Challenges in Building Robots that Imitate People
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB
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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.