Précis of Robot Shaping: An Experiment in Behavior Engineering

  title={Pr{\'e}cis of Robot Shaping: An Experiment in Behavior Engineering},
  author={Marco Dorigo and Marco Colombetti},
  journal={Adaptive Behaviour},
The book is about designing and building learning autonomous robots. An autonomous robot is a remarkable example of a device that is difficult to design and program, because it must carry out its task in a partially unknown and unpredictable environment, with which it interacts through noisy sensors and actuators. There is a fairly widespread opinion that a good way of coping with this situation would be to endow autonomous robots with the ability to acquire knowledge from experience. We… CONTINUE READING
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