Samer Schaat

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—When developing autonomous agents, the problem of motivation poses one of the key questions. Following a bionic approach inspired by psychoanalysis, a multi-level motivational system to enable autonomous agents to pursue their own agenda and cope with their internal and external environment is presented. Considering embodiment, both homeostatic (extrinsic)(More)
The computational paradigm in Cognitive Science, which the AGI approach revives, provides a powerful methodology of examining human information processing by testing assumptions in computer simulations, and enables technical applications with human-like capabilities. Nevertheless, intensive in-terdisciplinary collaboration and the development of a holistic(More)
—Evaluation and validation of software architectures in cognitive science often lack objective evaluation criteria and test mechanisms. Hence, in this article we present an in-house developed use case to evaluate the cognitive architecture ARS, together with its psychoanalytically-inspired functionalities. The use case was developed by a team of(More)
—Complexity of technology is constantly increasing; for the field of automation this means that economic considerations dictate a need for corresponding measures. Artificial intelligence boasts noteworthy successes in this area; however, its achievements appear modest when compared to the faculties of human intelligence. This paper will demonstrate that a(More)
— Energy efficiency in buildings depends on the way the building is operated. Therefore energy management is the key component for efficient operation. Data analysis of operation data helps to better understand the systems and detect faults and inefficiencies. The facility manager benefits from smart analysis that makes use of machine learning algorithms(More)
In this paper we show how simple simulation scenarios can be used to develop and test foundational functionalities of cognitive architectures, exemplified with the SiMA architecture. We present an interdisciplinary methodology that considers the challenges in capturing and evaluating basic functionalities of the human mind. In this regard, we structure and(More)
To examine the impact factors and mechanisms of the decision to switch to green electricity, we develop a socio-cognitive agent-based simulation. Following seminal research in the field of decision making we focus on emotion and social norms as core mechanisms in consumer decisions. A survey of possible consumers provides the information how to calibrate(More)
The intention of a Smart City concept is among other things to increase the energy efficiency of a city. Typically addressed topics are energy management or urban traffic management. Up to now Information and Communication Technology (ICT) measures within a Smart City to increase energy efficiency in public lighting have not been considered in detail. The(More)