Human and Machine Perception 3: Thinking, Deciding, and Acting / Edition 1

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The theme of this book on human and machine perception is focused on the actions of thinking, deciding and acting. The chapters represent the invited lectures corresponding to approaches in nature and machine, and the panel discussions. This book is unique in that the novelty of the comparison of different disciplines produces evident synergies and new perspectives for complementary areas of research.

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A collection of 18 papers and four panel summaries by cyberneticists, biophysicists, and cognitive scientists from the June 2000 workshop. After addressing general foundations of the field of human and machine perception, the papers deal with the subtopics of thinking, deciding, planning, and acting. Each of the subtopics has two papers corresponding to machines and to nature respectively. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306466731
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/3/2008
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

General Talks: From Computing with Numbers to Computing with Words - From Manipulation of Measurements to Manipulation of Perceptions; L.A. Zadeh. Processing of Biological Signals: a Bridge between Structure and Function; S. Cerutti, et al. Architectures for Artificial Mentation and Behavior; I. Aleksander. Developing Rational Agents; M. Colombetti , P.L. Lanzi. Overview on Decision Making; G. Mosconi, L. Macchi. Panel Summary - Think about This: Is Thinking Necessary to do Actions? J.D. Becker, et al. Thinking: Learning from Mistakes; A. Giordana, A. Serra. Panel Summary - The Parallel between Acting and Thinking: Using it for Better Process Understanding; B. Zavidovique. Time-Effective Detection of Objects of Interest in Images by Means of a Visual Attention Mechanism; R.M. Palenichka, P. Zinterhof. Experiments on Concurrent Artificial Environment; V. Di Gesù, et al. Rational Decision: a Matter of Common Sense; M. Semenza. A Hierarchical Entropy Based Representation for Medical Signals; C. Di Ruberto, et al. Adaptation and Learning for Pattern Recognition: A Comparison between Neural and Evolutionary Computation; C. De Stefano, et al. Deciding: Decision Making in Evolving Artificial Systems; R. Walker, M. Cardaci. Case Studies in Cognitive Robotics; L. Carlucci Aiello, et al. Panel Summary - Rational and Not Rational Behaviors in Decision-Making; R. Bordogna, et al. Planning: Biological Brain and Mind; E. Boncinelli. Visual Attention Systems; V. Cantoni, M. Cellario. Panel Summary - Planning and Plasticity in Artificial and Natural Systems; V. Di Gesù, S. Termini. Acting: Notion Formation in Machine Learning; L. Saitta, R. Esposito. Towards Artificial Action: Teaching by Showing; T. Drummond, R. Cipolla. Panel Summary - Frontieres of Human-Machine Interaction; G. Rigamonti, et al. Index.
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