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Keep Your Options Open : An Information-Based Driving Principle for Sensorimotor Systems
The central resource processed by the sensorimotor system of an organism is information. We propose an information-based quantity that allows one to characterize the efficiency of the perception-action loop of an abstract ...
Information-Theoretic Modeling of Sensory Ecology: Channels of Organism-Specific Meaningful Information
(MIT Press, 2007)
Information theory developed by C. Shannon and his followers in the mathematical theory of communication surprisingly but successfully abstracted away from two questions: (1) the origin and maintenance of information ...
Representations of Space and Time in the Maximization of Information Flow in the Perception-Action Loop
Sensor evolution in nature aims at improving the acquisition of information from the environment and is intimately related with selection pressure toward adaptivity and robustness. Our work in the area indicates that ...
All Else Being Equal Be Empowered
The classical approach to using utility functions suffers from the drawback of having to design and tweak the functions on a case by case basis. Inspired by examples from the animal kingdom, social sciences and games we ...
Organization of the information flow in the perception-action loop of evolved agents
Sensor evolution in nature aims at improving the acquisition of information from the environment and is intimately related with selection pressure towards adaptivity and robustness. Recent work in the area aims at studying ...
Tracking Information Flow through the Environment: Simple Cases of Stigmerg
(MIT Press, 2004)
Recent work in sensor evolution aims at studying the perception-action loop in a formalized information-theoretic manner. By treating sensors as extracting information and actuators as having the capability to "imprint" ...