Children, Humanoid Robots and Caregivers

Arsenio, Artur (2004) Children, Humanoid Robots and Caregivers. [Conference Paper]

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This paper presents developmental learning on a humanoid robot from human-robot interactions. We consider in particular teaching humanoids as children during the child's Separation and Individuation developmental phase (Mahler, 1979). Cognitive development during this phase is characterized both by the child's dependence on her mother for learning while becoming awareness of her own individuality, and by self-exploration of her physical surroundings. We propose a learning framework for a humanoid robot inspired on such cognitive development.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:developmental learning, Separation and Individuation, Mahler, humanoid robot, self-exploration, learning framework
Subjects:Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Computer Science > Robotics
Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction
ID Code:4053
Deposited By: Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:14 Apr 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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