Modulation of exploratory behavior for adaptation to the context

A. Blanchard, Lola Cañamero

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    For autonomous agents (children, animals or robots), exploratory learning is essential as it allows them to take advantage of their past experiences in order to improve their reactions in any situation similar to a situation already experimented. We have already exposed in Blanchard and Canamero (2005) how a robot can learn which situations it should memorize and try to reach, but we expose here architectures allowing the robot to take initiatives and explore new situations by itself. However, exploring is a risky behavior and we propose to moderate this behavior using novelty and context based on observations of animals behaviors. After having implemented and tested these architectures, we present a very interesting emergent behavior which is low-level imitation modulated by context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs of Biologically Inspired Robotics Symposium 2006
    Subtitle of host publicationPart of AISB'06
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventAISB'06: Adaptation in Artificial and Biological Systems - Bristol, United Kingdom
    Duration: 3 Apr 20064 Apr 2006


    ConferenceAISB'06: Adaptation in Artificial and Biological Systems
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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