Sub-SPARC: Investigation of Imperfect Teachers

Clawson, Garry (2022) Sub-SPARC: Investigation of Imperfect Teachers. In: 5th UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference, 26 Aug, 2022, Aberystwyth, UK.

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Early literacy and language skills are a significant precursor to children’s later educational success. Using social robots as a learning companion is one method to augment efforts to support this aim. SPARC has been shown as a useful way to combine reinforcement learning with human experts to reduce the state search space and for human experts to
intervene before any negative reward actions take place, however human expertise is not consistent. In this paper we investigate if SPARC can be counter-useful as expertise levels decline. Results from the study suggest that once a skill level below 90% of an expert is breached,
alternative LfD methods maybe more suitable.

Keywords:robotics, social robotics, learning
Subjects:H Engineering > H671 Robotics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:50519
Deposited On:30 Aug 2022 13:58

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