More from the Body: Embodied anticipation for swift re-adaptation in neurocomputational cognitive architectures for robotic agents
2010 (English)In: Advances in Cognitive Systems: Foundations, Theories, and Systems / [ed] Samia Nefti-Meziani and John Grey, IET Digital Library , 2010, 249-270 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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 re-adaptation to related yet novel tasks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IET Digital Library , 2010. 249-270 p.
Cognitive robotics; embodied cognition; dynamic systems; neuromodulation; anticipation; multiple time scales; bio-regulation
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77230ISBN: 978-1-84919-075-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77230DiVA: diva2:525649