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Daniel Polani

Sepia Lab, Adaptive Systems Research Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

A space of goals: the cognitive geometry of informationally bounded agents

Nov 05, 2021
Karen Archer, Nicola Catenacci Volpi, Franziska Bröker, Daniel Polani

* Includes supplementary material, 5 figures in the main document, 1 figure in the supplementary material 

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Causal blankets: Theory and algorithmic framework

Sep 29, 2020
Fernando E. Rosas, Pedro A. M. Mediano, Martin Biehl, Shamil Chandaria, Daniel Polani

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AvE: Assistance via Empowerment

Jul 09, 2020
Yuqing Du, Stas Tiomkin, Emre Kiciman, Daniel Polani, Pieter Abbeel, Anca Dragan

* Fix missing citation on page 4; edit acknowledgements 

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Human Perception of Intrinsically Motivated Autonomy in Human-Robot Interaction

Feb 14, 2020
Marcus M. Scheunemann, Christoph Salge, Daniel Polani, Kerstin Dautenhahn

* This manuscript has been submitted for consideration for publication in the research topic "Sensorimotor Foundations of Social Cognition" of the section "Human-Robot Interaction" in the journal "Frontiers in Robotics and AI" (34 pages, 6 tables, 5 figures) 

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Bold Hearts Team Description for RoboCup 2019 (Humanoid Kid Size League)

Apr 22, 2019
Marcus M. Scheunemann, Sander G. van Dijk, Rebecca Miko, Daniel Barry, George M. Evans, Alessandra Rossi, Daniel Polani

* Technical report 

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Expanding the Active Inference Landscape: More Intrinsic Motivations in the Perception-Action Loop

Jun 21, 2018
Martin Biehl, Christian Guckelsberger, Christoph Salge, Simón C. Smith, Daniel Polani

* 53 pages, 6 figures, 2 tables 

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Action and perception for spatiotemporal patterns

Jun 12, 2017
Martin Biehl, Daniel Polani

* Proceedings of The Fourteenth European Conference on Artificial Life (September 2017) p.68-75 
* 8 pages, 2 figures, accepted at the European Conference on Artificial Life 2017, Lyon, France 

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Towards information based spatiotemporal patterns as a foundation for agent representation in dynamical systems

May 18, 2016
Martin Biehl, Takashi Ikegami, Daniel Polani

* Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016 
* 8 pages, 3 figures 

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Changing the Environment Based on Empowerment as Intrinsic Motivation

Jun 03, 2014
Christoph Salge, Cornelius Glackin, Daniel Polani

* Entropy 16, no. 5: 2789-2819 (2014) 
* 31 pages, 8 figures, published in Entropy (, much extended version of 

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Changing the Environment based on Intrinsic Motivation

Oct 14, 2013
Christoph Salge, Daniel Polani

* 3 page, 1 figure, extended abstract of work presented at the Workshop for "Guided Self-Organization" 2013 (

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Empowerment -- an Introduction

Oct 08, 2013
Christoph Salge, Cornelius Glackin, Daniel Polani

* 46 pages, 8 figures, to be published in Prokopenko, M., editor, Guided Self-Organization: Inception. Springer. In Press 

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Learning RoboCup-Keepaway with Kernels

Jan 31, 2012
Tobias Jung, Daniel Polani

* JMLR Workshop and Conference Proceedings (1st Gaussian Processes in Practice Workshop, 2006) 

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Empowerment for Continuous Agent-Environment Systems

Jan 31, 2012
Tobias Jung, Daniel Polani, Peter Stone

* Adaptive Behavior 19(1),2011 

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