I was studying AI when a question came to my mind.

I have to write a 6-pages essay on a chosen topic in AI, and I think it can be interesting to reflect on the measure in which machines should have a human-inspired body in order to perform intelligence (or to be intelligent). I know it's a vast topic and that the answer basically relies on what one means by intelligence, but I hope that an appropriate documentation will let me reduce the scope accordingly coming up with something brilliant.

Given the destination of my research, some personal or documented insights are welcome (some of which are discussed also here and here), but I'd particularly be interested in authoritative or enlightening or up-to-date references, i.e. articles or books, possibly (but not necessarily) with a short introduction.

I feel this an interesting topic, and this collection could be useful for many. I thank those who will contribute.

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    $\begingroup$ just lookup "embodied ai" $\endgroup$
    – Alberto
    Commented May 7 at 17:01
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    $\begingroup$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embodied_cognition $\endgroup$
    – D.W.
    Commented May 7 at 19:42
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    $\begingroup$ It's an interesting area and definitely on topic. However asking for a general introduction and review might put off potential responses. If you could ask for something more specific, even if only provides part of what you want, that could be better. You can always ask other questions to cover all the specifics you need for your project $\endgroup$ Commented May 8 at 7:32
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    $\begingroup$ @NeilSlater The point is that it's exactly a good introduction what I'm really missing. The topic is really intertwined with theory of mind and it's hard to find references building things from scratch and providing a thorough conceptual framework. I've mostly found either partial accounts or technical and lengthy books. I know it's a complex matter, but there should be a nice way to start I suppose. $\endgroup$ Commented May 8 at 8:03
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    $\begingroup$ That's fine, just bear in mind that you are asking here for someone to write that introduction. So it might be more pragmatic to ask for less with a more reasonable expectation that it will happen. However, some people here might have the time and be willing to give it a go. $\endgroup$ Commented May 8 at 11:16


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