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Vulpes - Exploration Rover Alpha1.


When initialized and adequately powered, the V.e.r.a.1 will process information in the environment and intelligently respond to stimuli.  In that state it will directly experience perceptions, sensations, and thoughts.

The V.e.r.a.1 will be totally immersed in every aspect of its current experience. Note that although this definition emphasizes an awareness of external stimuli, and not the self, an increased level of consciousness of self is required for the V.e.r.a.1 to move in, and interact with, the environment.

This has been termed by polyopticsLABs as level 2 (L2) consciousness. It involves a diffuse, implicit body awareness allowing articulate spatial self-navigation, as well as limited dimensional awareness that grants basic memories and yields the ability to 'plan ahead' due to recognition of the concept of past and future.

NASA Ames Research Center

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