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Developmental robotics: manifesto and application Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 361, No. 1811. (15 October 2003), pp. 2187-2206, doi:10.1098/rsta.2003.1250 by Terry Elliott, Nigel R. Shadbolt
    abstract = {We argue that all embodied organisms, whether robots or animals, face the same challenge: of adapting to bodies, brains and environments that undergo constant and inevitable change. After highlighting the evidence for the universal role of a class of molecular factors called neurotrophic factors in the response of animals to this challenge, we suggest that implementing models of neurotrophic interactions on robots may confer on them the adaptability and robustness exhibited by animals. We briefly review a mathematical model of neurotrophic interactions and then discuss its application in a robotic context. Finally, we examine the potential, or otherwise, of our approach to developmental robotics.},
    author = {Elliott, Terry and Shadbolt, Nigel R.},
    day = {15},
    doi = {10.1098/rsta.2003.1250},
    issn = {1364-503X},
    journal = {Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
    keywords = {development, philosophical, robotics},
    month = oct,
    number = {1811},
    pages = {2187--2206},
    pmid = {14599315},
    posted-at = {2012-11-05 11:48:18},
    priority = {2},
    title = {Developmental robotics: manifesto and application},
    url = {},
    volume = {361},
    year = {2003}

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