Autonomous development of goals: From generic rewards to goal and self detection

@article{Rolf2014AutonomousDO,
  title={Autonomous development of goals: From generic rewards to goal and self detection},
  author={Matthias Rolf and Minoru Asada},
  journal={4th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics},
  year={2014},
  pages={187-194}
}
Goals are abstractions that express agents' intention and allow them to organize their behavior appropriately. How can agents develop such goals autonomously? This paper proposes a conceptual and computational account to this longstanding problem. We argue to consider goals as abstractions of lower-level intention mechanisms such as rewards and values, and point out that goals need to be considered alongside with a detection of the own actions' effects. Then, both goals and self-detection can… CONTINUE READING