A GENERAL ADAPTIVE MOTOR LEARNING PROGRAM FOR A DIGITAL COMPUTER, PART I, SECTIONS I AND II.
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The goal of this research effort is the ultimate realization of a practical adaptive system which would be an adequate basis for a robot with manlike capabilities--say, one filling the role of man in an unhospitable space environment. Consequently, and effort has been made from the very beginning to incorporate the rudiments of all the major subsystems thought necessary and to attain a realistic drive subsystem of the complexity believed essential to an automation which not only has a variety of jobs to do but must in addition improve itself in general and take care of its physical needs. Because some successful work had already been done in the area of perception--particularly visual pattern and speech recognition--and because the bulk of research in the field is being done in the perceptual area, it was decided to concentrate on the effector or motor side of the adaptive system problem, with the perceptual processes being merely simulated at first by any practical means at hand. Ultimately, it is planned that adaptive processes will be programmed for such perceptual processes until finally a complete system incorporating adaptive processes for all sensori-motor and cortical processes would be realized.