Curiosity-Based Learning Algorithm
for Distributed Interactive Sculptural Systems
By Matthew T.K. Chan, Rob Gorbet, Philip Beesley & Dana Kulić
“The ability to engage human observers is a key requirement for both social robots and the arts. In this paper, we propose an approach for adapting the Intelligent Adaptive Curiosity learning algorithm to distributed interactive sculptural systems. This Curiosity-Based Learning Algorithm (CBLA) allows the system to learn about its own mechanisms and its surroundings through self-experimentation and interaction. A novel formulation using multiple agents as learning subsets of the system that communicate through shared input variables enables us to scale to a much larger system with diverse types of sensors and actuators. Experiments on a prototype interactive sculpture demonstrate the exploratory patterns of the CBLA and collective learning behaviours through the integration of multiple learning agents.”
Beesley, Philip, Matthew T.K. Chan, Rob Gorbet, and Dana Kulić. “Curiosity-Based Learning Algorithm for Distributed Interactive Sculptural Systems.” 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 28 Sept – 02 Oct 2015: 3435-3441. Print.