Action Causes Perception Causes Action: From Sensory Substitution to Situated Robots . Lecture 3+4, Unit 5 NUCOG Seminar: Action, Perception, Motivation Akureyri, Iceland 10.2.-20.2.2006 Marieke Rohde Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics University of Sussex. Recapitulation.
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Action Causes Perception Causes Action:From Sensory Substitution to Situated Robots
Lecture 3+4, Unit 5
NUCOG Seminar: Action, Perception, Motivation
Akureyri, Iceland 10.2.-20.2.2006
Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics
University of Sussex
Braitenberg, V.: „Vehicles. Experiments in Synthetic
Psychology.“ illustrations by Maciek Albrecht, MIT Press, 1984
Why is walking so easy for us, and so difficult for robots?
(see e.g. Honda’s Humanoid ASIMO:
Beer, R.D. (2003).
(well engineeringwise, I am impressed)
a network of processes of production (synthesis and destruction) of components such that these components:
(Weber & Varela, 2002, p. 115)
“a system’s capacity, in some circumstances, to regulate its states and its relation to the environment with the result that, if the states are sufficiently close to the boundary of viability,
“We propose to define value as the extent to which a situation affects the viability of a self-sustaining and precarious process that generates an identity”
(Di Paolo & Rohde, work in progress)
A „VISTIGIAL GHOST IN THE MACHINE“!!!! (Rutkowska 1997)
The principle objection:
Think about: sensory substitution, goggle experiments...
Think about: social/abstract values and the requirement for „simple criteria of salience and adaptiveness“ ()
These are not genuine values!!!
Are value systems good to model values?
How does the behaviour relate to the „value signal“?
How does the „value signal“ relate to the behaviour?