We present a neurorobotic model that develops reaching and grasping skills analogous to those displayed by infants during their early developmental stages. The learning process is realized in an incremental manner, taking into account the reflex behaviors initially possessed by infants and the neurophysiological and cognitive maturations occurring during the relevant developmental period. The behavioral skills acquired by the robots closely match those displayed by children. Moreover, the comparison of the results obtained in a control non-incremental experiment demonstrates how the limitations characterizing the initial developmental phase channel the learning process toward better solutions.
Incremental learning in a 14 DOF simulated iCub robot: Modelling infant reach/grasp development
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Springer, Berlin, DEU
Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, First International Conference, Living Machines 2012. Proceedings, pp. 250–261, Barcelona, 9-12 July 2012