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Microsoft Word and I aren't doing any better today, but a new(er) paper is out. Like the other, in pieces if you want postscript (or in one piece as html):
9/96: (Back then, this was called "neo-modular systems")
Microsoft Word and I are having a bad day. The first neo-modular systems paper is available, but it's in two pieces: the first page (postscript, 18K), and the rest (postscript, 83K). Or maybe I should say it's intentional, since this way you can get a look at the first page without downloading it all :o)
A project proposal is also available. Here's the abstract:
Cognitive robotics is a subfield of computer science concerned with constructing intelligent embodied systems. Computer science as a discipline is based on modular-functionalism, the idea that a system's structural components and its functional pieces should be one and the same. I argue that this principle is inappropriate for cognitive robotics, and propose an alternative architectural approach. In this project, I intend to illustrate this approach by constructing a (simulated) cognitive robotic system and using this as the central case study for writings on neo-modular approaches to architecture for cognitive robotics.