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An Information Theoretic Approach to Prediction and Deliberative Decision Making of Embodied Systems
Nihat Ay and Keyan Zahedi
This article deals with the causal structure of an agent's sensori-motor loop. Of particular interest are causal effects that can be identified from an agent-centric perspective based on in situ observations. Within this identification, the world model of the agent plays a central role. The prediction quality of an optimal world model is closely related to the notion of predictive information. Its maximization leads to interesting behavioral patterns such as coordination. This is studied in a virtual robotics scenario.
Causal effects for prediction and deliberative decision making of embodied systems
In: Advances in cognitive neurodynamics III : proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics 2011 ; [June 9-13, 2011, Hilton Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan] / Yoko Yamaguchi (ed.) Dordrecht : Springer, 2013. - pp. 499-506 (Advances in cognitive neurodynamics)