April 19, 2017

Towards irrational robots

Improbable Research -  Say authors Syed I. Ahson and Andrzej Buller in their chapter for Human-Computer Systems Interaction, Volume 60 of the series Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, irrational robots may go some way towards realistically emulating human beings. There are caveats however:
“Unfortunately, a robot designed to deliberately expose itself to inconveniences and dangers may be hardly welcomed by today’s corporate investors. The same undoubtedly applies to a robot that displays visible signs of indecisiveness. Nonetheless, we argue that such troublesome properties may be an unavoidable price to pay for a robot’s cognitive self-development up to a level beyond that which can be achieved by handcrafting or simulated evolution.”

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