doesn’t _need_ to be a *central* brain that touches everything but rather the whole organism works in concert with itself and the environment, optimizing itself

Ah, now _this_ follows the kind of model that I like. Sure, it may seem creepy or strange but to me, any future of AI needs to involve embodied cognition where there doesn’t _need_ to be a *central* brain that touches everything but rather the whole organism works in concert with itself and the environment, optimizing itself and the environment in a coordinated effort to best make use of affordance (abilities/resources available at the time), both based upon past experience and anticipating “next move” contingent upon current conditions, bodily and environmentally simultaneously.
 

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Marvius Maximus9 months ago (edited)
But how does linear signal propagate in spatial field? I’m curious how it is implemented with a 3d grid-like structure

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ToCzegoSzukasz5 months ago
There are 7 states of power, 0 through 6. Every tick, blocks with power 6 change all touching non-insulating with power 0 to power 6. Blocks with power 1 to 6 change their power by -1. All that is happening at once, like in Life. The heartbeat block changes its power to 6 every 10 ticks. That’s how I understand it.]
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You’re welcome :) I’m a little more excited because I just found a 6 minute “how to” DIY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__h-6fstJMU
As I’m a fan of embodied cognition, and this kind of model confirms it (for me at least, some prefer a “Real Man doesn’t need nobody” approach to AI (disembodied from environment)) – I’ll enjoy coming up with my own simulations easily.
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 I’m also not sure if it “scales up” to provide an IIT of consciousness either. I’m not ready to tackle that yet. That being said, I think it’s a significant achievement that seems to at least be able to handle quite a lot of decision-making (at least in locomotion in robots :) )
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 Now this, from last year, may be a little more poignant. Injured robots learning to recover and walk again in a short period of time.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-c17RKh3uE

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http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Robotics_p016.shtml#procedure This is the site for the project. It’s a School Science project, which I’m glad for as it can remind me of a lot of the basics I’ve forgotten.
 
One good point he makes here is that this utilizes the Engineering Design process rather than the Scientific Method. I’m glad that STEM education is being very clear about the distinction between them. I’ve noticed that with my nephew, who is 11, who last year got 3rd place in a robots thing I didn’t even know he was in… and told me he was annoyed that he had to correct teachers who called it STEM and Science and he’d tell them, “It’s Engineering, not Science”. I was proud.
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