EMCSR'96 Plenary Lecture

Friday, April 12, 1996, 9:30 am
University of Vienna, Lecture Room 47

Prof.Dr.Luc STEELS
Artificial Intelligence Lab
Free University of Brussels

Robots and the Origins of Intelligence

The talk reviews work going on at the VUB AI Laboratory in Brussels concerned with understanding the origins of intelligence using experi- ments with robotic agents and software agents. I will go into detail on two experiments: one that shows how agents progressively build up behavioural complexity in interaction with a physically realised challenging ecosystem, the second shows how agents are able to develop their own language and meaning. The talk is illustrated with videos and live computer demonstrations.