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)
— 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)
The examination of AGI agents is an interdisciplinary challenge. This is particularly the case for their foundations, assumedly (in compliance with Damasio) drives and emotions. We demonstrate how these foundations of a human-like control system are tested using simplified exemplary cases as test-specifications. After showing how we model the required(More)
In a cognitive architecture, decision-making is the task that processes information from sensor data and stored knowledge to get appropriate action plans and actuator commands. Its aim is to make a decision in a given situation based upon available options and current goals of the system. In this paper, the decision-making process of the cognitive(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)
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