It is all too easy to assume that a learning agent has unrealistic initial capabilities such as a prepared environment map or perfect knowledge of its actions. To ground our research, up until 1993 we used a Heath/Zenith Hero 2000 robot (named simply "Hero"), a commercial wheeled mobile manipulator with a two finger hand, as a testbed on which success or failure is judged. Since 1993 we've moved on to more advanced systems.

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