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Biosemiotics

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 245–252 | Cite as

Modelling Artificial Cognition in Biosemiotic Terms

  • Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
  • Miguel Gama Caldas
Original Paper

Abstract

Stemming from Uexkull’s fundamental concepts of Umwelt and Innenwelt as developed in the biosemiotic approach of Ferreira 2010, 2011, the present work models mathematically the semiosis of cognition and proposes an artificial cognitive architecture to be deployed in a robotic structure.

Keywords

Cognitive architecture Umwelt Innenwelt Semiotic filter Artificial cognition 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
    • 1
  • Miguel Gama Caldas
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon. Language, Mind and Cognition Group. Faculdade de LetrasUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.IDMEC/ISTTechnical University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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