Cognitive Architectures

  • Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
  • João Silva Sequeira
  • Rodrigo Ventura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
    Pages 1-12
  3. Jindřich Brejcha, Pavel Pecháček, Karel Kleisner
    Pages 13-30
  4. David Vernon
    Pages 59-70
  5. Marco Monforte, Fanny Ficuciello, Bruno Siciliano
    Pages 71-84
  6. Tony J. Prescott, Daniel Camilleri
    Pages 85-104
  7. Matthias Scheutz, Thomas Williams, Evan Krause, Bradley Oosterveld, Vasanth Sarathy, Tyler Frasca
    Pages 165-193

About this book


This book provides an integrated framework for natural and artificial cognition by highlighting the fundamental role played by the cognitive architecture in the dialectics with the surrounding environment and consequently in the definition of a particular meaningful world.

This book is also about embodied and non-embodied artificial systems, cognitive architectures that are human constructs, meant to be able to populate the human world, capable of identifying different life contexts and replicating human patterns of behavior capable of acting according to human values and conventions, systems that perform tasks in a human-like way.

By identifying the essential phenomena at the core of all forms of cognition, the book addresses the topic of design of artificial cognitive architectures in the domains of robotics and artificial life. Moving from mere bio-inspired design methodology it aims to open a pathway to semiotically determined design. 


Artificial cognitive system Cognitive Semiosis Natural cognition Artificial cognition Mixed or enhanced forms of cognition

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
    • 1
  • João Silva Sequeira
    • 2
  • Rodrigo Ventura
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de FilosofiaUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97549-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97550-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-8986
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-8994
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