A Bayesian model of imitation in infants and robots

  title={A Bayesian model of imitation in infants and robots},
  author={Rajesh P. N. Rao and Aaron P. Shon and N Davies Andrew and Meltzoff},
Humans are often characterized as the most behaviourally flexible of all animals. Evolution has stumbled upon an unlikely but very effective trick for achieving this state. Relative to most other animals, we are born 'immature' and helpless. Our extended period of infantile immaturity, however, confers us with benefits. It allows us to learn and adapt to the specific physical and cultural environment into which we are born. Instead of relying on fixed reflexes adapted for specific environments… CONTINUE READING
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