Samer Schaat

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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)
Artificial intelligence delivers excellent results – for example in search functions on the internet, in the high performance achieved by modern robots, and in EU projects like SENSE [Bru 12], which provided exemplary implementations for the security of Krakow Airport in Poland. Nevertheless, there still exists no robot capable of preparing and serving a(More)
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)
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 and(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 interdisciplinary collaboration and the development of a holistic(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)
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)
For cognitive agents that decide based on experiences, memory retrieval is a significant issue. In this article a contribution to this field is made by introducing the concept of psychic spreading activation for memory retrieval in an autonomous agent. Using the psychoanalytical foundation of that as a constraint, a variant of spreading activation was(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)