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Cheap designs: Exploiting the dynamics of the system-environment interaction. Three case studies on navigation

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Author: Pfeifer, R. · Maris, M.
Type:bookPart
Date:2000
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Place: Dordrecht
Institution: TNO Fysisch en Elektronisch Laboratorium
Source:Ritter, H.Cruse, H.Dean, J., Prerational Intelligence: Adaptive Behavior and Intelligent Systems Without Symbols and Logic - Vol. 2, 367-384
Identifier: 95339
Keywords: User interfaces

Abstract

Examples of prerational intelligence are given using three case studies of robot navigation. It is demonstrated that the philosophy of focusing on cheap designs contributes significantly to our understanding of behavior. The real world has properties which can be exploited in the agent-environment interaction. This interaction, which is based on physical rather than information processes, must be taken into account when designing agents. It is also an essential part of understanding animal and human behavior