Embodied Mobile Robots


With the growing research in autonomous systems, the issue of embodiment has become a fundamental issue in artificial intelligence. However, the necessity of embodiment is a perspective that has been a focus in artificial intelligence only in the recent years. It remains an undeveloped concept and a term that has been thrown around in conflicting contexts. This paper discusses embodiment, its interpretations, misinterpretations and the role it has played in artificial intelligence to date and specifically in the realisation of the “intelligent autonomous robot”. While some believe that simply placing a controller in a physical environment constitutes a sufficient degree of embodiment, we wish to emphasise that agent-world interaction must develop away from this “ON-World” approach and seek to concentrate on “IN-World” interaction, participation, and adaptation.

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@inproceedings{Duffy2001EmbodiedMR, title={Embodied Mobile Robots}, author={B. R. Duffy and Gina Joue}, year={2001} }