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Frontiers Research Topic on ''Intrinsic Motivations and Open-Ended Development in Animals, Humans, and Robots''

This page hosts a list of, and links to, the 25 publications of the Special Issue realised jointly with the Journals:  ''Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science'' and ''Frontiers in Neurorobotics''. Note that in Frontiers words a Special Issue is called ''Research Topic''.

The first paper of the list is the Research Topic Editorial. This concise paper first introduces the basic concepts on intrinsic motivations and then uses them to present an overview of the Topic 24 contributions. This overview allows the reader to select the papers of his/her interest. The contributions are clustered in 4 groups (see Editorial).

Editorial of the Frontiers Research Topic

Baldassarre, G.; Stafford, T.; Mirolli, M.; Redgrave P.; Ryan R. & Barto, A. (2014) Overview of the Frontiers Research Topic ‘Intrinsic motivations and open-ended development in animals, humans, and robots’. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science. (NOTE: this is a draft of the editorial; the final published version of the paper will be substituted soon to the draft)

Papers of the Frontiers Research Topic

Intrinsic motivations, brain and behaviour

Barto, A.; Mirolli, M. & Baldassarre, G. (2013). Novelty or suprise?. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 907)

Andringa, T. C.; van den Bosch, K. A. & Vlaskamp, C. (2013). Learning autonomy in two or three steps: linking open-ended development, authority, and agency to motivation. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 766)

Shah, A. & Gurney, K. N. (2014). Emergent structured transition from variation to repetition in a biologically-plausible model of learning in basal ganglia. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 5 (no. 91)

Boedecker, J.; Lampe, T. & Riedmiller, M. (2013). Modeling effects of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards on the competition between striatal learning systems. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 739)

Fiore, V. G.; Sperati, V.; Mannella, F.; Mirolli, M.; Gurney, K.; Friston, K.; Dolan, R. J. & Baldassarre, G. (2014). Keep focussing: striatal dopamine multiple functions resolved in a single mechanism tested in a simulated humanoid robot. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 5 (no. 124)

Thirkettle, M.; Walton, T.; Redgrave, P.; Gurney, K. & Stafford, T. (2013). No learning where to go without first knowing where you're coming from: action discovery is trajectory, not endpoint based. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 638)

Intrinsic motivations and attention

Lonini, L.; Forestier, S.; Teuliere, C.; Zhao, Y.; Shi, B. E. & Triesch, J. (2013). Robust active binocular vision through intrinsically motivated learning. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 7 (no. 20)

Di Nocera, D.; Finzi, A.; Rossi, S. & Staffa, M. (2014). The role of intrinsic motivations in attention allocation and shifting. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 5 (no. 273)

Mather, E. (2013). Novelty, attention, and challenges for developmental psychology. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 491)

Perone, S. & Spencer, J. P. (2013). Autonomous visual exploration creates developmental change in familiarity and novelty seeking behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 648)

Schlesinger, M. & Amso, D. (2013). Image free-viewing as intrinsically-motivated exploration: estimating the learnability of center-of-gaze image samples in infants and adults. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 802)

Intrinsic motivations, motor behaviour, and open-ended development

Schmidhuber, J. (2013). PowerPlay: training an increasingly general problem solver by continually searching for the simplest still unsolvable problem. Frontiers in Psychology -- Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 313)

Ngo, H.; Luciw, M.; Forster, A. & Schmidhuber, J. (2013). Confidence-based progress-driven self-generated goals for skill acquisition in developmental robots. Frontiers in Psychology -- Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 833)

Zahedi, K.; Martius, G. & Ay, N. (2013). Linear combination of one-step predictive information with an external reward in an episodic policy gradient setting: a critical analysis. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 801)

Santucci, V. G.; Baldassarre, G. & Mirolli, M. (2013). Which is the best intrinsic motivation signal for learning multiple skills?. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 7 (no. 22)

Metzen, J. H. & Kirchner, F. (2013). Incremental learning of skill collections based on intrinsic motivation. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 7 (no. 11)

Pitti, A.; Braud, R.; Mahe, S.; Quoy, M. & Gaussier, P. (2013). Neural model for learning-to-learn of novel task sets in the motor domain. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 771)

Frank, M.; Leitner, J.; Stollenga, M.; Forster, A. & Schmidhuber, J. (2014). Curiosity driven reinforcement learning for motion planning on humanoids. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 7 (no. 25)

Law, J.; Shaw, P.; Kevin, E.; Sheldon, M. & Lee, M. (2014). A psychology based approach for longitudinal development in cognitive robotics. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 8 (no. 1)

Intrinsic motivations and social phenomena

Merrick, K. E. & Shafi, K. (2013). A game theoretic framework for incentive-based models of intrinsic motivation in artificial systems. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 791)

Triesch, J. (2013). Imitation learning based on an intrinsic motivation mechanism for efficient coding. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 800)

Moulin-Frier, C.; Nguyen, S. M. & Oudeyer, P.-Y. (2013). Self-organization of early vocal development in infants and machines: the role of intrinsic motivation. Frontiers in Psychology - Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 1006)

Ogino, M.; Nishikawa, A. & Asada, M. (2013). A motivation model for interaction between parent and child based on the need for relatedness. Frontiers in Psychology -- Cognitive Science, vol. 4 (no. 618)

Jauffret, A.; Cuperlier, N.; Tarroux, P. & Gaussier, P. (2013). From self-assessment to frustration, a small step toward autonomy in robotic navigation. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 7 (no. 16)