Robotic clicker training

Frédéric Kaplan, Pierre Yves Oudeyer, Enikö Kubinyi, Adám Miklósi

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In this paper, we want to propose the idea that some techniques used for animal training might be helpful for solving human-robot interaction problems in the context of entertainment robotics. We present a model for teaching complex actions to an animal-like autonomous robot based on "clicker training", a method used efficiently by professional trainers for animals of different species. After describing our implementation of clicker training on an enhanced version of AIBO, Sony's four-legged robot, we argue that this new method can be a promising technique for teaching unusual behavior and sequences of actions to a pet robot.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-206
Number of pages10
JournalRobotics and Autonomous Systems
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 2002



  • Dog training techniques
  • Pet robots
  • Robot training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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