Friday, November 2, 2012

Discovering with Asa H 2.0

Asa H 2.0 (see, Book, chapter 1) is based on a general theory of thought (see, Philosopher, theory of thought and mind).  If this theory is complete Asa H should be creative.
A mobile robot controlled by the Asa H 2.0 algorithms (and fitted with a sensor array which includes external force sensors and internal accelerometers) has been able to discover an approximation to Newton's second law of motion (F=ma).
Asa H concludes that the robot's acceleration is related to the force that acts upon it.  When the robot is carrying a load (added mass) Asa H notes that the robot's acceleration is reduced. (Force sensors in the robot's undercarriage could weigh the robot and it's cargo and make this relationship quantitative.)
When two mobile robots are controlled by the same Asa H brain and one pushes on the other an exact version of Newton's third law of motion is discovered (Fa = -Fr).  The same law can be discovered when  the two arms (or fingers) of a single robot push on one another.

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