Situated Cognition: On Human Knowledge and Computer Representations

Situated Cognition: On Human Knowledge and Computer Representations

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by William J. Clancey, Roy Pea, Seely Brown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521444004

ISBN-13: 9780521444002

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Situated Cognition focuses on recent changes in the design of intelligent machines. This book differs from other purely philosophical treatises in that Clancey--an insider who has built expert systems for twenty years-- explores the limitations of existing computer programs and compares them to human memory and learning capabilities. Clancey examines the

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Situated Cognition focuses on recent changes in the design of intelligent machines. This book differs from other purely philosophical treatises in that Clancey--an insider who has built expert systems for twenty years-- explores the limitations of existing computer programs and compares them to human memory and learning capabilities. Clancey examines the implications of 'situated action' from the perspective of artificial intelligence specialists interested in building robots.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521444002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives Series
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Representations and Memory: 1. Aaron's drawing; 2. Mycin's map; 3. Remembering controversies; 4. Sensorimotor maps vs. encodings; Part II. Situated Robots: 5. Navigating without reading maps; 6. Perceiving without describing; 7. Remembering without matching; 8. Engineering transactional systems; Part III. Ecological Theories: 9. Transactional experience; 10. Dialectic mechanism; 11. Ecological psychology; 12. Couplin vs. inference; 13. The varieties of symbol systems; 14. Reformulated dilemmas; 15. Conclusions: lessons for cognitive science.

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