SETN06, Lectures Notes in Artificial Intelligence, (LNAI),
Springer-Verlag, 2006

Towards Representational Autonomy of Agents in Artificial Environments

Argyris Arnellos, Spyros Vosinakis, Thomas Spyrou and John Darzentas
Univ. of the Aegean, Dept of Product & Systems Design Engineering, 84100, Syros, Greece
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Abstract. Autonomy is a crucial property of an artificial agent. The type of representational structures and the role they play in the preservation of an agentís autonomy are pointed out. A framework of self-organised Peircean semiotic processes is introduced and it is then used to demonstrate the emergence of grounded representational structures in agents interacting with their environment.


Thomas Spyrou (Spyrou T.)