The Intersection of Cognitive Science and Robotics: From Interfaces to Intelligence: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium
Alan Schultz, Chair
Principles and methodologies from cognitive science are starting to be applied to autonomous robots. The use of cognitive science in robotics takes varied forms, from using computational cognitive models as reasoning mechanisms for robots, to the design and control of human-robot interaction. This interdisciplinary symposium brought together researchers in robotics, cognitive science, and human-machine interfaces to examine this emerging area, with the hope of establishing a new community for this emerging discipline. We need to make clear what we mean by cognitive science and by robotics. By cognitive science, we mean work that has some cognitive plausibility (i.e., can arguably be claimed that the representation, strategies, and/or actions have some basis in human cognition; in general C++ code written to do formal reasoning are not cognitively plausible) or person-in-the-loop issues. By robotics, we wish to emphasize embodied systems such as mobile robots and autonomous vehicles, and not just software agents.