Projected Plans and Situated Activity: Inventory of Objects and Workspace

B. Conein and E. Jacopin

One consideration about embodied action is that the world can serve as a (then external) model. This has lead to the definition of behavior-based architectures without (or with very few) internal states using simple mechanisms of coupling. However, the question remains: how creatures use this external model to act in the world? Skilled activities in a world shaped by artefacts require both local and global coordinations. And global coordinations imply interaction between internal and external representations (Hutchins 1995). Under these assumptions, we argue that the "no internal states" principle must be attenuated and transformed to "no internal states for selection of action."

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