Humanoids have to deal with novel, unsupervised high-dimensional visual input streams. Our new method AutoIncSFA learns to compactly represent such complex sensory input sequences by very few meaningful features corresponding to high-level spatio-temporal abstractions, such as: a person is approaching me, or: an object was toppled. We explain the advantages of AutoIncSFA over previous related methods, and show that the compact codes greatly facilitate the task of a reinforcement learner driving the humanoid to actively explore its world like a playing baby, maximizing intrinsic curiosity reward signals for reaching states corresponding to previously unpredicted AutoIncSFA features. © 2011 IEEE.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2011|