This is my first simulative work describing how to extend a sensorimotor system to include elements of high-level cognition.
Abstract: DiPRA (Distributed Practical Reasoning Architecture) implements the main principles of practical reasoning via the distributed action selection paradigm. We introduce and motivate the underlying theoretical and computational peculiarities of DiPRA and we describe its components, also providing as a case study a guards-and-thieves task.
Pezzulo, G.; Calvi, G. & Castelfranchi, C. DiPRA: Distributed Practical Reasoning Architecture Proceedings of the Twentieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2007, 1458-1464
I am a researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, in Rome. You can look at my publications, or at my curriculum vitae, or contact me: giovanni.pezzulo(AT)istc.cnr.it I got a degree in Philosophy of Science and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. My interests are both theoretical and computational, with several topics: anticipation and anticipatory behavior (in the framework of the EU funded project MindRACES); cognitive architectures (trying to bridge sensorimotor interaction with high-level cognitive capabilities such as practical reasoning); goal-oriented behavior; representations (theoretical and computational models); motivations (and their roles in determining behavior); decision making (theoretical and computational models, some experimental work).