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Reviewing a book about ROS programming

// November 7th, 2013 // 1 Comment » // Artificial Intelligence

In the modern robotics community, there has been a necessity for a book that explains the ins and outs of the Robotic Operating System (ROS). ROS is the most popular robotic framework used in the world. Created by Willow Garage, it provides a framework for easily communicate processes, standarized access to robotic resources or clear [...]

Presentation during Robocup 2013

// July 27th, 2013 // No Comments » // Talks

Here you can find the presentation I gave during the Robocup@Home competition in June 2013 at Eindhoven. During the competition, every team must provide a scientific poster of their robot and give a talk about what makes their robot special, which are the subjects that the researchers are using the robot for, and what are [...]

The essence of A.I.

// January 12th, 2013 // No Comments » // Artificial Intelligence

The questions was launched by Menno Mafait at the LinkedIn group Applied Artificial Intelligence: What is the essence of artificial intelligence? Answers to that question basically addressed which A.I. technique would actually be more suitable to generate an intelligent machine. The techniques discussed ranged from logic based approaches to genetic algorithms, moving through artificial neural [...]

A 10 Minutes Introduction to Embodied Cognition

// December 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Artificial Intelligence

What is cognition?  Basically, it is a group of mental processes.  Cognition requires:  Perception  Attention  Anticipation  Reasoning  Learning  Inner Speech  Imagination  Memory  Emotions  Planning  Pain and Pleasure   Most cognitive scientists view cognition as something that is computational.  Cognition = Computational System  By computational system they mean a system that manipulates symbols, in the sense that [...]

More Cognition, Less CPU

// October 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Artificial Intelligence, Talks

The following post is a straight transcription of the speech with the same title I gave during the Robobusiness 2012 in Pittsburgh. You can find other details of the speech in this link. You can use the text and images at your will but give credit to the author. ================================================ What is preventing us from [...]

Cognitive Notes: Why red doesn’t sound like a bell

// August 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Books

Today I am starting a new section: Cognitive Notes. This section will include summaries of Artificial Cognition books that I find interesting and related to the development of intelligent Service Robots. All the summaries will share a common feature: they must cover the main ideas of the book in just five pages. Summaries included here [...]

Intelligence Is Also About How We Do Things

// August 24th, 2012 // No Comments » // Artificial Intelligence

Since the creation of the artificial intelligence field, an AI has been judged for what it is able to do. Programs that can follow a conversation, that can predict where there is oil underground, that can drive autonomously a car… all of them are judged intelligent only based on their functional behavior. To achieve the [...]

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