Rational imitation for robots: The cost difference model

Vanderelst, D. and Winfield, A. F. (2017) Rational imitation for robots: The cost difference model. Adaptive Behavior, 25 (2). pp. 60-71. ISSN 1059-7123 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/31690

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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 an outstanding unsolved problem 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:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:imitation, robots, cognition, model, rational
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:31690
Deposited By: Professor A. Winfield
Deposited On:08 May 2017 13:55
Last Modified:19 Jan 2018 23:18

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