Robots as Powerful Allies for the Study of Embodied Cognition from the Bottom Up

  title={Robots as Powerful Allies for the Study of Embodied Cognition from the Bottom Up},
  author={Matej Hoffmann and Rolf Pfeifer},
A large body of compelling evidence has been accumulated demonstrating that embodiment - the agent's physical setup, including its shape, materials, sensors and actuators - is constitutive for any form of cognition and as a consequence, models of cognition need to be embodied. [...] Key Method We present a robotic bottom-up or developmental approach, focusing on three stages: (a) low-level behaviors like walking and reflexes, (b) learning regularities in sensorimotor spaces, and (c) human-like cognition. We…Expand
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