Non-Supervised Sensory-Motor Agents Learning

  • Raul Sidnei Wazlawick
  • Antonio Carlos da Rocha Costa
Conference paper


This text discusses a proposal for creation and destruction of neurons based on the sensory-motor activity. This model, called sensory-motor schema, is used to define a sensory-motor agent as a collection of activity schemata. The activity schema permits a useful distribulion of neurons in a conceptual space, creating concepts based on action and sensation. Such approach is inspired in the theory of the Swiss psychologist and epistemologist Jean Piaget, and intends to make explicit the account of the processes of continuous interaction between sensory-motor agents and their environments when agents are producing cognitive structures.


Activity Schema Cognitive Agent Conceptual Space Genetic Algorithm Process Instant Description 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raul Sidnei Wazlawick
    • 1
  • Antonio Carlos da Rocha Costa
    • 2
  1. 1.EDUGRAF - INEUniversidade Federal de Santa CatarinaBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de InformaticaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulBrazil

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