Robot Learning in a Social Robot

  • Salvador Dominguez
  • Eduardo Zalama
  • Jaime Gómez García-Bermejo
  • Jaime Pulido
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4095)


In this paper, research work on Arisco is described. Arisco is a social robot built around a robotic head with gesture ability, visual and auditive perception and learning. It is intended for interacting with people. The general architecture is first described in the paper. Then, the learning capacity of Arisco is addressed. It learns and performs associations between different stimulus responses through several dynamic neural networks, guided by motivational drives. Main contribution of this paper is the integration in a real robot of conditioning learning models based on a neural competitive network. A number of experiments are discussed, covering stimulus competition, habituation and first and second order conditioning.


Conditioning Stimulus Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Emotional Behaviour Neural Network Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvador Dominguez
    • 1
  • Eduardo Zalama
    • 2
  • Jaime Gómez García-Bermejo
    • 2
  • Jaime Pulido
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Vision and Robotics DivisionCartif FoundationValladolidSpain
  2. 2.Department of Systems Engineering and ControlUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain

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