Teleo-Reactive Programs and Models of Animal Behavior

My work on TR programs was partially inspired by the “Tote Units‚” of Miller, Galanter, and Pribram who proposed them as a model of behavior.  I was also aware of the work on animal behavior by ethologists, such as Nicholas Tinbergen and Konrad Lorenz.  Could TR programs serve as a model of some aspects of animal behavior? In my 1998 AI textbook, Artificial Intelligence: A New Synthesis, I...

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