Towards a Vygotskyan cognitive robotics: The role of language as a cognitive tool

Publication year: 2011
Source: New Ideas in Psychology, Volume 29, Issue 3, December 2011, Pages 298-311

Marco, Mirolli , Domenico, Parisi

Cognitive Robotics can be defined as the study of cognitive phenomena by their modeling in physical artifacts such as robots. This is a very lively and fascinating field which has already given fundamental contributions to our understanding of natural cognition. Nonetheless, robotics has to date addressed mainly very basic, low-level cognitive phenomena like sensory-motor coordination, perception, and navigation, and it is not clear how the current approach might scale up to explain high-level human cognition. In this paper we argue that a promising way to do that is to merge current ideas and methods of ‘embodied cognition’ with the Russian…