Special Issue of the International Journal


published by

Taylor & Francis

edited by

Chrystopher L. Nehaniv and Kerstin Dautenhahn

University of Hertfordshire


Volume 32, Number 1-2, January-March 2001


Call for Papers


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Table of Contents:


Guest Editorial: Imitation in Natural and Artificial Systems

Chrystopher L. Nehaniv and Kerstin Dautenhahn

pp. 1-10


Like Me? - Measures of Correspondence and Imitation

Chrystopher L. Nehaniv and Kerstin Dautenhahn

pp. 11-51


Imitation in Animals: Evidence, Function, and Mechanisms

Thomas. R. Zentall

pp. 53-96


Body Imitation in an Enculturated Organutan (Pongo pygmaeus)

Josep Call

pp. 97-119


A Model of Imitation Learning of Algorithms from Worked Examples

Edmund Furse

pp. 121-154


Learning Motor Skills by Imitation: A Biologically Inspired Robotic Model

Aude Billard

pp. 155-193


The Mechanisms of Imitation

Kevin N. Laland and Patrick Bateson

pp. 195-224


Evolution and Memes: The Human Brain as a Selective Imitation Device

Susan Blackmore

pp. 225-255


The Role of Hierarchy Levels in Vocal Imitations of Songbirds

Dietmar Todt, Jasmin Cirillo, Nicole Geberzahn, Friederike Schleuss

pp. 257-283


Imitative Versus Nonimitative Strategies in a Land Use Simulation

J. G. Polhill, N. M. Gotts, A. N. R. Law

pp. 285-307