Monday, November 16, 2009

Replicating vs. Understanding

In reading a recent dialog in an IEEE Autonomous Mental Development newsletter, they are discussing the principles vs. black art of developmental robotics. I tend to think of it as a question:

Do you want to focus more on creating intelligent robots or on understanding the details of intelligent beings actually operate? Both are meaningful questions, but principles of self-organization are not necessarily the same as the principles used in the end by a self-organized system. These topics sometimes get blurred, I think.

But principles perhaps can be found in relation to either question. So maybe I blurred the original topic myself.

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