The Development of Embodied Cognition: Six Lessons from Babies

  title={The Development of Embodied Cognition: Six Lessons from Babies},
  author={Linda B. Smith and Michael Gasser},
  journal={Artificial Life},
The embodiment hypothesis is the idea that intelligence emerges in the interaction of an agent with an environment and as a result of sensorimotor activity. We offer six lessons for developing embodied intelligent agents suggested by research in developmental psychology. We argue that starting as a baby grounded in a physical, social, and linguistic world is crucial to the development of the flexible and inventive intelligence that characterizes humankind. 
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