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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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]