After studying Philosophy, I turned to AI first and then to embodied cognitive and affective robotics as a way of exploring the "big", classical philosophical questions (such as "what are the conditions of possibility of knowledge?" "what is an agent?" "how do we get to know and interact with other agents?") from a synthetic perspective.
My research centers around the origins and constituents of embodied cognition, which I am exploring in artificial autonomous agents (robots and artificial life simulations) within an "embodied cognition" framework and drawing on the cybernetics tradition. I am focusing on motivated behavior and on the role(s) that emotional phenomena play in various aspects of intelligence, adaptation, behavior, and interaction.
of Aarhus: visiting scientist.