We investigate a small footprint cognitive architecture comprised of two reactive planner instances. The first interacts with the world via sensor and behaviour interfaces. The second monitors the first, and dynamically adjusts its plan in accordance with some predefined objective function. We show that this configuration produces a Darwinian mind, yet aware of its own operation and performance, and able to maintain performance as the environment changes. We identify this architecture as a second-order Darwinian mind, and discuss the philosophical implications for the study of consciousness. We use the Instinct Robot World agent based modelling environment, which in turn uses the Instinct Planner for cognition.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||CEUR Workshop Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Dec 2016|
|Event||EUCognition 2016: Cognitive Robot Architectures - TU Wien, Vienna, Austria|
Duration: 8 Dec 2016 → 9 Dec 2016