Evolving the “Feeling” of Time Through Sensory-Motor Coordination: A Robot Based Model

  • Elio Tuci
  • Vito Trianni
  • Marco Dorigo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3242)


In this paper, we aim to design decision-making mechanisms for an autonomous robot equipped with simple sensors, which integrates over time its perceptual experience in order to initiate a simple signalling response. Contrary to other similar studies, in this work the decision-making is uniquely controlled by the time-dependent structures of the agent’s controller, which in turn are tightly linked to the mechanisms for sensory-motor coordination. The results of this work show that a single dynamic neural network, shaped by evolution, makes an autonomous agent capable of “feeling” time through the flow of sensations determined by its actions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elio Tuci
    • 1
  • Vito Trianni
    • 1
  • Marco Dorigo
    • 1
  1. 1.IRIDIAUniveristé Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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