Franklin, S.; 2005. Perceptual Memory and Learning: Recognizing, Categorizing, and Relating. Symposium on Developmental Robotics; American Association for Artifical Intelligence (AAAI); Stanford University, Palo Alto CA, USA; March 21-23, 2005
In this position paper we attempt to derive an architecture and mechanism for perceptual memory and learning for software agents and robots from what is known, or believed, about the same faculties in human and other animal cognition. Based on that of the IDA model of Global Workspace Theory, a conceptual and computational model of cognition, this architecture, together with its mechanisms, offers the real possibility of  autonomous software agents and robots learning their own ontologies during a developmental period. Thus the onerous chore of designing and implementing such an ontology can be avoided.