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Philosophy and Cybernetics: Questions and Issues
Thomas Marlowe, Fr. Joseph R. Laracy
(pages: 1-23)

Reconceiving Cybernetics in Light of Thomistic Realism
John T. Laracy, Fr. Joseph R. Laracy
(pages: 24-39)

Nascent Cybernetics, Humanism, and Some Scientistic Challenges
Zachary M. Mabee
(pages: 40-52)

Kant, Cybernetics, and Cybersecurity: Integration and Secure Computation
Jon K. Burmeister, Ziyuan Meng
(pages: 53-78)

Interplay Between Cybernetics and Philosophy as an Essential Condition for Learning
Maria Jakubik
(pages: 79-97)

Towards a General Theory of Change: A Cybernetic and Philosophical Understanding
Gianfranco Minati
(pages: 98-109)

Artificial Intelligence and Human Intellect
Víctor Velarde-Mayol
(pages: 110-127)

The Philosophy of Cybernetics
Jeremy Horne
(pages: 128-159)

Cybernetics and Philosophy in a Translation of Oedipus the King and Its Performance
Ekaterini Nikolarea
(pages: 160-190)

Linguistic Philosophy of Cyberspace
Rusudan Makhachashvili, Ivan Semenist
(pages: 191-207)

Systems Philosophy and Cybernetics
Nagib Callaos
(pages: 208-284)





The Use of Probabilistic Systems to Mimic the Behaviour of Idiotypic AIS Robot Controllers

Amanda M. Whitbrook, Uwe Aickelin, Jonathan M. Garibaldi

Previous work has shown that robot navigation systems that employ an architecture based upon the idiotypic network theory of the immune system have an advantage over control techniques that rely on reinforcement learning only. This is thought to be a result of intelligent behaviour selection on the part of the idiotypic robot. In this paper an attempt is made to imitate idiotypic dynamics by creating controllers that use reinforcement with a number of different probabilistic schemes to select robot behaviour. The aims are to show that the idiotypic system is not merely performing some kind of periodic random behaviour selection, and to try to gain further insight into the processes that govern the idiotypic mechanism. Trials are carried out using simulated Pioneer robots that undertake navigation exercises. Results show that a scheme that boosts the probability of selecting highly-ranked alternative behaviours to 50% during stall conditions comes closest to achieving the properties of the idiotypic system, but remains unable to match it in terms of all round performance.

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