Machine Consciousness in CiceRobot, a Museum Guide Robot

Irene Macaluso, Antonio Chella

The paper discusses a model of robot perceptual awareness based on a comparison process between the effective and the expected robot input sensory data generated by a 3D robot/environment simulator. The paper contributes to the machine consciousness research field by testing the added value of robot perceptual awareness on an effective robot architecture implemented on an operating autonomous robot RWI B21 offering guided tours at the Archaeological Museum of Agrigento, Italy.

Subjects: 17. Robotics; 4. Cognitive Modeling

Submitted: Aug 31, 2007