Using Hormonal Feedback to Modulate Action Selection in a Competitive Scenario

TitleUsing Hormonal Feedback to Modulate Action Selection in a Competitive Scenario
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsAvila-García, O, Cañamero, L
EditorSchaal, S, Ijspeert, AJan, Billard, A, Vijayakumar, S, Hallam, J, Meyer, J-A
Name of ProceedingsFrom Animals to Animats 8: Proc. 8th Intl. Conf. on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB'04)
Pagination243–252
PublisherMIT Press
Conference LocationLos Angeles, USA
ISBN Number9780262693417
Abstract

In this paper we investigate the use of hormonal feedback as a mechanism to modulate a "motivation-based," homeostatic action selection mechanism (ASM) in a robot. We have framed our study in the context of a dynamic, multirobot, competitive "two-resource" action selection problem. The introduction of competitors has important consequences for action selection. We first show how the interaction between robots introduces new forms of environmental complexity that affect their viability. Secondly, we propose a "hormone-like" mechanism that, modulating the input of the ASM, tackles these new sources of complexity.

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