Future robots should have common sense about the world in order to handle the problems they will encounter. A large part of this commonsense knowledge must be naive physics knowledge, since carrying out even the simplest everyday chores requires familiarity with physics laws. But how should one start codifying this knowledge? What kind of skills should be elicited from the experts (each and every one of us)? This paper will attempt to provide some hints by studying the mental models of force and motion.

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Keywords Classical mechanics, Envisioning, Human problem solving, Mental models, Naive physics, Qualitative reasoning
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/IMC.1990.687310
Conference 1990 IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Motion Control, IMC 1990
Citation
Akman, V, Ede, D, Franklin, Wm.R, & ten Hagen, P.J.W. (1990). Mental models of force and motion. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Motion Control, IMC 1990 (pp. 153–156). doi:10.1109/IMC.1990.687310