Optimization of the Anticipatory Reflexes of a Computational Model of the Cerebellum

TitleOptimization of the Anticipatory Reflexes of a Computational Model of the Cerebellum
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBrandi S, Herreros I, Verschure PFMJ
EditorDuff A, Lepora NF., Mura A, Prescott TJ., Verschure PF.M.J.
Conference NameBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Third International Conference, Living Machines 2014, Milan, Italy, July 30 – August 1, 2014. Proceedings
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN Number978-3-319-09434-2
Keywordsadaptive reflexes, cerebellum, cost minimization, nucleo-olivary inhibition

The Expressive Agents for Symbiotic Education and Learning (EASEL) project will explore human-robot symbiotic interaction (HRSI) with the aim of developing an understanding of symbiosis over long term tutoring interactions. The EASEL system will be built upon an established and neurobiologically grounded architecture - Distributed Adaptive Control (DAC). Here we present the design of an initial experiment in which our facially expressive humanoid robot will interact with children at a public exhibition. We discuss the range of measurements we will employ to explore the effects our robot’s expressive ability has on interaction with children during HRSI, with the aim of contributing optimal robot personality parameters to the final EASEL model.