From Imprinting to Adaptation: Building a History of Affective Interaction

A. Blanchard, Lola Cañamero

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    We present a Perception-Action architecture and experiments to simulate imprinting the establishment of strong attachment links with a “caregiver”—in a robot. Following recent theories, we do not consider imprinting as rigidly
    timed and irreversible, but as a more flexible phenomenon that allows for further adaptation as a result of reward-based learning through experience.
    Our architecture reconciles these two types of perceptual learning traditionally considered as different and even incompatible. After the initial imprinting, adaptation is achieved in the context of a history of “affective” interactions between
    the robot and a human, driven by “distress” and “comfort” responses in the robot
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs 5th Int Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics
    Subtitle of host publicationModeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems
    PublisherLund University
    ISBN (Print)91-974741-4-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    NameLund University Cognitive Studies


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