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An Apology for the “Self” Concept in Autonomous Robot Ontologies

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This paper focuses on the core idea that underlies all mechanisms for system self-awareness: “Self”. Robot self awareness is a hot topic not only from a bioinspiration perspective but also from a more profound reflection-based strategy for increased autonomy and resilience. In this paper we address the uses and genealogy of the concept of “self”, its value in the implementation of robots and the role it may play in autonomous robotic systems’ architectures. We hence propose the inclusion of the “Self” concept in the future IEEE AuR standard ontology.

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This work has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement No 820971 — ROBOMINERS.

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Sanz, R., Bermejo-Alonso, J., Rossi, C., Hernando, M., Irusta, K., Aguado, E. (2020). An Apology for the “Self” Concept in Autonomous Robot Ontologies. In: Silva, M., Luís Lima, J., Reis, L., Sanfeliu, A., Tardioli, D. (eds) Robot 2019: Fourth Iberian Robotics Conference. ROBOT 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1092. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35990-4_34

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