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From bricks to brains : the embodied cognitive science of LEGO robots

Author: Michael Robert William Dawson; Michael Wilson; Brian Dupuis
Publisher: Edmonton [Alta.] : AU Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Even simple agents, such as LEGO robots, are capable of exhibiting complex behaviour when they can sense and alter the world around them.

From Bricks to Brains offers an introduction to embodied cognitive science and illustrates its foundational ideas through the construction and observation of LEGO Mindstorms robots.

Discussing the characteristics that distinguish embodied cognitive science from classical cognitive science, the authors place a renewed emphasis on sensing and acting, on the importance of physical embodiment, and on the exploration of distributed notions of control. They also show how synthesizing simple systems and observing their behaviour can generate new theoretical insights. Numerous examples are brought forward to illustrate a key theme: the importance of environment to an actor. Even simple agents, such as LEGO robots, are capable of exhibiting complex behaviour when they can sense and alter the world around them. --Résumé de l'éditeur.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Robert William Dawson; Michael Wilson; Brian Dupuis
ISBN: 9781897425794 1897425791
OCLC Number: 755956909
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 23 juin 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique (332 p.)) : ill., fichiers HTMl
Contents: Mind control --
internal or external? --
Classical music and the classical mind --
Situated cognition and bricolage --
Braitenberg's vehicle 2 --
Thoughtless walkers --
Machina speculatrix --
The subsumption architecture --
Embodiment, stigmergy, and swarm intelligence --
Totems, toys --
or tools?
Responsibility: Michael R.W. Dawson, Brian Dupuis, Michael Wilson.

Abstract:

From Bricks to Brains introduces embodied cognitive science and illustrates its foundational ideas through the construction and observation of LEGO Mindstorms robots.  Read more...

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