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August 31, 2010 /  Nivea

Walterian Creatures

In Daniel Dennett’s remarkable book “Darwin’s Dangerous Idea” he describes the Tower of Generate-and-Test; a brilliant conceptual model for the evolution of intelligence that has become known as Dennett’s Tower. I propose here another storey to the Tower, for what I want to call Walterian Creatures, after the pioneering neurophysiologist W. Grey Walter, inventor of the world’s first electro-mechanical autonomous mobile robot.

via Alan Winfield’s Web Log: Walterian Creatures.

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