Cognition, NonCognition and Completeness


This research addresses a number of issues. For example, to relate activities in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Artificial Life using concepts to be found elsewhere, for example philosophy, computer science, mathematics. One of ideas is the use of architectures, at a theoretical, design and implementation level, to further theories of motivation, cognition and noncognition. The papers and articles listed below cover published work in this area since 1995. It incorporates a number of pieces by research students (obvious from the author list). The overall picture is (wholly in-)consistent but there will be differences across the principal authors and over time for any specific theme (for example the AAAI04 paper confronts and disagrees with the thesis presented in AISB00. The AISB04 paper attempts to resolve this). One objective of this research is to produce a useable taxonomy of computational spaces (concepts, theories, architectures, designs, niche spaces and methodologies) that allows comparisons across applications and different philosophical stances. See Knowledge Engineering, Robot and Machine Vision sections for more on applications.

We have started to use Robots to investigate how the CAMAL architectures (a synthesis of ideas including CRIBB) map onto robotic control architectures. CRIBB is a BDI psychological model of the reasoning performed by a five year old child. Peregrine (so named by my AI undergraduates) plays with robots, reasons about the playpen he is in and what he can do in any of them with a mixture of tools, (balls and robots, tiles and holes, scent worlds, and fungus worlds to date), learn to control his reasoning models paint and soon play music. He can play Go too, but easily beaten. One day he may even learn to communicate using language, rather than with images, sounds and actions. Perhaps then he can explain the difference between emotion and affect!

Cognition, Theories and Architectures

Probabilistic BDI in a Cognitive Robot Architecture

   D.N. Davis & H. Miri   Journal of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Vol.2 No.3: 1-10, September, 2012.

Cognitive Architectures for Affect and Motivation

   D.N. Davis    Early draft of paper to be published in Cognitive Computation. Volume 2(3), September 2010.

Computational Testbeds For Synthetic and Robotic Agents

   M.V.Vijayakumar, D.N.Davis, K.R.Shylaja, Vishwanth Y, and E.V.Prasad IMECS 2011, IAENG (ISBN: 978-988-18210-3-4), Hong Kong, 16-18 March, 2011.

robo-CAMAL: A BDI Motivational Robot

   D.N. Davis & J. Gwatkin    Early draft of paper published in Journal of Behavioral Robotics, Volume 1(2), Pages 116-129, July 2010.

Cognition, Metacognition agents and Cognitive Architecture

   Vijayakumar M V & D.N. Davis    Lambert Publishing, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-8383-7051-4

A "Society of Mind" Cognitive Architecture based on the Principles of Artificial Economics.

   D.N. Davis & Vijayakumar M V    International Journal of Artficial Life Research, Volume 1(1): 51-71, January-March 2010.

Soft Artificial Life, Artificial Agents and Artificial Economics

   Vijayakumar M V & D.N. Davis    Paper under review for International Journal. 2009.

Design of Micro-agents based on the Artificial Economics

   Vijayakumar M V & D.N. Davis    The 2009 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI'09: July 13-16, 2009, USA)

Design of Metacontrol and Metacognition mechanisms in SMCA Using Norms and Affect rules

   Vijayakumar M V, D.N. Davis, and K.R. Shylaja    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition (AIPR-09), Orlando, FL, USA, July 13-16 2009

Linking perception and action through motivation and affect

   Darryl N. Davis    Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 20, 1, March 2008 , pages 37 - 60.

   Author Posting. (c) 'Copyright Holder', 2008. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of 'Copyright Holder' for personal use, not for redistribution.   

   The definitive version was published in Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Volume 20 Issue 1, March 2008. doi:10.1080/09528130701472424

A Society of Mind Approach to Cognition and Metacognition in a Cognitive Architecture (PhD Thesis - zipped PDF)

    Vijayakumar Maragal Venkatamuni, PhD, Computer Science, University of Hull, August 2008.

Development of a "Society of Mind" Cognitive Architecture based on the Principles of Artificial Economics.

   Vijayakumar M V & D.N. Davis    Paper under review for International Journal. 2008.

Society of Mind Cognitive Architecture (SMCA)

   Vijayakumar M V & D.N. Davis    Paper accepted for ICAI'08 - The 2008 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (July 14-17, 2008).

Principles of Artificial Economics In Animal Minds

   Vijayakumar M V & D.N. Davis    Paper accepted for AIPR-08, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, Orlando, FL, USA, July 2008.

Metacognition in a "Society of Mind"

   Vijayakumar M V & D.N. Davis    The IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2008), February 11-13, 2008 Innsbruck, Austria

Metacognition, Agents, Animats and the Society of Minds

   Vijayakumar M V & D.N. Davis    AISB 2007, The AISB convention 2007 Artificial and Ambient Intelligence, April 2nd-4th 2007, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Motivated Control of Multiple Reactive Architectures

   J. Gwatkin & D.N. Davis    TAROS 2006, Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, September 2006.

The Visions of Mind Project: (Editor)

   Edited Text of Research Articles. Published 2005, IDEA Group Inc.

Computational Models of Emotion and Affect (PhD Thesis - PDF Zip)

    Suzanne C. Lewis, PhD, Computer Science, University of Hull, July 2004.

Why do anything? Emotion, affect and the fitness function underlying behaviour and thought.

    Affective Computing, AISB 2004, University of Leeds, UK.

Affect and Affordance: Architectures without Emotion

    AAAI 2004 Spring Symposium, Stanford, USA.

Affect-based Multi-Agent Architecture (for a 5-aside football simulation)

    G. Bourgne, MSc Thesis, November, 2003.

Computational Models of Emotion for Autonomy and Reasoning.

    Informatica (Special Edition on Perception and Emotion Based Models of Reasoning), 27(2):159-165, 2003.

Computational Architectures for Intelligence and Motivation

    17th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Vancouver, Canada, 2002.

Computational Modelling of Emotion and Reasoning,

   IASTED International Conference Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA2002), Spain, September 2002.

Motivations, Drives and Goals

    (Unpublished work)

Architectures for Cognitive and A-Life Agents

    In: Intelligent Agent Software Engineering, V. Plekhanova (eds.), IDEA Group Publishing, 2003.

Investigation of Motivation in Agents Using Five-Aside Football

    H.A. Nunes, MSc Thesis, November, 2001.

Control States and Complete Agent Architectures

    Computational Intelligence, 17(3) 2001.

Cellular Automata, Computational Autonomy and Emotion

    CIMCA01, Las Vegas, USA, July 2001.

Multiple Level Representation of Emotion in Computational Agents

    Emotion, Cognition & Affective Computing, AISB2001-Agents and Cognition, University of York, 2001.

Agents, Emergence, Emotion and Representation,

    Complex Human-Machine Interactions, IEEE-IECON2K, Nagoya, Japan, 2000

Emotion as the basis for computational autonomy in cognitive agents

    ECAI2000 Submission. Modelling Emotion In Computational Agents

Positional Paper On Strong Notion of Autonomy in Cognitive Agents

    ATAL2000 Submission. Emotion as Autonomy

Towards an Architecture for A-Life Agents II

    Chapter, New Frontiers In Computational Intelligence, IOS Press, 2000.

Minds have Personalities - Emotion is the Core

    Designing a Functioning Mind, AISB2000-AI and Society, University of Birmingham, 2000.

Computational Emergence And Computational Emotion

    IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Tokyo, 1999

Agents, Emergence, Emotion and Representation,

    International Workshop on Symbiosis of Human, Artifacts and Environment, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, October 1999.

Towards an Architecture for A-Life Agents

    CIMCA99, Vienna, February 1999.

Synthetic Agents: Synthetic Minds

    IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1998, San Dego, USA

Reactive and Motivational Agents

    Agent Theory, Architecture and Language (ECAI-96), Budapest, 1996.

    in: Agent Theory, Architecture and Language III, Springer-Verlag, 1997.

Simulating agents and their environments

    AISB Quarterly, Fall 1995.

A list of Internet pointers

Checklist of Some Frailities of Human Reasoning

Footnotes: Computational and Cognitive Intelligence (sic). The nature and development of the notion of completeness. This draws on a number of areas, and investigations into concepts that are essentially a multi-discipline endeavour. It looks to, for example, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, biology, mathematics and engineering.


So What Is An Agent? (Other than a term i now prefer not to use)