Learning to Interact with the Caretaker: A Developmental Approach

TitleLearning to Interact with the Caretaker: A Developmental Approach
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHiolle, A, Cañamero, L, Blanchard, AJ
EditorPaiva, ACR, Prada, R, Picard, RW
Name of ProceedingsProc. Second International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2007)
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume4738
Date Published09/2007
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Conference LocationLisbon, Portugal
ISBN Number978-3-540-74888-5
ISSN Number0302-9743

To build autonomous robots able to live and interact with humans in a real-world dynamic and uncertain environment, the design of architectures permitting robots to develop attachment bonds to humans and use them to build their own model of the world is a promising avenue, not only to improve human-robot interaction and adaptation to the environment, but also as a way to develop further cognitive and emotional capabilities. In this paper we present a neural architecture to enable a robot to develop an attachment bond with a person or an object, and to discover the correct sensorimotor associations to maintain a desired affective state of well-being using a minimum amount of prior knowledge about the possible interactions with this object.