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By Fumiya Iida, Rolf Pfeifer, Luc Steels, Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Originating from a Dagstuhl seminar, the gathering of papers offered during this ebook constitutes at the one hand a consultant state of the art survey of embodied synthetic intelligence, and nevertheless the papers establish the $64000 examine tendencies and instructions within the field.

Following an introductory assessment, the 23 papers are equipped into topical sections on

- philosophical and conceptual issues

- details, dynamics, and morphology

- rules of embodiment for real-world applications

- developmental approaches

- synthetic evolution and self-reconfiguration

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Embodied Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 3139, pp. 37–53, 2004. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004 38 O. ” (Newell and Simon 1959) It is interesting to see how careful Newell and Simon were to define the limits of what they were attempting to do. At the end of the paper, they remark: “…(W)e wish to record our conviction that it is no longer necessary to talk about the theory of higher mental processes in the future tense. There now exist tools sharp enough to cut into the tough skin of the problem, and these tools have already produced a rigorous, detailed explanation of a significant area of human symbolic behaviour”.

It is interesting to note that a complex intrinsic sensory-motor dynamics implies that the neural control is no longer arbitrary, but has to be “in tune” with the physical substrate, quite in contrast to wheeled robots. Ishiguro and his colleagues (2004) have provided a beautiful demonstration, theoretically and in a robot case study, of how control and body dynamics in a complex agent have to be coupled. 22 R. Pfeifer and F. Iida If coupled properly, control is not only simpler, but the entire system tends to be more energy-efficient.

44. Ziemke, T. (2003). On the Role of Robot Simulations in Embodied Cognitive Science. AISB Journal, 1(4), 389-399. 45. Ziemke, T. (2003). What's that thing called embodiment? In: Alterman, R. & Kirsh, D. ) Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1305-1310). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. 46. Ziemke, T. & Sharkey, N. E. (2001). A stroll through the worlds of robots and animals. Semiotica, 134(1-4), 701-746. 47. Zlatev, J. (2002). Meaning = Life (+ Culture) - An outline of a unified biocultural theory of meaning.

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