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Cognitive Engineering

A Distributed Approach to Machine Intelligence


Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

About this book


Cognitive Engineering: A Distributed Approach to Machine Intelligence explores the design issues of intelligent engineering systems. Beginning with the foundations of psychological modeling of the human mind, the main emphasis is given to parallel and distributed realization of intelligent models for application in reasoning, learning, planning and multi-agent co-ordination problems. The last two chapters provide case studies on human-mood detection and control, and behavioral co-operation of mobile robots. This is the first comprehensive text of its kind, bridging the gap between Cognitive Science and Cognitive Systems Engineering.

Each chapter includes plenty of numerical examples and exercises with sufficient hints, so that the reader can solve the exercises on their own. Computer simulations are also included in most chapters to give a clear idea about the application of the algorithms undertaken in the book. In addition, mathematical analysis on convergence and stability of the neuro-fuzzy models will enable the reader to pursue their research career in cognitive engineering.

Cognitive Engineering: A Distributed Approach to Machine Intelligence is unique in its theme and contents, and includes a Foreword by Professor Witold Pedrycz - written with graduates in mind, this book would also be a valuable resource for researchers in the fields of Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Cognitive Engineering.


Cognitive Science Cognitive Systems Engineering Experts systems Information Science Pattern recognition Simulation algorithms expert system intelligence learning logic programming modeling petri net robot supervised learning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Telecommunication EngineeringJadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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