Future reasoning machines : mind and body

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Title: Future reasoning machines : mind and body
Authors: Duffy, Brian R.
O'Hare, G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)
Bradley, John F.
Martin, A. (Alan)
Schoen, Bianca
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4397
Date: Apr-2005
Abstract: Purpose – In investing energy in developing reasoning machines of the future, one must abstract away from the specific solutions to specific problems and ask what are the fundamental research questions that should be addressed. This paper aims to revisit some fundamental perspectives and promote new approaches to reasoning machines and their associated form and function. Design/methodology/approach – Core aspects are discussed, namely the one-mind-many-bodies metaphor as introduced in the agent Chameleon work. Within this metaphor the agent's embodiment form may take many guises with the artificial mind or agent potentially exhibiting a nomadic existence opportunistically migrating between a myriad of instantiated embodiments. The paper animates these concepts with reference to two case studies. Findings – The two case studies illustrate how a machine can have fundamentally different capabilities than a human which allows us to exploit, rather than be constrained, by these important differences. Originality/value – Aids in understanding some of the fundamental research questions of reasoning machines that should be addressed.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Emerald
Copyright (published version): 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Keywords: CyberneticsPhilosophical conceptsRoboticsHuman machine interactionAgent systemsAnthropomorphism
DOI: 10.1108/03684920510614731
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection

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