Accession Number:

ADA434679

Title:

Investigating Models of Social Development Using a Humanoid Robot

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The evaluation of models of social and behavioral development is difficult in natural settings ethical concerns, difficulties in implementing experimental procedures, and difficulties in isolating hypothesized variables make experimental evidence difficult or impossible to obtain. We propose the use of human-like robots as a testbed for the evaluation of models of human social development. Robotic implementation of human social models allows for unique opportunities to evaluate those models. In this paper, we review some of the implications of this proposal by examining a case study of an on-going project to implement an existing model of one aspect human social development, the development of joint attention behaviors.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE