Oudeyer, P-Y. and Kaplan, F. Intelligent adaptive curiosity: a source of self-development. In Luc Berthouze and Hideki Kozima and Christopher G. Prince and Giulio Sandini and Georgi Stojanov and G. Metta and C. Balkenius, editor, Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, vol. 117, pages 127-130, 2004 Lund University Cognitive Studies.

Sony CSL authors: Frédéric Kaplan, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

Abstract

This paper presents the mechanism of Intelligent Adaptive Curiosity. This is a drive which pushes the robot towards situations in which it maximizes its learning progress. It makes the robot focus on situations which are neither too predictable nor too unpredictable. This mechanism is a source of selfdevelopment for the robot: the complexity of its activity autonomously increases. Indeed, we show that it first spends time in situations which are easy to learn,then shifts progressively its attention to situations of increasing difficulty,a voiding situations in which nothing can be learnt.

Keywords: curiosity, active learning, self-development, complexity, epigenetics robotics, developmental robotics, autonomous mental develo

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@INPROCEEDINGS { oudeyer:04a, AUTHOR="Oudeyer, P-Y. and Kaplan, F.", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics", EDITOR="Luc Berthouze and Hideki Kozima and Christopher G. Prince and Giulio Sandini and Georgi Stojanov and G. Metta and C. Balkenius", PAGES="127--130", PUBLISHER="Lund University Cognitive Studies", TITLE="Intelligent adaptive curiosity: a source of self-development", VOLUME="117", YEAR="2004", }