Theoretical explorations of cognitive robotics using developmental psychology

Publication year: 2011
Source: New Ideas in Psychology, Volume 29, Issue 3, December 2011, Pages 228-234

Troy D., Kelley , Daniel N., Cassenti

How can cognitive robotics inform developmental psychology researchers and what can developmental psychology tell us about creating robots? More importantly, how can cognitive robotics and developmental psychology nourish each other to become a symbiotic relationship for future research? We address the theoretical underpinnings of developmental change using a cognitive architecture implemented on a robotic system and how our theories of knowledge representation relate to critical periods of infant development. Next, we will show how descriptive theories of cognitive development, specifically Zelazo’s Levels of Consciousness (LOC; [Zelazo, 2000], [Zelazo, 2004] and [Zelazo and Jacques, 1996]), can be mapped onto a computational…