Exploiting qualitative knowledge to enhance skill acquisition

Baroglio, Cristina (1997) Exploiting qualitative knowledge to enhance skill acquisition. [Conference Paper]

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One of the most interesting problems faced by Artificial Intelligence researchers is to reproduce a capability typical of living beings: that of learning to perform motor tasks, a problem known as skill acquisition. A very difficult purpose because the overwhole behavior of an agent is the result of quite a complex activity, involving sensory, planning and motor processing. In this paper, I present a novel approach for acquiring new skills, named Soft Teaching, that is characterized by a learning by experience process, in which an agent exploits a symbolic, qualitative description of the task to perform, that cannot, however, be used directly for control purposes. A specific Soft Teaching technique, named Symmetries, was implemented and tested against a continuous-domained version of well-known pole-balancing.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:skill acquisition, knowledge-based feedback, adaptive agents, agent teaching, behaviour formation, qualitative knowledge use, symbolic/non-symbolic gap, hybrid systems, neural networks, reinforcement learning
Subjects:Psychology > Behavioral Analysis
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Machine Learning
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:528
Deposited By: Baroglio, Dr Cristina
Deposited On:07 Jan 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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