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Artificial Life and Real Robots In Toward a Practice of Autonomous Systems: Proceedings of the First European Conference on Artificial Life (1992), pp. 3-10 by Rodney A. Brooks edited by Francisco J. Varela, Paul Bourgine
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    address = {Cambridge, MA, USA},
    author = {Brooks, Rodney A.},
    booktitle = {Toward a Practice of Autonomous Systems: Proceedings of the First European Conference on Artificial Life},
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    editor = {Varela, Francisco J. and Bourgine, Paul},
    keywords = {artificial-life, robots, simulation},
    pages = {3--10},
    posted-at = {2014-06-17 15:10:55},
    priority = {2},
    publisher = {MIT Press},
    title = {Artificial Life and Real Robots},
    year = {1992}
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A new(ish) approach to AI and robotics is to program agents which are not modularized according to levels of hierarchy or along the perception-action axis, but according to behaviors.

Every module realizes some part of the overall behavior, including some of the necessary perception, processing, and action.

Some part of the architecture then decides which module gets control over which part of the agent at what time.

Simulations can lead researchers to postulate unrealistically reliable sensor data or actuation.

Noise in real experiments can make dynamics more stable.

Embodied robots bring together the complexity of sensing and action the real world poses. These are not present in simple models and simulations.