Advances in Cognitive Systems

Advances in Cognitive Systems


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This book has been inspired by the portfolio of recent scientific outputs from a range of European and national research initiatives in cognitive science. It presents an overview of recent developments in cognition research and unites the various emerging research strands within a single text as a reference point for progress in the subject. It also provides guidance for new researchers on the breadth of the field and the interconnections between the various research strands identified here.

Advances in Cognitive Systems brings together a wide range of material from leading workers in the field as well as the outputs from research groups around the world, covering the two principal cognition paradigms of cognitivism and emergence. Furthermore, it suggests some interesting lines of thought about the challenges and opportunities for future work in the field and for promoting the various research agendas highlighted within. This compilation will be of interest not only to those working in the fields of computer science and AI but also to psychologists, neural scientists, researchers in information science, and engineers involved in the development of advanced robotics, mechatronic systems and HCI systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849190756
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 02/15/2010
Series: Control, Robotics and Sensors Series
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Dr Samia Nefti PhD, DEA, MBCS, CITP is currently Associate Professor at the University of Salford and is Head of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Group at Salford's 6* rated Informatics Research Institute. Her research interest over the last twenty years has focused on machine learning and cognitive robotics and she has published extensively in those areas. She has organized and serves on IPCs and ITCs of top conferences and on editorial boards of journals. She is involved in a number of UK and European multidisciplinary research projects.

Prof. John Gray PhD, DSc, CEng, FIET, FInstMC is currently employed as a Senior Scientist in Robotics at the IIT in Genoa and has visiting Chairs at the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield. He is currently an honorary editor of the Transactions of InstMC and serves on the editorial advisory board of Industrial Robots. He is involved in a number of ongoing European research projects including the project ROBOTCUB.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Embodiment in cognitive systems: on the mutual dependence of cognition and robotics
  • Chapter 2: Intelligence, the interaction of brain, body and environment: design principles for adaptive systems
  • Chapter 3: Compliant actuation: enhancing the interaction ability of cognitive robotics systems
  • Chapter 4: Toward a dynamical enactive cognitive architecture
  • Chapter 5: A computational model of object affordances
  • Chapter 6: Helping robots imitate: metrics and technological solutions inspired by human behaviour
  • Chapter 7: Models for cooperative decisions in Prisoner's Dilemma
  • Chapter 8: Virtual humans made simple
  • Chapter 9: More from the body: embodied anticipation for swift readaptation in neurocomputational cognitive architectures for robotic agents
  • Chapter 10: The strategic level and the tactical level of behaviour
  • Chapter 11: Sequencing embodied gestures in speech
  • Chapter 12: A neural network model for the prediction of musical emotions
  • Chapter 13: A conceptual model of investor behavior
  • Chapter 14: Decision making under risk in swarm intelligence techniques
  • Chapter 15: Towards a cognitive model of interaction with notations
  • Chapter 16: How to choose adjudication function distributive cognition?
  • Chapter 17: Diversity in cognitive models

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