From Animals to Robots and Back: Reflections on Hard Problems in the Study of Cognition

A Collection in Honour of Aaron Sloman

  • Jeremy L. Wyatt
  • Dean D. Petters
  • David C. Hogg

Part of the Cognitive Systems Monographs book series (COSMOS, volume 22)

About this book


Cognitive Science is a discipline that brings together research in natural and artificial systems and this is clearly reflected in the diverse contributions to From Animals to Robots and Back: Reflections on Hard Problems in the Study of Cognition.

In tribute to Aaron Sloman and his pioneering work in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, the editors have collected a unique collection of cross-disciplinary papers that include work on:

· intelligent robotics;

· philosophy of cognitive science;

· emotional research

· computational vision;

· comparative psychology; and

· human-computer interaction.

Key themes such as the importance of taking an architectural view in approaching cognition, run through the text. Drawing on the expertize of leading international researchers, contemporary debates in the study of natural and artificial cognition are addressed from complementary and contrasting perspectives with key issues being outlined at various levels of abstraction.

From Animals to Robots and Back: Reflections on Hard Problems in the Study of Cognition, will give readers with backgrounds in the study of both natural and artificial cognition an important window on the state of the art in cognitive systems research.


Animal Cognition Architecture-base Cognition Artificial Intelligence Cognitive Science Human-Computer Interaction Intelligent Robotics Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeremy L. Wyatt
    • 1
  • Dean D. Petters
    • 2
  • David C. Hogg
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesUniversity of NorthamptonNorthamptonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of ComputingUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06613-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06614-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-4925
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4933
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