Accession Number:

ADA434732

Title:

Challenges in Building Robots that Imitate People

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Human and some other animals acquire new skills socially through direct tutelage, observational conditioning, goal emulation, imitation, and other methods Galef, 1988 Hauser, 1996. These social learning skills provide a powerful mechanism for an observer to acquire behaviors and knowledge from a skilled individual the model. In particular, imitation is an extremely powerful mechanism for social learning which has received a great deal of interest from researchers in the fields of animal behavior and child development.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE