Children, Humanoid Robots and Caregivers
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB
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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.