@misc{cogprints3366, volume = {101}, editor = {Christopher G. Prince and Luc Berthouze and Hideki Kozima and Daniel Bullock and Georgi Stojanov and Christian Balkenius}, title = {A Developmental Organization for Robot Behavior}, author = {Roderic A. Grupen}, publisher = {Lund University Cognitive Studies}, year = {2003}, pages = {25--36}, keywords = {developmental assembler, sequential knowledge gathering, physical schemata, robot behavioral representation}, url = {http://cogprints.org/3366/}, abstract = {This paper focuses on exploring how learning and development can be structured in synthetic (robot) systems. We present a developmental assembler for constructing reusable and temporally extended actions in a sequence. The discussion adopts the traditions of dynamic pattern theory in which behavior is an artifact of coupled dynamical systems with a number of controllable degrees of freedom. In our model, the events that delineate control decisions are derived from the pattern of (dis)equilibria on a working subset of sensorimotor policies. We show how this architecture can be used to accomplish sequential knowledge gathering and representation tasks and provide examples of the kind of developmental milestones that this approach has already produced in our lab.} }