Experimental study on automatic learning speed acceleration for a rat using a robot

Hiroyuki Ishii, Masaki Nakasuji, Motonori Ogura, Hiroyasu Miwa, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

we would like to clarify the basic factors necessary for a symbiosis between creatures and robots through the interaction experiments between rats and robots. In our previous studies, we developed a robot involving two levers and conditioned the rat to push these levers to obtain food by experimenter's teaching. In this paper, we try to condition the rats to push the levers on the robot to obtain food by the robot autonomously showing its functions without experimenter's teaching. On animal psychology, "shaping" is used to condition animals to perform difficult or complex behavior that would rarely occur spontaneously. By importing the concept of "shaping," we developed an operational pattern generation algorithm for the robot that enabled it to autonomously operate to show the rats its function. We then conducted an interaction experiment for evaluating this algorithm and confirmed the effectiveness of it. Thus, we proposed to import the concept of "shaping" into robot's behavior generation to enable it to autonomously show creatures its functions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Pages3078-3083
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2005 Apr 182005 Apr 22

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period05/4/1805/4/22

Keywords

  • Interaction
  • Operant conditioning
  • Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ishii, H., Nakasuji, M., Ogura, M., Miwa, H., & Takanishi, A. (2005). Experimental study on automatic learning speed acceleration for a rat using a robot. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 3078-3083). [1570583] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2005.1570583