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Learning Robots : 6th European Workshop Ewlr-6, Brighton, England, August 1-2, 1997 Proceedings - Andreas Birk

Learning Robots

6th European Workshop Ewlr-6, Brighton, England, August 1-2, 1997 Proceedings

By: Andreas Birk (Editor), John Demiris (Editor)

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Robot learning is a broad and interdisciplinary area. This holds with regard to the basic interests and the scienti c background of the researchers involved, as well as with regard to the techniques and approaches used. The interests that motivate the researchers in this eld range from fundamental research issues, such as how to constructively understand intelligence, to purely application o- ented work, such as the exploitation of learning techniques for industrial robotics. Given this broad scope of interests, it is not surprising that, although AI and robotics are usually the core of the robot learning eld, disciplines like cog- tive science, mathematics, social sciences, neuroscience, biology, and electrical engineering have also begun to play a role in it. In this way, its interdisciplinary character is more than a mere fashion, and leads to a productive exchange of ideas. One of the aims of EWLR-6 was to foster this exchange of ideas and to f- ther boost contacts between the di erent scienti c areas involved in learning robots. EWLR is, traditionally, a European Workshop on Learning Robots". Nevertheless, the organizers of EWLR-6 decided to open up the workshop to non-European research as well, and included in the program committee we- known non-European researchers. This strategy proved to be successful since there was a strong participation in the workshop from researchers outside - rope, especially from Japan, which provided new ideas and lead to new contacts.

The Construction and Acquisition of Visual Categoriesp. 1
Q-learning with Adaptive State Space Constructionp. 13
Module Based Reinforcement Learning for a Real Robotp. 29
Analysis and Design of Robot's Behavior: Towards a Methodologyp. 46
Vision Based State Space Construction for Learning Mobile Robots in Multiagent Environmentsp. 62
Transmitting Communication Skills Through Imitation in Autonomous Robotsp. 79
Continual Robot Learning with Constructive Neural Networksp. 95
Robot Learning and Self-Sufficiency: What the Energy-Level Can Tell us About a Robot's Performancep. 109
Perceptual Grounding in Robotsp. 126
A Learning Mobile Robot: Theory, Simulation and Practicep. 142
Learning Complex Robot Behaviours by Evolutionary Computing with Task Decompositionp. 155
Robot Learning Using Gate-Level Evolvable Hardwarep. 173
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ISBN: 9783540654803
ISBN-10: 3540654801
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 18th December 1998
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.29