From Bricks to Brains: The Embodied Cognitive Science of LEGO Robots

Book Description

From Bricks to Brains introduces embodied cognitive science and illustrates its foundational ideas through the and observation of LEGO Mindstorms robots.

Discussing the characteristics that distinguish embodied cognitive science from classical cognitive science, the book places a renewed emphasis on sensing and acting, the importance of embodiment, the exploration of distributed notions of control, and the development of theories by synthesizing simple and exploring their . Numerous examples are used to illustrate a key theme: the importance of an agent's environment. Even simple agents, such as LEGO robots, are capable of exhibiting complex when they can sense and affect the world around them.

Michael Dawson is professor of psychology at the University of Alberta. Brian Dupuis as a research assistant in psychology and Michael Wilson is a undergraduate, both at the University of Alberta.

Book Details

  • Title: From Bricks to Brains: The Embodied Cognitive Science of LEGO Robots
  • Author: , ,
  • Length: 448 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2010-09-03
  • ISBN-10: 1897425783
  • ISBN-13: 9781897425787