Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1030

Author

Daqi Dong

Date

2014

Date of Award

4-18-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Computer Science

Committee Chair

Vasile Rus

Committee Member

Stan Franklin

Committee Member

King-Ip Lin

Abstract

Abstract This paper presents a cognitive model—the Sensory Motor System (SMS)—for an action execution process, as a new module of the LIDA systems-level cognitive model. Action execution refers to a situation in which a software agent or robot executes a selected goal-directed action in the real world so as to output pertinent movement. Action execution requires transforming a selected goal-directed action into lower-level executable actions, and executing them. A sensorimotor system derived from the subsumption architecture has been implemented into the SMS; and several cognitive neuroscience hypotheses have been incorporated as well, including the two visual systems and others. A computational SMS has been created inside a LIDA-based software agent in Webots to model the execution of a grip action. The grip’s design is inspired by the arm controller of the robot Herbert and the current study of the human action execution. Simulated results are compared to human data.

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Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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