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Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Vinod K. Wadhawan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

A structure is an assembly that serves an engineering function. A smart structure is one that serves this function smartly, i.e., by responding adaptively in a pre-designed useful and efficient ... More


The New AI: Behavior-Based Robotics, Autonomous Agents, and Artificial Evolution

John Johnston

in The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262101264
eISBN:
9780262276351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262101264.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter considers the new artificial intelligence (AI), the construction of autonomous agents, and artificial evolution. It argues that as robotics moves toward the realization of the cybernetic ... More


Action-based semantics

Luciano Floridi

in The Philosophy of Information

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199232383
eISBN:
9780191594809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232383.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The chapter supports a new solution of the SGP. This is called praxical in order to stress the key role played by the interactions between the agents and their environment. It is based on a new ... More


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