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Understanding intelligence
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Rolf Pfeifer and Christian Scheier provide a systematic introduction to this new way of thinking about intelligence and computers. Expand
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A mobile robot employing insect strategies for navigation
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We use a synthetic methodology to gain additional insights into the navigation behavior of insects. Expand
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Developmental robotics: a survey
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Developmental robotics is an emerging field located at the intersection of robotics, cognitive science and developmental sciences. Expand
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Self-Organization, Embodiment, and Biologically Inspired Robotics
Robotics researchers increasingly agree that ideas from biology and self-organization can strongly benefit the design of autonomous robots. Biological organisms have evolved to perform and survive inExpand
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How the body shapes the way we think - a new view on intelligence
How could the body influence our thinking when it seems obvious that the brain controls the body? In How the Body Shapes the Way We Think, Rolf Pfeifer and Josh Bongard demonstrate that thought isExpand
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An Autonomous Agent Navigating with a Polarized Light Compass
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Inspired by the insect's polarized light compass, we have constructed a polarization compass that was employed successfully on the mobile robot Sahabot. Expand
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Sensory - motor coordination: The metaphor and beyond
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We propose that the problem of categorization in the real world is significantly simplified if it is viewed as one of sensory—motor coordination, rather than one of information processing happening “on the input side”. Expand
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Towards a theoretical foundation for morphological computation with compliant bodies
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We present a model for morphological computation with compliant bodies, where a precise mathematical characterization of the potential computational contribution of a complex physical body is feasible. Expand
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Evolving Complete Agents using Artificial Ontogeny
In this report we introduce an artificial evolutionary system, Artificial Ontogeny (AO), that uses a developmental encoding scheme to translate a given genotype into a complete agent, which then actsExpand
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Multimodal saliency-based bottom-up attention a framework for the humanoid robot iCub
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This work presents a multimodal bottom-up attention system for the humanoid robot iCub where the robot's decisions to move eyes and neck are based on visual and acoustic saliency maps. Expand
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