Using analogy to transfer manipulation skills

Frank Guerin, Paulo Abelha Ferreira, Bipin Indurkhya

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

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We are interested in the manipulation skills required by future service robots performing everyday tasks such as preparing food and cleaning in a typical home environment. Such robots must have a robust set of skills that can he applied in the unpredictable and varying circumstances that arise in everyday life. To succeed in such a setting, a service robot must have a strong ability to transfer old skills to new varied settings. We are inspired by the strong transfer ability demonstrated by infants and toddlers on simple manipulation activities, and we are motivated to try and replicate these abilities in an artificial system. We treat this as a problem of making analogies, and describe a theoretical framework which could account for it. We sketch the ideas of a computational model for implementing the required analogical reasoning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling Changing Perspectives - Reconceptualizing Sensorimotor Experiences
Subtitle of host publicationPapers from the AAAI Fall Symposium, Technical Report
EditorsGeorgi Stojanov, Bipin Indurkhya, Frank Guerin, Tony Veale
PublisherAAAI Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781577356950
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014
Event2014 AAAI Fall Symposium - Arlington, United States
Duration: 13 Nov 201415 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameAAAI Fall Symposium Series
PublisherAAAI Press


Conference2014 AAAI Fall Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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