The Distributed Adaptive Control of Intelligent Action: Sequential Episodic Control


The Distributed Adaptive Control of Intelligent Action: Sequential Episodic Control


prof. dr. P.F.M.J. Verschure (Paul),

I.T. Freire (Ismael),

F. Amil (Adrian),

Guerrero Rosado (Oscar),



Course Duration

4. From 11:00 CET until 15:00 CET

Course Type

Short Course

Participation terms

Both AIDA and non-AIDA students are encouraged to participate in this short course. If you are an AIDA Student* already, please: · Step (a) register for the course by following the Course Link AND · Step (b) enroll in the same course in the AIDA system using the button below, so that this course enters your AIDA Course Attendance Certificate. If you are not an AIDA Student do only step (a). *AIDA Students should have been registered in the AIDA system already (they are Ph.D. students or PostDocs that belong only to the AIDA Members listed on this PAGE:


(1) Introductory talk: The Distributive Adaptive Control cognitive architecture. (2) Reactive control: Allostatic orchestration of motivated behavior. (3) Adaptive control: Convolutional Autoencoder for image compressing. (4) Contextual control: Sequential Episodic Control for sample-efficient behavioral learning.



Modality (online/in person):



Recommended literature: Verschure, P. F. (2012). Distributed adaptive control: a theory of the mind, brain, body nexus. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, 1, 55-72. Rosado, O. G., Amil, A. F., Freire, I. T., & Verschure, P. F. (2022). Drive competition underlies effective allostatic orchestration. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 9, 1052998. Santos-Pata, D., Amil, A. F., Raikov, I. G., Rennó-Costa, C., Mura, A., Soltesz, I., & Verschure, P. F. (2021). Epistemic autonomy: self-supervised learning in the mammalian hippocampus. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 25(7), 582-595. Freire, I. T., Amil, A. F., & Verschure, P. F. (2021). Sequential Episodic Control. arXiv preprint arXiv:2112.14734.

Host Institution
Supported by NeurotechEU. Hosted by Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior, Radboud University

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