Autonomous development of social referencing.

S. Boucenna, P. Gaussier, L. Hafemeister, Kim Bard

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In this work, we are interested in understanding how emotional interactions with a social partner can bootstrap increasingly complex behaviors such as social referencing. Our idea is that social referencing as well as facial expression recognition can emerge from a simple sensori-motor system involing emotional stimuli. Without knowing that the other is an agent, the robot is able to learn some complex tasks if the human partner has some "empathy" or at least "resonate" with the robot head (low level emotional resonance). Hence we advocate the idea that social referencing can be boostrapped from a simple sensori-motor system not dedicated to social interactions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventFrom Animals to Animats 11: Eleventh international conference on simulation of adaptive behavior - Paris, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201228 Aug 2012


ConferenceFrom Animals to Animats 11


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