Volume 13 · Number 2 · Pages 267–270
Choosing the Right Observables

Peter Cariani

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Open peer commentary on the article “Applying Radical Constructivism to Machine Learning: A Pilot Study in Assistive Robotics” by Markus Nowak, Claudio Castellini & Carlo Massironi. Upshot: The stripped-down experimental setup may be missing important sensory proprioceptive and tactile observables that may well be crucial for designing useful, effective, and flexible general-purpose motor prosthetic devices. Because trainable machines cannot by themselves add new observables, designers must foresee which ones are needed.


Cariani P. (2018) Choosing the right observables. Constructivist Foundations 13(2): 267–270. http://constructivist.info/13/2/267

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