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Second-order cybernetics and enactive perception

Bishop, J. M. and Nasuto, J. S. (2005) Second-order cybernetics and enactive perception. Kybernetes, 34 (9-10). pp. 1309-1320. ISSN 0368-492X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1108/03684920510614696


Purpose - To present an account of cognition integrating second-order cybernetics (SOC) together with enactive perception and dynamic systems theory. Design/methodology/approach - The paper presents a brief critique of classical models of cognition then outlines how integration of SOC, enactive perception and dynamic systems theory can overcome some weaknesses of the classical paradigm. Findings - Presents the critique of evolutionary robotics showing how the issues of teleology and autonomy are left unresolved by this paradigm although their solution fits within the proposed framework. Research limitations/implications - The paper highlights the importance of genuine autonomy in the development of artificial cognitive systems. It sets out a framework within which the robofic research of cognitive systems could succeed. Practical implications - There are no immediate practical implications but see research implications. Originality/value - It joins the discussion on the fundamental nature of cognitive systems and emphasise the importance of autonomy and embodiment.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:15143
Uncontrolled Keywords:cybernetics, cognition
Additional Information:Workshop of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics United Kingdom and Ireland SEP, 2003 Reading, ENGLAND

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