Olivier Georgeon's research blog—also known as the story of little Ernest, the developmental agent.

Keywords: situated cognition, constructivist learning, intrinsic motivation, bottom-up self-programming, individuation, theory of enaction, developmental learning, artificial sense-making, biologically inspired cognitive architectures, agnostic agents (without ontological assumptions about the environment).

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Ernest's legend

Internal states, in green, descibe what Ernest has in mind. Internal operators, in orange, discribe the operations Ernest mentally computes. Actions, in pink, describe what Ernest acts. Environment, in blue, describe what the environment responds.
Of course, that's a legend, Ernest has no mind. A good reference to explain that is Artificial intelligence meets natural stupidity, Drew McDermott (1976).

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