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Representations, symbols and embodiment

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  • Animal Cognition
  • Philosophy Of Mind
  • Artificial Intelligence


doi:10.1016/S0004-3702(03)00056-0 ARTICLE IN PRESS S0004-3702(03)00056-0/SSU AID:1986 Vol.•••(•••) P.1 (1-6) ELSGMLTM(ARTINT):m1a v 1.155 Prn:29/05/2003; 10:17 aij1986 by:ML p. 1 Artificial Intelligence ••• (••••) •••–••• I w comm can la rather the in (1) E s e b (2) if p s s w Th impor a late Sti are m 1. Re In that m E 1 “E 2 “E 0004-3 doi:10. Response Representations, symbols, and embodiment Michael L. Anderson Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA ould like to begin by thanking Ron Chrisley for his interesting and detailed entary.1 There is much I find to agree with; indeed, it seems to me that his essay rgely be read, not as a criticism of the perspective offered in my own article,2 but as a useful and largely complementary alternate view. I am especially grateful for sights expressed in the last section of the paper, to wit: mbodied AI (EAI) can be understood, not just as a guide for building intelligent ystems, but as providing a set of concepts and approaches which enrich our xplanatory resources, thereby allowing us to better understand the systems we already uild, and , as EAI holds, intelligence really is embodied, situated, and interactive in nature, then erhaps we need to take seriously the notion that understanding and evaluating these ystems (and further developing the conceptual resources which will be necessary for cientific advances in this area) is likewise going to be a matter of actually interacting ith them. e first seems to me just right, while the second is extremely intriguing, and suggests tant implications that ought to be spelled out. Perhaps Chrisley will do this for us in r work; I would certainly welcome such a piece. ll, there are a few places where we appear to disagree; some of these disagreements erely apparent, but one or two are genuine. I will discuss each in turn. presentations and embodiment an example of the first, me

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