Creating a discoverer: Autonomous knowledge seeking agent [Book Review]

Foundations of Science 1 (2):253-283 (1995)
Construction of a robot discoverer can be treated as the ultimate success of automated discovery. In order to build such an agent we must understand algorithmic details of the discovery processes and the representation of scientific knowledge needed to support the automation. To understand the discovery process we must build automated systems. This paper investigates the anatomy of a robot-discoverer, examining various components developed and refined to a various degree over two decades. We also clarify the notion of autonomy of an artificial agent, and we discuss the ways in which machine discoverers become more autonomous. Finally we summarize the main principles useful in construction of automated discoverers and we discuss various possible limitations of automation.
Keywords Automated discovery  Robot discoverer  Autonomy of agent  Boundaries of automation
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DOI 10.1007/BF00124613
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