From Continual Learning to Causal Discovery in Robotics
Proceedings of The First AAAI Bridge Program on Continual Causality, PMLR 208:85-91, 2023.
Reconstructing accurate causal models of dynamic systems from time-series of sensor data is a key problem in many real-world scenarios. In this paper, we present an overview based on our experience about practical challenges that the causal analysis encounters when applied to autonomous robots and how Continual Learning (CL) could help to overcome them. We propose a possible way to leverage the CL paradigm to make causal discovery feasible for robotics applications where the computational resources are limited, while at the same time exploiting the robot as an active agent that helps to increase the quality of the reconstructed causal models.