Dr. Danny Froud
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences University of the West of England, Bristol Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY UK Phone: +44 117 3283921 Fax: +44 117 3283960
Goal: Intelligent communication (eg for teaching)
Desires Sensation Understanding Language
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Motivation Manipulation Cognition Communication
Using sensation and manipulation, motivated by desire, understanding and cognition develop, leading to language as a method of communication.
A) Desire and Motivation: a reactive system consisting of unsatisfied desires motivates behaviour.
B) Sensation and Manipulation: at least 2 senses required - vision and touch,
3 senses preferable - sound,
at least 1 complex manipulator required,
C) Understanding and Cognition: develops through experience and knowledge, which grows in conjunction with language.
D) Language and Communication: driven by desire to communicate in combination with innate instincts to make sound, language develops.