Dr Nick Hawes

Reader in Autonomous Intelligent Robotics

School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Email: n.a.hawes@cs.bham.ac.uk
Twitter: @hawesie
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[wyattetal2010tamd] Jeremy L. Wyatt, Alper Aydemir, Michael Brenner, Marc Hanheide, Nick Hawes, Patric Jensfelt, Matej Kristan, Geert-Jan M. Kruijff, Pierre Lison, Andrzej Pronobis, Kristoffer Sj. Self-Understanding and Self-Extension: A Systems and Representational Approach. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 2(4), pages 282 -- 303. December 2010. [pdf] [bib]
Abstract. There are many different approaches to building a system that can engage in autonomous mental development. In this paper we present an approach based on what we term self-understanding, by which we mean the explicit representation of and reasoning about what a system does and doesn't know, and how that knowledge changes under action. We present an architecture and a set of representations used in two robot systems that exhibit a limited degree of autonomous mental development, which we term self-extension. The contributions include: representations of gaps and uncertainty for specific kinds of knowledge, and a goal management and planning system for setting and achieving learning goals.
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doi: 10.1109/TAMD.2010.2090149