Luc Steels (born 1952) is a Belgian scientist, and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is also heading the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris and a visiting researcher at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Steels, along with Rodney Brooks, was one of the initiators of the behaviour-based robotics approach to artificial intelligence and is closely linked to artificial life. He also designed Fluid Construction Grammar.
His recent work on evolutionary linguistics has shown increasing signs of some reconciliation with representationalism.
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