February 15th, 2008

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Philosophy & Robotics
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In this episode we interview Inman Harvey who is researcher at the Center for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics at the University of Sussex and faculty of the Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems Group at the same university. With his background in Philosophy and Robotics, he has been tackling fundamental questions on how not to design Good Old Fashion Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (GOFAIR), addressing issues such as the need for representation or embodiment. He emphasizes the influence of the philosophical position of roboticists when designing autonomous robots and discusses the lack of meaning or motivation to survive in today’s robots. Finally, he presents artificial evolution as an approach to the design of complex systems following his own “philosophy of the mind”.

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