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Exploiting social partners in robot learning

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Exploiting social partners in robot learning
Social learning in robotics has largely focused on imitation learning. Here we take a broader view and are interested in the multifaceted ways that a social partner can influence the learning process. We implement four social learning mechanisms on a robot: stimulus enhancement, emulation, mimicking, and imitation, and illustrate the computational benefits of each. In particular, we illustrate that some strategies are about directing the attention of the learner to objects and others are about actions. Taken together these strategies form a rich repertoire allowing social learners to use a social partner to greatly impact their learning process. We demonstrate these results in simulation and with physical robot `playmates'. Keywords Learning by imitation
Maya Cakmak, Nicholas DePalma, Rosa I. Arriaga, An
Added 21 Mar 2011
Updated 21 Mar 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where AROBOTS
Authors Maya Cakmak, Nicholas DePalma, Rosa I. Arriaga, Andrea Lockerd Thomaz
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