Neosentience — Toward the development of a network of living analogies through biomimetics and bioabstraction.. March 10, 2012
Invited Lectures ; The potential is to generate an intelligent, situated computer-driven robotic system. Two different initial approaches are discussed: the creation of such a machine via the embodiment of a series of specific algorithms on a parallel computing platform working in conjunction with a specific situated machinic sensing environment and robot; and the development of a new paradigm for computing through the generation of an Electrochemical Computer functioning in conjunction with a robot and related sensing system. Rössler’s seminal concepts including A Relational Approach to Brain function, and An Artificial Cognitive-plus-motivational System (among others) will be enfolded and form a top down “relational” analogical/biologic perspective informing both projects. We will also employ a bottom up inquiry exploring an approach for the development of an electro-chemical device, abstracting and applying Rossler’s “relational” approach via an electrochemical articulation. This will include the development of a Poly-sensing Environment as it might be used to inform the machinic senses for both “entities”; and the notion of Pattern Flows of sense perturbations as applied to potential learning, language acquisition, embodied navigation and robotic behavior. The long term goal of this part of the project includes mapping and abstracting specific neural processes into an electrochemical/sensing/situated robotic environment.Otto Rössler and Bill Seaman have been having an extensive conversation about the potential of generating an intelligent, situated computer/robotic system. The central contention is that an intelligent computational robotic system can be created. Two related but different initial approaches have been spawned through ongoing discussion. One involves the creation of such a machine via the embodiment of a series of approaches utilizing a parallel processing system — The Benevolence Engine (Rössler and Seaman). In particular, a project entitled Intelligent Computerized Dolls as Companions in Old Age was articulated in a paper delivered by Rössler earlier this year [Rössler, Hiwaki, Ratjen, Seaman, Locker, Lasker, and Aydin, 2005]. The other method seeks a long term approach to posit a new paradigm for computing through the generation of an Electrochemical Computer and related robotic environment — The Thoughtbody Environment. [Seaman, 2004 and 2005] Both approaches are deeply informed by bio-mimetics and bio-abstraction.
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