Prerational Intelligence: Adaptive Behavior and Intelligent Systems Without Symbols and Logic, Volume 1, Volume 2 Prerational Intelligence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Behavior of Natural and Artificial Systems, Volume 3

  • Holk Cruse
  • Jeffrey Dean
  • Helge Ritter

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Introduction to Volume 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Holk Cruse, Helge Ritter, Jeffrey Dean
      Pages 3-4
  3. Intelligence and Prerational Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Peter Lanz
      Pages 7-18
    3. David McFarland
      Pages 31-42
    4. Ipke Wachsmuth
      Pages 43-55
  4. A Case Study

  5. Intelligent Sensing

About this book


The present book is the product of conferences held in Bielefeld at the Center for interdisciplinary Sturlies (ZiF) in connection with a year-long ZiF Research Group with the theme "Prerational intelligence". The premise ex­ plored by the research group is that traditional notions of intelligent behav­ ior, which form the basis for much work in artificial intelligence and cog­ nitive science, presuppose many basic capabilities which are not trivial, as more recent work in robotics and neuroscience has shown, and that these capabilities may be best understood as ernerging from interaction and coop­ eration in systems of simple agents, elements that accept inputs from and act upon their surroundings. The main focus is on the way animals and artificial systems process in­ formation about their surroundings in order to move and act adaptively. The analysis of the collective properties of systems of interacting agents, how­ ever, is a problern that occurs repeatedly in many disciplines. Therefore, contributions from a wide variety of areas have been included in order to obtain a broad overview of phenomena that demoostrate complexity arising from simple interactions or can be described as adaptive behavior arising from the collective action of groups of agents. To this end we have invited contributions on topics ranging from the development of complex structures and functions in systems ranging from cellular automata, genetic codes, and neural connectivity to social behavior and evolution. Additional contribu­ tions discuss traditional concepts of intelligence and adaptive behavior. 1.


Action System agents artificial intelligence cognition intelligence intelligent systems modeling object recognition perception philosophy robot robotics sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Holk Cruse
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Dean
    • 2
  • Helge Ritter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BielefeldBielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Cleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3792-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0870-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0780
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