what is the minimum physics emulation needed for grounded learning
Some form of ener
A body is needed for the agent to separate itself from environment.
Touch sensors on the body to interact with objects. This would enable some form
2 pincers on a hand to grab and hold objects.
The agent would need some form of pain to guide it away from situations that hurt it like falling or running into things.
Temperature and weather
Extreme weather conditions are used in language all the time.
Some way to
The agent must have some way to hear things. Different volumes and to be able to tell the direction the sound is coming from.
The agent will need to have some form of energy/hunger sensors. This would give the base structures for concepts like:
Access to internal thought processes. We don’t know how to write software that can see its own program running. In the human mind, this allows us to introspect and form all kinds of concepts like:
Some sensors we avoided:
sensors for breathing. There are all kinds of concepts associated with breathing: breathless, “with bated breath”,
thirsty – https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2019/neuroscience-thirst-brain-tells-look-water/
mouth – eating – talking