Tutorial on Embodiment

3. Embodiment


Thus far, we have looked at the traditional AI approach to intelligence and we have pointed to some of its problems. In this section, we will try to provide a remedy through the embodied approach. We will present numerous case studies, since we think that they are the best means to illustrate the diverse and powerful implications of embodiment. We will stay at the level of relatively simple behaviors, such as locomotion and grasping. The deeper consequences of embodiment for information processes and cognition will be dealt with in subsequent chapters. Before we move to the case studies, we will present one theoretical scheme that will allow us to embed all of them. We will do this as we proceed in the form of exercises.