Project Joshua Blue: Common Sense via Common Experience

Sam S. Adams, Steve Burbeck, Nancy Alvarado, and Craig Latta

Our position related to 'Anchoring Symbols to Sensor Data in Single and Multiple Robot Systems’ is threefold. First, that conscious awareness of experience in humans is bootstrapped from sensory/motor interactions within the first 12 months following conception. Second, that human developmental physiology indicates the appropriate behavioral metalevel to focus work on connecting an artificial mind to its sensory/motor embodiment. Third, that this perspective leads to specific architectural and representational choices in the design of systems capable of acquiring human-like common sense.

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