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Mimicking the Behaviour of Idiotypic AIS Robot Controllers Using Probabilistic Systems

Amanda Whitbrook, Uwe Aickelin, Jonathan Garibaldi

Proceedings of the 13th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2009, | International Institute of Informatics and Systemics- IIIS | Published : 2009

Abstract

Previous work has shown that robot navigation systems that employ an architecture based upon the idiotypic network theory of the immune system have an advantage over control techniques that rely on reinforcement learning only. This is thought to be a result of intelligent behaviour selection on the part of the idiotypic robot. In this paper an attempt is made to imitate idiotypic dynamics by creating controllers that use reinforcement with a number of different probabilistic schemes to select robot behaviour. The aims are to show that the idiotypic system is not merely performing some kind of periodic random behaviour selection, and to try to gain further insight into the processes that gove..

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