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Learning from human teachers with Socially Guided Exploration

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Learning from human teachers with Socially Guided Exploration
— We present a learning mechanism, Socially Guided Exploration, in which a robot learns new tasks through a combination of self-exploration and social interaction. The system’s motivational drives (novelty, mastery), along with social scaffolding from a human partner, bias behavior to create learning opportunities for a Reinforcement Learning mechanism. The system is able to learn on its own, but can flexibly use the guidance of a human partner to improve performance. An experiment with non-expert human subjects shows a human is able to shape the learning process through suggesting actions and drawing attention to goal states. Human guidance results in a task set that is significantly more focused and efficient, while self exploration results in a broader set.
Cynthia Breazeal, Andrea Lockerd Thomaz
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICRA
Authors Cynthia Breazeal, Andrea Lockerd Thomaz
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