Human and Machine Perception 3

Thinking, Deciding, and Acting

  • Virginio Cantoni
  • Vito Di Gesù
  • Alessandra Setti
  • Domenico Tegolo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Talks

    1. Sergio Cerutti, Anna M. Bianchi, Maria G. Signorini
      Pages 27-40
    2. Marco Colombetti, Pier Luca Lanzi
      Pages 51-66
    3. Giuseppe Mosconi, Laura Macchi
      Pages 67-80
    4. Jörg D. Becker, Mariagrazia Semenza, Alessandra Setti
      Pages 81-88
  3. Thinking

    1. Attilio Giordana, Alessandro Serra
      Pages 89-102
    2. Vito Di Gesù, Giosuè Lo Bosco, Domenico Tegolo
      Pages 123-130
    3. Mariagrazia Semenza
      Pages 131-135
    4. Cecilia Di Ruberto, Riccardo Distasi, Sergio Vitulano
      Pages 137-148
    5. Claudio De Stefano, Antonio Della Cioppa, Angelo Marcelli
      Pages 149-157
  4. Deciding

    1. Richard Walker, Maurizio Cardaci
      Pages 159-166
    2. Luigia Carlucci Aiello, Daniele Nardi, Fiora Pirri
      Pages 167-181
    3. Roberto Bordogna, Vito Di Gesù, Bertrand Zavidovique, Virginio Cantoni
      Pages 183-188
  5. Planning

    1. Edoardo Boncinelli
      Pages 189-196
    2. Virginio Cantoni, Massimo Cellario
      Pages 197-207
    3. Vito Di Gesù, Settimo Termini, Virginio Cantoni, Bertrand Zavidovique
      Pages 209-213
  6. Acting

    1. Lorenza Saitta, Roberto Esposito
      Pages 215-224
    2. T. Drummond, R. Cipolla
      Pages 225-236
    3. Gianni Rigamonti, Nathan Intrator, Hezy Yeshurun
      Pages 237-240
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-245

About this book


The following are the proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Human and Machine Perception held in Palermo, Italy, on June 20 -23, 2000, under the auspices of three Institutions: the Cybernetic and Biophysics Group (GNCB) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and the two Inter-Department Centers of Cognitive Sciences of Palermo and Pavia University respectively. A broad spectrum of topics are covered in this series, ranging from computer perception to psychology and physiology of perception. The theme of this workshop on Human and Machine Perception was focused on Thinking, Deciding, and Acting. As in the past editions the final goal has been the analysis and the comparison of biological and artificial solutions. The focus of the lectures has been on presenting the state-of-the-art and outlining open questions. In particular, they sought to stress links, suggesting possible synergies between the different cultural areas. The panel discussion has been conceived as a forum for an open debate, briefly introduced by each panelist, and mainly aimed at deeper investigation of the different approaches to perception and strictly related topics. The panelists were asked to prepare a few statements on hot-points as a guide for discussion. These statements were delivered to the participants together with the final program, for a more qualified discussion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Virginio Cantoni
    • 1
  • Vito Di Gesù
    • 2
  • Alessandra Setti
    • 1
  • Domenico Tegolo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.University of PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5516-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1361-2
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