Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Volitron: On a Psychodynamic Robot and Its Four Realities

By Andrzej Buller

Abstract

This paper discusses the concept of Volitron - a controller to make its host robot increase its competence in such activities as self-initiated exploration of an environment, new goal acquisition, and planning/executing of actions while taking into account predicted behaviors of objects of interest. There are four key elements in Volitron's structure: a model of perceived reality, a model of desired reality, a model of ideal reality and a model of anticipated reality. The task of a robot's working memory includes producing images of the robot itself imitating another subject's activities and sending the images to a model of desired reality. A tension (a concept borrowed from psychoanalysis) arising from the differences between a perceived reality and a desired reality is a source of a motivation toward action. The final decision to take an action is based on a comparison of the model of anticipated reality with that of ideal reality. The interaction of Volitron's elements are described in the paper. Furthermore, a computational model of working memory (WM) and its psychological justification are provided

Topics: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics
Publisher: Lund University Cognitive Studies
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:2505
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://cogprints.org/2505/1/Bu... (external link)
  • http://cogprints.org/2505/ (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    Citations

    1. (2001). Engineering of Mind: An Introduction to the Science of Intelligent Systems,
    2. (1991). Intelligence Without Representation,
    3. (2000). Self-Organization of Mind: Theoretical Background, Computer Simulation, and Empirical Grounds,
    4. (2002). MemeStorms: NeuroMaze: A New Method of Pulsed Neural Network Synthesis,
    5. (2002). Meme Storms: A Cellular Automaton for Pattern Recognition and Dynamic Fuzzy Calculus,

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.