Article | The Swedish AI Society Workshop May 27-28; 2009 IDA; Linköping University | Embodied anticipation in neurocomputational cognitive architectures for robotic agents

Title:
Embodied anticipation in neurocomputational cognitive architectures for robotic agents
Author:
Alberto Montebelli: University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics, Sweden Robert Lowe: University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics, Sweden Tom Ziemke: University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics, Sweden
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Year:
2009
Conference:
The Swedish AI Society Workshop May 27-28; 2009 IDA; Linköping University
Issue:
035
Article no.:
006
Pages:
27-36
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2009-05-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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The coupling between a body (in an extended sense that encompasses both neural and non-neural dynamics) and its environment is here conceived as a critical substrate for cognition. We propose and discuss the plan for a neurocomputational cognitive architecture for robotic agents; so far implemented in its minimal form for supporting the behavior of a simple simulated robotic agent. A non-neural internal bodily mechanism (crucially characterized by a time scale much slower than the normal sensory-motor interactions of the robot with its environment) extends the cognitive potential of a system composed of purely reactive parts with a dynamic action selection mechanism and the capacity to integrate information over time. The same non-neural mechanism is the foundation for a novel; minimalist anticipatory architecture; implementing our bodily-anticipation hypothesis and capable of swift readaptation to related yet novel tasks.1

Keywords: Cognitive robotics; embodied cognition; dynamic systems; neuromodulation; anticipation; multiple time scales; bio-regulation

The Swedish AI Society Workshop May 27-28; 2009 IDA; Linköping University

Author:
Alberto Montebelli, Robert Lowe, Tom Ziemke
Title:
Embodied anticipation in neurocomputational cognitive architectures for robotic agents
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The Swedish AI Society Workshop May 27-28; 2009 IDA; Linköping University

Author:
Alberto Montebelli, Robert Lowe, Tom Ziemke
Title:
Embodied anticipation in neurocomputational cognitive architectures for robotic agents
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