Censys: A Model for Distributed Embodied Cognition

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8108)


The role of the body in the generation of behavior is a topic that has sparked the attention of many fields from philosophy to science and more recently robotics. We address the question of how an embodied agent should be modeled in order to change the traditional dualist approach of creating embodied agents. By looking at behavior generation as a shared process between mind and body, we are able to create modules that generate and manage behavior, which are neither part of the body nor the mind, thus allowing a more flexible and natural control. A case study is presented to demonstrate and discuss our model.


Embodied Agents Embodied Cognition Artificial Intelligence Robotics 


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  1. 1.INESC-ID & Instituto Superior TécnicoTechnical University of LisbonPortugal

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