Analyzing Action Representations

TitleAnalyzing Action Representations
Publication TypeBook Chapters
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsAloimonos Y, Fermüller C
EditorSommer G, Zeevi Y
Book TitleAlgebraic Frames for the Perception-Action CycleAlgebraic Frames for the Perception-Action Cycle
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Pagination1 - 21
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-540-41013-3

We argue that actions represent the basic seed of intelligence underlying perception of the environment, and the representations encoding actions should be the starting point upon which further studies of cognition are built. In this paper we make a first effort in characterizing these action representations. In particular, from the study of simple actions related to 3D rigid motion interpretation, we deduce a number of principles for the possible computations responsible for the interpretation of space-time geometry. Using these principles, we then discuss possible avenues on how to proceed in analyzing the representations of more complex human actions.