Ecological Integration of Affordances and Drives for Behaviour Selection

TitleEcological Integration of Affordances and Drives for Behaviour Selection
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsCos-Aguilera, I, Cañamero, L, Hayes, GM, Gillies, A
EditorBryson, JJ, Prescott, TJ, Seth, AK
Name of ProceedingsProc. IJCAI 2005 Workshop on Modeling Natural Action Selection
Conference LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
ISBN Number1-902956-40-9

This paper shows a study of the integration of physiology and perception in a biologically inspired robotic architecture that learns behavioural patterns by interaction with the environment. This implements a hierarchical view of learning and behaviour selection which bases adaptation on a relationship between reinforcement and the agent’s inner motivations. This view ingrains together the basic principles necessary to explain the underlying processes of learning behavioural patterns and the way these change via interaction with the environment. These principles have been experimentally tested and the results are presented and discussed throughout the paper.