Affordance-based imitation learning in robots

  • Lopes M
  • Melo F
  • Montesano L
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In this paper we build an imitation learning algorithm for a humanoid robot on top of a general world model provided by learned object affordances. We consider that the robot has previously learned a task independent affordance-based model of its interaction with the world. This model is used to recognize the demonstration by another agent (a human) and infer the task to be learned. We discuss several important problems that arise in this combined framework, such as the influence of an inaccurate model in the recognition of the demonstration. We illustrate the ideas in the paper with some experimental results obtained with a real robot.

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  • Manuel Lopes

  • Francisco S. Melo

  • Luis Montesano

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