukie NAGAI (Osaka, Japan)

Treasurer: Gisbert JOCKENHOEFER (Frankfurt, Germany)

Local organisation: Gaby SCHMITZ ( Frankfurt, Germany)

Programme CommitteE
  • Minoru Asada, Osaka University, Japan
  • Christian Balkenius, Lund University, Sweden
  • Tony Belpaeme, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Luc Berthouze, University of Sussex, UK
  • Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Eliana Colunga, University of Colorado, USA
  • Rick Dale, University of Memphis, USA
  • Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Gedeon Deak, University of California San Diego, USA
  • Kerstin Fischer, University of Southern Denmark
  • Anna Fisher, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Christian Goerick, Honda Research Institute, Germany
  • Lakshmi Gogate, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA
  • Roderic Grupen, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  • Stephen Hart, Italian Institute of Technology, Itaky
  • Birger Johansson, Lund University, Sweden
  • Susan Jones, Indiana University, USA
  • Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Benjamin Kuipers, University of Michigan, USA
  • Karl F. MacDorman, Indiana University, USA
  • Giorgio Metta, University of Genoa and IIT, Italy
  • Takashi Minato, Osaka University, Japan
  • Joseph Modayil, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Clayton Morrison, University of Arizona, USA
  • Yukie Nagai, Osaka University, Japan
  • Lorenzo Natale, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  • Tim Oates, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, INRIA, France
  • Katharina Rohlfing, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Erol Sahin, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Brian Scassellati, Yale University, USA
  • Mattew Schlesinger, Southern Illinois University, USA
  • J├╝rgen Schmidhuber, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Alessandra Sciutti, IIT, Italy
  • Jeff Siskind, Purdue University, USA
  • Nathan Sprague, Kalamazoo College, USA
  • Freek Stulp, University of Southern California, USA
  • Jun Tani, RIKEN, Japan
  • Juyang Weng, Michigan State University, USA
  • Heiko Wersing, Honda Research Institute, Germany
  • Britta Wrede, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Chen Yu, Indiana University, USA
  • Hui Zhang, Indiana University, USA
  • Zhengyou Zhang, Microsoft Research, USA






The booklet with the program is available for download Program.

Proceedings will soon be available in IEEE Xpress.

Abstracts are available online at Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.





The conference registration is now open. The deadline for discounted erly registration was 6 August 2011.

For all information on the registration fees, conference dinner, and payment page follow this link:






The conference will be held at the FIZ Frankfurter Innovationszentrum ConferenceLab (google map) within the new Science City Frankfurt-Riedberg in the North of Frankfurt. This area is home to the Natural Science departments of Frankfurt University, as well as two Max-Planck Institutes and the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS).


The conference organisers and the Frankfurt tourism office have prepared an online webpage where participants can book their hotel directly. Use the following link:


More information on selected hotels, the transport links/maps to the conference venue, is available here.


Official website of the City of Frankfurt, with information about accommodation, maps etc. www.frankfurt.de

General information on bus and train travel www.rmv.de



Past Conferences

Past Conferences

This is the list of all the previous conferences for both the ICDL and the EpiRob series.

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