Intelligence with representation

Behavior-based robotics has always been inspired by earlier cybernetics work such as that of Grey Walter. It emphasises that intelligence can be achieved without the kinds of representations common in symbolic AI systems. The paper argues that such representations might indeed not be needed for many aspects of sensori-motor intelligence but become a crucial issue […]

Evolving grounded communication for robots

The computational and robotic modeling of language evolution is emerging as a new exciting subfield in cognitive science. The objective is to come up with precise operational models how communities of agents, equiped with a cognitive apparatus, a sensori-motor system, and a body, can arrive at shared grounded communication systems that have similar characteristics as […]

Language-reentrance and the ‘Inner Voice’

As soon as we stop talking aloud, we seem to experience a kind of `inner voice’, a steady stream of verbal fragments expressing ongoing thoughts. What kind of information processing structures are required to explain such a phenomenon? Why would an inner voice’ be useful? How could it have arisen? This paper explores these questions […]