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Intelligent Behaviour in Animals and Robots

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By: David McFarland and Thomas Bösser

308 pages, Figs, tabs

MIT Press

Hardback | Nov 1993 | #28770 | ISBN: 0262132931
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Explores the novel insight, based on well-established ethological principles, that animals, humans, and autonomous robots can all be analyzed as multi-task autonomous control systems.


Intelligent behaviour; rational behaviour; utility; state and cost; design and decision; motivation and autonomy; goals and behaviour; accomplishing tasks; prerequisites for an autonomous robot; the goal function in robot architecture; animal and robot learning; conclusions.

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Thomas Bosser is Head of the Man Machine Research Group at Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat, in Munster, and a partner in the consulting firm Advanced Concepts.

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