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Articles in Journals


  • Sandini G, Mohan V, Sciutti A and Morasso P (2018) Social Cognition for Human-Robot Symbiosis—Challenges and Building Blocks. Front. Neurorobot. 12:34. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2018.00034

  • Mohan,V., Bhat,A., Morasso,P. (2018). Muscleless motor synergies and Actions without movements- From motor neuroscience to cognitive robotics. Physics of Life Reviews.

  • Mohan,V., Bhat,A. (2018). Goal-Directed Reasoning and Cooperation in Robots in Shared Workspaces: an Internal Simulation Based Neural Framework. Cognitive Computation, 1866-9956,

  • Bhat, A., Mohan, V., Sandini, G., Morasso, P. (2016). Humanoid robot infers Archimedes’ principle:Understanding physical relations and object affordances through cumulative learning experiences.  Royal Society Interface. 

  • Bhat, A., Mohan, V., Morasso, P., Akkaladevi, S., Sandini, G, Eitzinger, C. (2016). Towards a learnt neural body schema for dexterous coordination of action in humanoid and industrial robots, Autonomous Robots (DOI: 10.1007/s10514-016-9563-3) [PDF].

  • Morasso P, Casadio M, Mohan V, Rea F, Zenzeri J (2015) Revisiting the body-schema concept in the context of Whole-Body Postural-Focal Dynamics. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00083. [PDF]

  • Mohan V,  Morasso P, Sandini G. (2014). A neural framework for organization of episodic memory in cumulatively learning baby humanoids. Neural Computation. MIT Press .Vol. 26, No 12:2692-2734. [PDF]

  • Lyon C., Nehaniv, C., Saunders, J., Mohan, V., et al, (2016) “Embodied language learning and cognitive bootstrapping: Methods and design principles”, International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems. [PDF]

  • Broz F., Nehaniv C., Belpaeme T., Bisio A., Dautenhahn K., Fadiga L., Ferrauto T., Fischer K., Foester F., Gigliotta O., Griffiths S.S., Lehmann H., Lohan K.S., Lyon C., Marocco D., Massera G., Metta G., Mohan V., Morse A., Nolfi S., Nori F., Peniak M., Pitsch K., Rohlfing K.J., Sagerer G., Sato Y., Saunders J., Schillingmann L., Sciutti A., Tikhanoff V., Wrede B., Zeschel A. & Cangelosi A. 2014, ‘The ITALK Project: A Developmental Robotics Approach to the Study of Individual, Social, and Linguistic Learning.’, Topics in Cognitive Science. Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 534–544, July 2014. [PDF]

  • Mohan V., Bhat A.A., Sandini G., Morasso P. (2014) From Object-Action to Property-Action: Learning causally dominant properties through cumulative explorative interactions. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, Vol 10, 42-50. [PDF]

  • Mohan V, Morasso P, Sandini G, Kasderidis S (2013) Inference through embodied simulation in cognitive robots. Cognitive Computation, vol. 5, no.1, DOI 10.1007/s12559-013-9205-4. [PDF]

  • Mohan V, Morasso P (2011) Passive Motion Paradigm: an alternative to Optimal Control. Frontiers in Neurorobotics,  Vol. 5, Art. 4, pp. 1-28. [PDF]

  • Mohan V, Morasso P (2011) Can Passive Motion be used for Active Inference? Revisiting the Chicken or Egg dilemma. Comment to the article “What is optimal about Motor Control?” by Karl Friston, Neuron, Vol.  72, Issue 3, 488-498, 3 November 2011.

  • Mohan V,  Morasso P, Metta G,  Kasderidis S (2011) The distribution of rewards in growing sensory-motor maps. Neurocomputing, 74:3440-55.

  • Mohan V, Morasso P, Zenzeri J, Metta G, Chakravarthy VS, Sandini G (2011) Teaching a humanoid robot to draw 'Shapes'. Autonomous Robots, 31(1), 21-53. [PDF]

  • Morasso P, Casadio M, Mohan V, Zenzeri J (2010) A neural mechanism of synergy formation for whole body reaching. Biological Cybernetics. 102:45-55. [PDF]

  • Zenzeri J, De Santis D, Mohan V, Casadio M, Morasso P (2013) Using the Functional Reach Test for Probing the Static Stability of Bipedal Standing in Humanoid Robots Based on the Passive Motion Paradigm. Hindawi J Robotics, Volume 2013, Article ID 126570.

  • Zenzeri, J., Basteris, A., Kostić,M., Popović, D., Mohan, V., Sanguineti, V., Morasso, P.(2011). Transferring complex motor skills from an expert to a novice through robotics platforms: A new methodology to approach neuromotor rehabilitation. Gait & Posture 33, S51-S52

  • Mohan V,  Morasso P, Metta G,  Sandini G (2009) A biomimetic, force-field based computational model for motion planning and bimanual coordination in humanoid robots. Autonomous Robots, 27:291-307. 

  • Mohan V, Morasso P (2007) Towards reasoning and coordinating action in the mental space. International Journal of Neural Systems, 17, 4,1-13.

  • Mohan,V., Joshi, Y.V., Anand, I. (2004). Studies on an Electronic analog of a Recurrent Neural Network with retrieval Phase weight adaptations, Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics.

  • Mohan,V., Varma, P., Joge, A. (2004). Efficient datapath design using 6*6 Conservative Reversible Logic,  WSEAS Journal of Circuits and Systems, Vol 3, ISBN11092734.

II Book Chapters (Invited, Peer reviewed)


  1. Mohan V, Morasso P, Sandini G (2014). Towards Brain guided cognitive architectures. Book Chapter in 'Bioinspired approaches for human centric technologies'.  Editor R. Cingolani, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04924-3_7. [PDF]

  2. Mohan V,  Zenzeri J, Metta G, Morasso P (2013) In humanoid robots, as in humans, bipedal standing should come before bipedal walking: implementing the Functional Reach Test.  K. Mombaur, K. Berns eds.: Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Bipedal Walking (COSMOS 18), pp. 145-153,    Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

  3. De Santis D, Mohan V, Morasso P, Zenzeri P (2013) Do humanoid robots need a body schema ? A. Chella ed.: Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures  2012, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 196, pp. 109-115, Springer Verlag  Berlin Heidelberg.

  4. Mohan V, Morasso P (2012) How Past Experience, Imitation and Practice Can Be Combined to Swiftly Learn to Use Novel “Tools”: Insights from Skill Learning Experiments with Baby Humanoids. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 7375, pp: 1-12.

  5. Mohan V, Morasso P, Metta G, Kasderidis S (2011) Actions & Imagined Actions in Cognitive robots. In "Perception-reason-action cycle: Models, algorithms and systems" (Joint Editors: V. Cutsuridis, A. Hussain, JG Taylor), Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems, vol. 1, Chapter 17, 539-572. 

  6. Morasso P, Mohan V, Metta G, Sandini G (2009)  Motion planning and bimanual coordination in humanoid robots. In "Computational Intelligence and Bioengineering" (F. Masulli, A. Micheli, A. Sperduti, editors), series KBIES, subseries of "Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications", IOS Press.

  7. Mohan V, Morasso P (2006) A Forward / Inverse Motor Controller for Cognitive Robotics.  In "Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2006", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4131/2006, p. 602-611, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg.



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