Posted on 18th April 2012 by admin in

Research Interests

Computational cognitive architectures,  mental-state ascription, explanation, moral cognition, commonsense reasoning, machine ethics, philosophy of psychology, cognitive development and folk theories. 


Current Projects

Cognitive foundations for computational theories of mindreading 

Computational models of folk intuitions in moral judgment


Representative Publications

Guarini, M., & Bello, P. (2011) “Robotic Target Selection and Engagement in Automated Warfare: From Non-civilian to Civilian Theatres,” in Lin, P., Bekey, G. & Abner, K. (eds.), Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics. (Cambridge MA, MIT Press).

Bello, P. (2011). Shared Representations of Belief and Their Effects on Action Selection: A Preliminary Computational Cognitive Model. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Bello, P. & Guarini, M. (2010). Introspection and Mindreading as Mental Simulation.  In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Cassimatis, N.,  Bello, P. & Langley, P. (2008).  Ability, Breadth and Parsmiony in Computational Models of Higher-Order Cognition. Cognitive Science 32(8): pp 1304-1322.

Bringsjord, S., Arkoudas, K. & Bello, P. (2006). Toward a General Logicist Framework for Engineering Ethically Regulated Robots. IEEE Intelligent Systems:  Special Issue on Machine Ethics  21(4): 38-44.

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