Space emerges from what we know - spatial categorisations induced by information constraints
Catenacci Volpi, Nicola
To seek goals, when carried out by agents with a level of competency, requires an "understanding" of the structure of their world. While abstract formal descriptions of world structure in terms of geometric axioms can be formulated in principle, it is not likely that this is the representation that is actually employed by biological organisms or that should be used by biologically plausible models. Instead, we operate by the assumption that biological organisms are constrained in their information processing capacities, which in the past has led to a number of insightful hypotheses and models for biologically plausible behaviour generation. Here we use this approach to study various types of spatial categorizations that emerge through such informational constraints imposed on embodied agents.