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Rational imitation for robots

Winfield, Alan F.T.; Vanderelst, Dieter; Winfield, Alan F

Authors

Alan F.T. Winfield

Dieter Vanderelst



Contributors

Elio Tuci
Editor

Alexandros Giagkos
Editor

Myra Wilson
Editor

John Hallam
Editor

Abstract

Infants imitate behaviour flexibly. Depending on the circumstances, they copy both actions and their effects or only reproduce the demonstrator’s intended goals. In view of this selective imitation, infants have been called rational imitators. The ability to selectively and adaptively imitate behaviour would be a beneficial capacity for robots. Indeed, selecting what to imitate is one of the outstanding unsolved problems in the field of robotic imitation. In this paper, we first present a formalized model of rational imitation suited for robotic applications. Next, we test and demonstrate it using two humanoid robots.

Citation

Vanderelst, D., & Winfield, A. F. (2016). Rational imitation for robots. In M. Wilson, J. Hallam, E. Tuci, & A. Giagkos (Eds.), From Animals to Animats 14, 55-66. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43488-9_6

Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Print ISSN 0302-9743
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9825
Pages 55-66
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Book Title From Animals to Animats 14
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43488-9_6
Keywords robot imitation, rational imitation, social learning
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/924093
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43488-9_6
Additional Information Additional Information : The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43488-9_6