Building Robots with Analogy-Based Anticipation

  • Georgi Petkov
  • Tchavdar Naydenov
  • Maurice Grinberg
  • Boicho Kokinov
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4314)


A new approach to building robots with anticipatory behavior is presented. This approach is based on analogy with a single episode from the past experience of the robot. The AMBR model of analogy-making is used as a basis, but it is extended with new agent-types and new mechanisms that allow anticipation related to analogical transfer. The role of selective attention on retrieval of memory episodes is tested in a series of simulations and demonstrates the context sensitivity of the AMBR model. The results of the simulations clearly demonstrated that endowing robots with analogy-based anticipatory behavior is promising and deserves further investigation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgi Petkov
    • 1
  • Tchavdar Naydenov
    • 1
  • Maurice Grinberg
    • 1
  • Boicho Kokinov
    • 1
  1. 1.Central and East European Center for Cognitive Science, New Bulgarian University, 21 Montevideo Str., Sofia 1618Bulgaria

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