Rational imitation for robots

Vanderelst, D. and Winfield, A. F. (2016) Rational imitation for robots. In: Tuci, E. , Giagkos, A. , Wilson, M. and Hallam, J. , eds. (2016) From Animals to Animats 14. (9825) Springer, pp. 55-66. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/29665

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Infants imitate behaviour flexibly. Depending on the circumstances, they copy both actions and their effects or only reproduce the demonstrator’s intended goals. In view of this selective imitation, infants have been called rational imitators. The ability to selectively and adaptively imitate behaviour would be a beneficial capacity for robots. Indeed, selecting what to imitate is one of the outstanding unsolved problems in the field of robotic imitation. In this paper, we first present a formalized model of rational imitation suited for robotic applications. Next, we test and demonstrate it using two humanoid robots.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43488-9_6
Uncontrolled Keywords: robot imitation, rational imitation, social learning
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
Depositing User: Professor A. Winfield
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 11:39
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 16:56
URI: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/id/eprint/29665


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