Teaching Robots to learn like Human Children

Learning a new skill by observing another individual, the ability to imitate, is a key part of intelligence in human and animals. Such a capability would make it dramatically easier for us to communicate new goals to robots – we could simply show robots what we want them to do, rather than teleoperating the robot or engineering a reward function (an approach that is difficult as it requires a full-fledged perception system). Many prior works have investigated how well a robot can learn from an expert of its own kind (i.e. through teleoperation or kinesthetic teaching), which is usually called imitation learning.

Source: One-Shot Imitation from Watching Videos