Asa H should not have to learn everything. It would certainly be reasonable for it to have innate reflexes like:
pupillary light reflex (and self-scaling inputs in general)
withdrawl reflex (withdrawl from heat, "pain", etc.)
knowledge of how and where to recharge itself (if its an embodied mobile robot)
a mobile robot should probably have a cliff sensor
If Chomsky is right a part of natural language skill should be innate.
Other pre and post processing will be possible depending on the inputs and outputs used.