The DayOne project: how far can a robot develop in 24 hours?

Fitzpatrick, Paul (2004) The DayOne project: how far can a robot develop in 24 hours? [Conference Paper]

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What could a robot learn in one day? This paper describes the DayOne project, an endeavor to build an epigenetic robot that can bootstrap from a very rudimentary state to relatively sophisticated perception of objects and activities in a matter of hours. The project is inspired by the astonishingly rapidity with which many animals such as foals and lambs adapt to their surroundings on the first day of their life. While such plasticity may not be a sufficient basis for long-term cognitive development, it may be at least necessary, and share underlying infrastructure. This paper suggests that a sufficiently flexible perceptual system begins to look and act like it contains cognitive structures.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:epigenetic robot, rapid perceptual development, plasticity, perception system, bootstrapping
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine Learning
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:4063
Deposited By: Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:14 Apr 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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