Book Excerpt from <em>Physical Intelligence</em>
Book Excerpt from Physical Intelligence
In Chapter 2, “Surfaces,” author Scott Grafton describes the ancient process of action perception, which helps organisms navigate their environments.
Book Excerpt from Physical Intelligence
Book Excerpt from Physical Intelligence

In Chapter 2, “Surfaces,” author Scott Grafton describes the ancient process of action perception, which helps organisms navigate their environments.

In Chapter 2, “Surfaces,” author Scott Grafton describes the ancient process of action perception, which helps organisms navigate their environments.

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