Mental Development Repository
This website was created in October, 2000 as a source of information
for researchers in the fields of machine intelligence, neural science, psychology, and
robotics to promote advances in Computational Autonomous Mental Development (CAMD).
Computational Autonomous Mental Development (CAMD) refers to
the computational process by which a brain-like machine, natural or artificial,
autonomously develops mental skills.
Under the guidance of a developmental program and
through its sensors and effectors, this brain-like machine
autonomously learns through interactions with the outside world and its own body.
The developmental program is innate or inherent. It resides in the genes
for natural agents and is designed in for artificial agents. Developmental learning is not from
Embodiment for mental development is necessary to interact with the physical world,
through sensors and effectors, for both natural and artificial agents.
The term "mental" refers to the cognitive, behavioral, and other mental
skills exhibited by humans, higher animals and artificially "intelligent"