Thursday, August 20, 2015

Braitenberg vehicles with an Asa H brain

Braitenberg sketched out what might be a possible history of the evolution of intelligence. (Vehicles, MIT Press, 1986)  Some fraction of these different vehicle types were then subsequently fabricated using the earliest versions of Lego mindstorms. (Hogg, Martin, and  Resnick, Braitenberg creatures ,1991) The order in which concepts are learned and capabilities developed is important.  Braitenberg's book suggests a bit about some possible development sequences.  I believe that I have now been able to implement essentially all of Braitenberg's creatures using Asa H as the controller of Lego NXT 2.0 hardware.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

More on Asa's concept of itself

As Asa H builds up its model of the world and of itself (4 March 2015 and 28 April 2015 blogs) there is not always a clear distinction between the two.  For example, Asa has just learned the temporal sequence:

detect light source
turn toward light source
approach light source
light intensity increase
Asa temperature increase

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sense of smell

Asa H does not have a true sense of smell but I do have a smoke detector/alarm input.


When you get off the plane in Orlando or Singapore the first thing that you notice is the humidity.  I am adding a Vernier humidity sensor to my AI Asa H so that it can experience a similar sensation.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Internet of things

If an internet of things develops and becomes as ubiquitous as some people believe it might serve as a good I/O system for my AI Asa H.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


While I do not believe in human telepathy my Asa H agents can telepathically communicate with one another.  (Mostly via Wi Fi and over the internet.)