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, January 27, 2012

Ernest 11

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Ernest 11 can handle dynamic environments. This video presents two instances of Ernests named Ernesto and Ernestine. Ernesto is the one that has no pelvic fins (on the right at the beginning). Like Ernests 10.5, Ernests 11 enjoy cuddling with each other.

Ernests 11 can adjust the pace of their actions. Such adjustment allows them to slow down or to accelerate, and to turn and translate simultaneously. For example, on steps 93 and 112, Ernesto slows down to catch a fish that comes towards him. Conversely, on step 310, Ernestine accelerates to catch a fish that is running away.

(This video on Youtube)

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