Computational Theories of Interaction and Agency

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Over time the field of artificial intelligence has developed an "agent perspective"expanding its focus from thought to action, from search spaces to physical environments, and from problem-solving to long-term activity. Originally published as a special double volume of the journal Artificial Intelligence, this book brings together fundamental work by the top researchers in artificial intelligence, neural networks, computer science, robotics, and cognitive science on the themes of interaction and agency. It ...

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Overview

Over time the field of artificial intelligence has developed an "agent perspective"expanding its focus from thought to action, from search spaces to physical environments, and from problem-solving to long-term activity. Originally published as a special double volume of the journal Artificial Intelligence, this book brings together fundamental work by the top researchers in artificial intelligence, neural networks, computer science, robotics, and cognitive science on the themes of interaction and agency. It identifies recurring themes and outlines a methodology of the concept of "agency." The seventeen contributions cover the construction of principled characterizations of interactions between agents and their environments, as well as the use of these characterizations to guide analysis of existing agents and the synthesis of artificial agents.Artificial Intelligence series.Special Issues of Artificial Intelligence

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262510905
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 6/12/1996
  • Series: Artificial Intelligence Series
  • Pages: 779
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Series foreword
Preface
Computational research on interaction and agency 1
Sensorimotor transformations in the worlds of frogs and robots 53
Learning to act using real-time dynamic programming 81
Learning dynamics: systems identification for perceptually challenged agents 139
A dynamical systems perspectives on agent-environment interaction 173
On information invariants in robotics 217
The stabilization of environments 305
An architecture for adaptive intelligent systems 329
Analysis of adaptation and environment 367
The intelligent use of space 397
Indexical knowledge and robot action - a logical account 435
Exploiting patterns of interaction to achieve reactive behavior 483
A situated view of representation and control 515
The use of dynamics in an intelligent controller for a space faring rescue robot 541
On social laws for artificial agent societies: off-line design 597
Instructions, intentions, and expectations 619
Reinforcement learning of non-Markov decision processes 637
Book review of From Animals to Animats: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (Jean-Arcady Meyer and Stewart W. Wilson, eds.) 673
Book review of Reasoning Agents in a Dynamic World: The Frame Problem (Kenneth Ford and Patrick J. Hayes, eds.) 689
Book review of Artificial Life (Christopher G. Langton, ed.), Artificial Life II (Christopher G. Langton, Charles Taylor, J. Doyne Farmer, Steen Rasmussen, eds.), and Artificial Life II: Video Proceedings (Christopher G. Langton, ed.) 737
Book review of Planning and Control (Thomas Dean and Michael Wellman) 745
Book review of Vision, Instruction, and Action (David Chapman) 753
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