Foundations Of Cognitive Science

Thoughtless Walkers

To date, one might think that it is always the analytic tradition of classical cognitive science versus the synthetic tradition of embodied cognitive science. This week we use a particular content area, walking, to make the point that analysis can inform synthesis, that synthesis can inform analysis, and that both approaches complement one another. We see this illustrated in two walking machines: a LEGO passive dynamic walker, and a LEGO Strandbeest.

As always, the weeks slides are available on the web with a button press on the right. The slide handout is also available from the PDF logo on the right.