Exploring Robotic Minds : Actions, Symbols, and Consciousness as Self-Organizing Dynamic Phenomena
(Oxford Series on Cognitive Models and Architectures)
Oxford Univ Pr 2016/11
310 p. illustrations ; 25 cm.
How do "minds" work? In Exploring Robotic Minds: Actions, Symbols, and Consciousness as Self-Organizing Dynamic Phenomena, Jun Tani answers this fundamental question by reviewing his own pioneering neurorobotics research project.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Frank E. Ritter Preface Part I On the Mind 1. Where do we begin with mind? 2. Cognitivism 2.1 Composition and recursion in symbol systems 2.2 Some cognitive models 2.3 The symbol grounding problem 2.4 Context 2.5 Summary 3. Phenomenology 3.1 Direct experience 3.2 The subjective mind and objective world 3.3 Time perception: How can the flow of subjective experiences be objectified? 3.4 Being-in-the-world 3.5 Embodiment for mind 3.6 Stream of consciousness and freewill 3.7 Summary 4. Introducing the brain and brain science 4.1 Hierarchical brain mechanisms for visual recognition and action generation 4.2 A new understanding of action generation and recognition in the brain 4.3 How can intention arise spontaneously and be aware consciously? 4.4 Deciding between the conflicting evidence 4.5 Summary 5. Dynamical systems approach for embodied cognition 5.1 Dynamical systems 5.2 Gibsonian and Neo-Gibsonian approaches 5.3 Behavior-based robotics 5.4 Modeling the brain at different levels 5.5 Neural network models 5.6 Neurorobotics with the dynamical systems perspectives 5.7 Summary Part II Emergent minds: Findings from robotics experiments 6. New proposals 6.1 Robots with subjective views 6.2 Engineering subjective views into neurodynamic models 6.3 The subjective mind and the objective world as an inseparable entity 7. Predictive learning about the world from actional consequences 7.1 Development of compositionality: The symbol grounding problem 7.2 Predictive dynamics and self-consciousness 7.3 Summary 8. Mirroring action generation and recognition with articulating sensory-motor flow 8.1 A mirror neuron model: RNNPB 8.2 Embedding multiple behaviors in distributed representation 8.3 Imitating others by recognizing their mental states 8.4 Binding language and actions 8.5 Summary 9. Development of functional hierarchy for action 9.1 Self-organization of functional hierarchy in multiple timescales 9.2 Robotics experiments on developmental training of complex actions 9.3 Summary 10. Freewill for action 10.1 Dynamic account of spontaneous behaviors 10.2 Freewill, consciousness, and postdiction 10.3 Summary 11. Conclusions 11.1 Compositionality in cognitive mind 11.2 Phenomenology 11.3 Objective science and subjective experience 11.4 Future directions 11.5 Summary of the book Glossary for abbreviations References Index