Developmental Learning for Autonomous Robots

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Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-759
Number of pages10
JournalRobotics and Autonomous Systems
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2007
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Developmental robotics is concerned with the design of algorithms that promote robot adaptation and learning through qualitative growth of behaviour and increasing levels of competence. This paper uses ideas and inspiration from early infant psychology (up to three months of age) to examine how robot systems could discover the structure of their local sensory-motor spaces and learn how to coordinate these for the control of action. An experimental learning model is described and results from robotic experiments using the model are presented and discussed.


  • Sensory-motor coordination, Developmental robotics, Early infant learning