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I am an AI researcher, robot maker, and software engineer. I have worked on production military/industrial robots for iRobot Corp., as well as several competition robots and personal robot projects. I am one of the few who bridge the domains of robotics and interaction design (and UX).

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Cognitive Abstraction Manifolds

A few days ago I started thinking about abstractions whilst reading Surfaces and Essences, a recent book by Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander. I suspect efforts like Surfaces and Essences, which traverse vast and twisted terrains across cognitive science, are probably underrated as scientific contributions. But first, let me briefly introduce the idea-triggering tome. Surfaces […]

Syndicated 2014-07-20 02:14:57 from SynapticNulship

On Rehacktoring

For at a least a year now, I’ve been using the term “rehacktor,” a portmanteau of “refactor” and “hack.” Although I came up with it on my own, I was not surprised that googling it resulted in many hits. Perhaps we are witnessing the convergent evolution of an urgently needed word. My definition was at […]

Syndicated 2014-05-07 03:41:52 from SynapticNulship

On That Which is Called “Memory”

Information itself is a foundational concept for cognitive science theories. But the very definition of information can also cause issues, especially when the term is used to describe the brain “encoding” information from the senses without any regard for types of information and levels of abstraction. Some philosophers are concerned with information that has meaning […]

Syndicated 2014-04-20 01:32:58 from SynapticNulship

Polymorphism in Mental Development

Adaptability and uninterrupted continuous operations are important features of mental development. An organism that can’t adapt enough is too rigid and brittle—and dies. The environment will never be exactly as expected (or exactly the same as any other previous time during evolution). Sure, in broad strokes the environment has to be the same (e.g. gravity), […]

Syndicated 2014-03-10 03:55:31 from SynapticNulship

Heterarchies and Society of Mind’s Origins

Ever wonder how Society of Mind came about? Of course you do. One of the key ideas of Society of Mind [1] is that at some range of abstraction levels, the brain’s software is a bunch of asynchronous agents. Agents are simple but a properly organized society of them results in what we call “mind.” […]

Syndicated 2014-02-04 07:09:05 from SynapticNulship

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