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Panel Summary: the Parallel Between Acting and Thinking: Using it for Better Process Understanding

  • Bertrand Zavidovique

Abstract

The aim of the panel session was to discuss the couple ACTING/THINKING in both living and manufactured systems. Trying to avoid semantic and semiotic discussions on what thinking really means, we proposed two hypotheses to start:
  • thinking deals with building and transforming representations;

  • there is a fruitful parallel to draw between thinking and acting.

We based and evaluated them on progressively more abstract examples recalled here. There were many interventions, comments and objections, during the introductory statement and in the subsequent discussion: they are reported in the last section.

Keywords

Industrial Robot Computational Logic Transforming Representation Introductory Statement Abstraction Hierarchy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Zavidovique
    • 1
  1. 1.Paris 11 UniversityI.E.F.OrsayFrance

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