Narcissus: Robot Self-Recognition Using Conditional Probability–Based Contingency
In Greek mythology Narcissus was a youth who became infatuated with his own reflection after gazing into a pool of water. Unlike Narcissus, humans can recognize themselves when confronted with their own reflection. However, like Narcissus, many animals and most of today’s robots cannot accomplish this simple feat of self recognition. We present here preliminary work in developing a system that we hope will eventually be able to distinguish between itself and others using vision and motion.
On this site you will find:
- an abstract of our work in HTML and PDF formats,
- our poster (5 MB PNG) at the AAAI 2006 conference,
- a number of large-resolution (1280×960) videos,
- our complete set of results and raw data files,
- our class final report (a longer, unedited version of the above abstract),
- and all of our source code.