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Perez, Carlos Herrera
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Morse, A. F., Herrera, C., Clowes, R., Montebelli, A. & Ziemke, T. (2011). The role of robotic modelling in cognitive science. New ideas in psychology, 29(3), 312-324
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2011 (English)In: New ideas in psychology, ISSN 0732-118X, E-ISSN 1873-3522, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 312-324Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

From the perspective of cognitive robotics, this paper presents a modern interpretation of Newell’s (1973) reasoning and suggestions for why and how cognitive psychologists should develop models of cognitive phenomena. We argue that the shortcomings of current cognitive modelling approaches are due in significant part to a lack of exactly the kind of integration required for the development of embodied autonomous robotics. Moreover we suggest that considerations of embodiment, situatedness, and autonomy, intrinsic to cognitive robotics, provide an appropriate basis for the integration and theoretic cumulation that Newell argued was necessary for psychology to mature. From this perspective we analyse the role of embodiment and modes of situatedness in terms of integration, cognition, emotion, and autonomy. Four complementary perspectives on embodied and situated cognitive science are considered in terms of their potential to contribute to cognitive robotics, cognitive science, and psychological theorizing: minimal cognition and organization, enactive perception and sensorimotor contingency, homeostasis and emotion, and social embedding. In combination these perspectives provide a framework for cognitive robotics, not only wholly compatible with the original aims of cognitive modelling, but as a more appropriate methodology than those currently in common use within psychology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2011
Keywords
Autonomy, Cognitve modelling, Cognitive robotics, Ebodiment, Emotion, Enaction
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5194 (URN)000292127000009 ()2-s2.0-79956122033 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-07-04 Created: 2011-07-04 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Montebelli, A., Herrera, C. & Ziemke, T. (2008). On Cognition as Dynamical Coupling: An Analysis of Behavioral Attractor Dynamics. Adaptive Behavior, 16(2-3), 182-195
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2008 (English)In: Adaptive Behavior, ISSN 1059-7123, E-ISSN 1741-2633, Vol. 16, no 2-3, p. 182-195Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The interaction of brain, body, and environment can result incomplex behavior with rich dynamics, even for relatively simpleagents. Such dynamics are, however, often difficult to analyze.In this article, we explore the case of a simple simulated roboticagent, equipped with a reactive neurocontroller and an energylevel, which the agent has been evolved to recharge. A dynamicalsystems analysis shows that a non-neural internal state (energylevel), despite its simplicity, dynamically modulates the behavioralattractors of the agent—environment system, such thatthe robot's behavioral repertoire is continually adapted toits current situation and energy level. What emerges is a dynamic,non-deterministic, and highly self-organized action selectionmechanism, originating from the dynamical coupling of four systems(non-neural internal states, neurocontroller, body, and environment)operating at very different timescales.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2008
Keywords
evolutionary robotics, dynamical systems, embodied cognition, internal robotics, neuromodulation
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2764 (URN)10.1177/1059712308089180 (DOI)000254521600007 ()2-s2.0-40749134570 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2009-02-18 Created: 2009-02-18 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Montebelli, A., Herrera, C. & Ziemke, T. (2007). An Analysis of Behavioral Attractor Dynamics. In: 9th European Conference, ECAL 2007: Advances in Artificial Life (pp. 213-222). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg
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2007 (English)In: 9th European Conference, ECAL 2007: Advances in Artificial Life, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007, p. 213-222Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The interaction of brain, body and environment can result in complex behavior with rich dynamics even for relatively simple agents. Such dynamics are, however, often notoriously difficult to analyze. In this paper we explore the case of a simple simulated robotic agent, equipped with a reactive neurocontroller and an energy level, that the agent has been evolved to re-charge. A dynamical systems analysis, shows that a non-neural internal state (energy level), despite its simplicity, dynamically modulates the agent-environment system’s behavioral attractors, such that the robot’s behavioral repertoire is continually adapted to its current situation and energy level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), ISSN 0302-9743 ; 4648 LNAI
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2094 (URN)10.1007/978-3-540-74913-4_22 (DOI)000250749000022 ()2-s2.0-38049023464 (Scopus ID)978-3-540-74912-7 (ISBN)
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The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com

Available from: 2008-05-30 Created: 2008-05-30 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved
Herrera, C., Montebelli, A. & Ziemke, T. (2007). Behavioral Flexibility: An Emotion Based Approach. In: Sandoval, F; Prieto, A; Cabestany, J; Grana, M (Ed.), 9th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, IWANN 2007: . Paper presented at 9th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, IWANN 2007;San Sebastian;20 June 2007through22 June 2007 (pp. 798-805). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg
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2007 (English)In: 9th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, IWANN 2007 / [ed] Sandoval, F; Prieto, A; Cabestany, J; Grana, M, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007, p. 798-805Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we suggest a biologically inspired approach to flexible behavior through emotion modeling. We consider emotion to emerge from relational interaction of body, nervous system and world, through sensory-motor attunement of internal parameters to concern-relevant relationships. We interpret such relationships with the notions of collective variable and control parameters. We introduce a simple robotic implementation of this model of appraisal, following the techniques of evolutionary neuro-robotics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), ISSN 0302-9743, 1611-3349 ; 4507 LNCS
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2089 (URN)10.1007/978-3-540-73007-1 (DOI)000247839300096 ()2-s2.0-38049125955 (Scopus ID)978-3-540-73006-4 (ISBN)
Conference
9th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, IWANN 2007;San Sebastian;20 June 2007through22 June 2007
Available from: 2008-05-28 Created: 2008-05-28 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Lowe, R., Herrera, C., Morse, A. & Ziemke, T. (2007). The Embodied Dynamics of Emotion, Appraisal and Attention. In: Lucas Paletta, Erich Rome (Ed.), Lucas Paletta, Erich Rome (Ed.), Attention in Cognitive Systems: Theories and Systems from an Interdisciplinary Viewpoint. Paper presented at 4th International Workshop on Attention in Cognitive Systems, WAPCV 2007; Hyderabad; 8 January 2007 through 8 January 2007; Code 71330 (pp. 1-20). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg
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2007 (English)In: Attention in Cognitive Systems: Theories and Systems from an Interdisciplinary Viewpoint / [ed] Lucas Paletta, Erich Rome, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007, p. 1-20Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Emotions can be considered inextricably linked to embodied appraisals - perceptions of bodily states that inform agents of how they are faring in the world relative to their own well-being. Emotion-appraisals are thus relational phenomena the relevance of which can be learned or evolutionarily selected for given a reliable coupling between agent-internal and environmental states. An emotion-appraisal attentional disposition permits agents to produce behaviour that exploits such couplings allowing for adaptive agent performance across agent-environment interactions. This chapter discusses emotions in terms of dynamical processes whereby attentional dispositions are considered central to an understanding of behaviour. The need to reconcile a dynamical systems perspective with an approach that views emotions as attentional dispositions representative of embodied relational phenomena (embodied appraisals) is argued for. Attention and emotion are considered to be features of adaptive agent behaviour that are interdependent in their temporal, structural and organizational relations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 4840
Keywords
embodied appraisals, dynamical systems, relational phenomena, attentional emotion, appraisal amalgams
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-1460 (URN)10.1007/978-3-540-77343-6_1 (DOI)000253267500001 ()2-s2.0-38549117302 (Scopus ID)978-3-540-77342-9 (ISBN)978-3-540-77343-6 (ISBN)
Conference
4th International Workshop on Attention in Cognitive Systems, WAPCV 2007; Hyderabad; 8 January 2007 through 8 January 2007; Code 71330
Available from: 2008-09-26 Created: 2008-09-26 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Herrera, C., Montebelli, A. & Ziemke, T. (2007). The Role of Internal States in the Emergence of Motivation and Preference: A Robotics Approach. In: AFFECTIVE COMPUTING AND INTELLIGENT INTERACTION, PROCEEDINGS: . Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2007;Lisbon;12 September 2007through14 September 2007 (pp. 798-805). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Role of Internal States in the Emergence of Motivation and Preference: A Robotics Approach
2007 (English)In: AFFECTIVE COMPUTING AND INTELLIGENT INTERACTION, PROCEEDINGS, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007, p. 798-805Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In order to explain and model emotion we need to attend to the role internal states play in the generation of behavior. We argue that motivational and perceptual roles emerge from the dynamical interaction between physiological processes, sensory-motor processes and the environment. We investigate two aspects inherent to emotion appraisal and response which rely on physiological process: the ability to categorize relations with the environment and to modulate response generating different action tendencies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), ISSN 0302-9743, 1611-3349 ; 4738 LNCS
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2090 (URN)10.1007/978-3-540-74889-2 (DOI)000250933300076 ()2-s2.0-38049095568 (Scopus ID)978-3-540-74888-5 (ISBN)
Conference
2nd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2007;Lisbon;12 September 2007through14 September 2007
Available from: 2008-05-28 Created: 2008-05-28 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Perez, C. H., Moffat, D. C. & Ziemke, T. (2006). Emotions as a bridge to the environment: On the role of body in organisms and robots. In: FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 9, PROCEEDINGS. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SEP 25-29, 2006, Rome, ITALY (pp. 3-16). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emotions as a bridge to the environment: On the role of body in organisms and robots
2006 (English)In: FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 9, PROCEEDINGS, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2006, p. 3-16Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Adaptive agents exhibit tightly coupled interactions between nervous system, body and environment. Parisi recently suggested that the current focus on sensorimotor interaction between agent and environment needs to be complemented by an "internal robotics", i.e. modeling of the interaction between internal physiology and nervous system in, for example, emotional mechanisms. The dynamical systems notion of "collective variables" can help understanding such interactions. In emotions physiological states are key parameters that trace the global dynamic concern relevance of the situation. Such variables may be key, in adaptive systems, to monitoring and controlling the agent's interaction with the external environment. We show in a simple robotic simulation that the neural controller can self-organize to exploit the dynamical regularities traced by these variables. We conclude this can prove to be a useful technique in robots and animals, towards evolving emotion-based adaptive behaviors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2006
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), ISSN 0302-9743, 1611-3349 ; 4095 LNAI
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6906 (URN)000242125300001 ()2-s2.0-33749680191 (Scopus ID)3-540-38608-4 (ISBN)
Conference
9th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SEP 25-29, 2006, Rome, ITALY
Available from: 2012-12-11 Created: 2012-12-11 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
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