Developing Affect-Modulated Behaviors: Stability, Exploration, Exploitation or Imitation

A. Blanchard, Lola Cañamero

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    Abstract

    Exploring the environment is essential for autonomous agents to learn new things and to consolidate past experiences and apply them to improve behavior. However, exploration is also risky as it exposes the agent to unknown,
    potentially overwhelming or dangerous situations. A trade-off must hence exist
    between activities such as seeking stability, autonomous exploration of the environment, imitation of novel actions performed by another agens, and taking advantage of opportunities offered by new situations and events.
    In this paper, we present a Perception-Action robotic architecture that achieves this tradeoff on the grounds of modulatory mechanisms based on notions of “well-being” and “affect”.
    We have implemented and tested this architecture using a Koala robot, and we present and discuss behavior of the robot in different contexts
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs 6th Int Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics
    PublisherLund University
    Pages17-24
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Publication series

    NameLund University Cognitive Studies
    Volume128

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