Accession Number:

ADA434761

Title:

Children, Humanoid Robots and Caregivers

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This paper presents developmental learning on a humanoid robot from human-robot interactions. We consider in particular teaching humanoids as children during the childs Separation and Individuation developmental phase Mahler, 1979. Cognitive development during this phase is characterized both by the childs dependence on her mother for learning while becoming awareness of her own individuality, and by self-exploration of her physical surroundings. We propose a learning framework for a humanoid robot inspired on such cognitive development.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE