2030: Robot Competence Comparable to Larger Mammals
generation universal robots may have
mammallike cognitive ability. A conditioned learning
mechanism would let past experience guide them among alternative
actions in their application programs,
gradually adapting to their special circumstances.
A third generation
would think like small primates and maintain physical, cultural and
psychological models of their world to mentally rehearse and optimize
tasks before physically performing them.
A fourth, humanlike,
generation would abstract and reason from the world model.