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Requirements for getting a robot to grow-up.

  Much of current robot research is about learning tasks in which the task to be achieved is pre-specified, a suitable technology for the task is chosen and the learning process is then experimentally investigated. In this paper we discuss a different kind of problem: how to get a robot to grow up through experience of its world. We discuss what this means and what it seems to require in a robot architecture. The main contribution of this paper is to suggest a particular research agenda for the community.

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    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

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    006.3 Artificial intelligence


Ross, P., Hart, E., Lawson, A., Webb, A., Prem, E., Poelz, P. & Morgavi, G. (2004). Requirements for getting a robot to grow-up. In Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Artificial Life, 847-856. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-39432-7_91. ISBN 978-3-540-20057-4



Robot technology; research agenda; autonomous sytems;

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