Developmental robotics: Manifesto and application.
Elliott, Terry and Shadbolt, Nigel R (2003) Developmental robotics: Manifesto and application. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, 361, 2187-2206.
We argue that all embodied organisms, whether robots or animals, face the same challenge: of adapting to bodies, brains and environments that undergo constant and inevitable change. After highlighting the evidence for the universal role of a class of molecular factors called neurotrophic factors in the response of animals to this challenge, we suggest that implementing models of neurotrophic interactions on robots may confer on them the adaptability and robustness exhibited by animals. We briefly review a mathematical model of neurotrophic interactions and then discuss its application in a robotic context. Finally, we examine the potential, or otherwise, of our approach to developmental robotics.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
|Date Deposited:||26 Feb 2004|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2012 14:50|
|Contributors:||Elliott, Terry (Author)
Shadbolt, Nigel R (Author)
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|ISI Citation Count:||4|
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