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Published: 01 November 2016

328 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190281069

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Exploring Robotic Minds

Actions, Symbols, and Consciousness as Self-Organizing Dynamic Phenomena

Jun Tani

Oxford Series on Cognitive Models and Architectures

  • Discusses understanding minds through synthetic neurorobotics.
  • Describes the emergence of symbol structures in the higher cognitive brain areas from experiences of sensory-motor interaction in the lower peripheral areas.
  • Offers the intersection between nonlinear dynamics, brain science, robot engineering, and phenomenology.
  • Explains the underlying mechanism of minds by using intuitive figures and plots from various robotic experimental results.
  • Includes a unique combination of tutorials on cognitive science, phenomenology, system level neuroscience and dynamical systems approach and illustration of the key robotic experiments by the author.
  • Shares links to videos of Tani's exciting robotic experiments.