A Comparison of Strategies for Developmental Action Acquisition in QLAP (2009)
An important part of development is acquiring actions to interact with the environment. We have developed a computational model of autonomous action acquisition. In this paper we investigate different strategies for developmental action acquisition within this model. In particular, we introduce a way to actively learn actions and we compare this active action acquisition with passive learning of actions. We also compare curiosity based exploration with random exploration. And finally, we examine the effects of resource restrictions on the agent's ability to learn actions.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob-09), pp. 2009.

Benjamin Kuipers Formerly affiliated Faculty kuipers [at] cs utexas edu
Jonathan Mugan Ph.D. Alumni jmugan [at] cs utexas edu