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    Coordinating Perceptually Grounded Categories Through Language: A Case Study for Colour.Luc Steels & Tony Belpaeme - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):469-489.
    This article proposes a number of models to examine through which mechanisms a population of autonomous agents could arrive at a repertoire of perceptually grounded categories that is sufficiently shared to allow successful communication. The models are inspired by the main approaches to human categorisation being discussed in the literature: nativism, empiricism, and culturalism. Colour is taken as a case study. Although we take no stance on which position is to be accepted as final truth with respect to human categorisation (...)
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  2. Evolving Grounded Communication for Robots.Luc Steels - 2003 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (7):308-312.
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    Language Networks: Their Structure, Function, and Evolution.Ricard V. Solé, Bernat Corominas-Murtra, Sergi Valverde & Luc Steels - 2010 - Complexity 15 (6):20-26.
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    The Symbol Grounding Problem has Been Solved. So What's Next.Luc Steels - 2008 - In Manuel de Vega, Arthur Glenberg & Arthur Graesser (eds.), Symbols and Embodiment: Debates on Meaning and Cognition. Oxford University Press. pp. 223--244.
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    The "Artificial Life" Route to "Artificial Intelligence": Building Situated Embodied Agents.Luc Steels & Rodney Brooks (eds.) - 1995 - Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    This volume is the direct result of a conference in which a number of leading researchers from the fields of artificial intelligence and biology gathered to ...
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    Language Re-Entrance and the 'Inner Voice'.Luc Steels - 2003 - In Owen Holland (ed.), Journal of Consciousness Studies. Imprint Academic. pp. 174-185.
    As soon as we stop talking aloud, we seem to experience a kind of 'inner voice', a steady stream of verbal fragments expressing ongoing thoughts. What kind of information processing structures are required to explain such a phenomenon? Why would an 'inner voice' be useful? How could it have arisen? This paper explores these questions and reports briefly some computational experiments to help elucidate them.
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    Grounding Symbols Through Evolutionary Language Games.Luc Steels - 2002 - In A. Cangelosi & D. Parisi (eds.), Simulating the Evolution of Language. Springer Verlag. pp. 211--226.
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    Collaborative Tagging as Distributed Cognition.Luc Steels - 2006 - Pragmatics and Cognition 14 (2):287-292.
    The paper discusses recent developments in web technologies based on collaborative tagging. This approach is seen as a tremendously powerful way to coordinate the ontologies and views of a large number of individuals, thus constituting the most successful tool for distributed cognition so far.
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    Is Artificial Consciousness Possible.Luc Steels & G. Trautteur - forthcoming - Consciousness and Cognition. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
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    Collaborative Tagging as Distributed Cognition.Luc Steels - 2006 - Pragmatics and Cognition 14 (2):287-292.
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    The Emergence of Embodied Communication in Artificial.Bruno Galantucci & Luc Steels - 2008 - In Ipke Wachsmuth, Manuela Lenzen & Günther Knoblich (eds.), Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines. Oxford University Press. pp. 229.
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    The Methodology of the Artificial.Luc Steels - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1077-1078.
    Biorobotics research should not only target “realistic” models of living systems and be judged exclusively from that perspective. It should pay just as much attention to formal models and artificial systems. They allow the examination of assumptions which do not necessarily hold for living systems, but precisely therein lies their value. They generate insight by enabling a comparison between the artificial and the real.
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    The Semiotic Dynamics of Colour.Luc Steels & Tony Belpaeme - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):515-524.
    The interesting and deep commentaries on our target article reflect the continued high interest in the problem of colour categorisation and naming. Clearly, colour remains for many cognitive science related disciplines a fascinating microworld in which some of the most fundamental issues for cognition and culture can be studied. Although our target article took the stance of practically oriented engineers who are trying to find the best solution for orchestrating the self-organisation of communication systems in artificial agents, most commentators focus (...)
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    Is Symbolic Inheritance Similar to Genetic Inheritance?Luc Steels - 2007 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (4):376-377.
    Jablonka & Lamb's (J&L's) book is refreshing in that it debunks the exclusively gene-centered approach used these days to explain almost anything about life and human behavior. The book is very accessible and most convincing when the authors discuss biological theories of genetic and epigenetic inheritance, but it does not shy away from the more slippery terrain of behavioral and symbolic inheritance, and specifically the origins of language. But is the analogy appropriate?
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    Biological Roots of the Social Brain.Luc Steels & Oscar Vilarroya - 2008 - Biological Theory 3 (1):93-98.
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