The Memolab Project

The research work reported here concerns the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to learning environments. A learning environment is a category of educational software where the learner's task is not to answer a predefined serie of questions but to explore a complex world with the assistance of computational agents. We implemented MEMOLAB as an instance of such a learning environment. In MEMOLAB, the learner creates a psychology experiment and then asks the system to simulate the results.

The memolab research project is funded by the Swiss Research Fund under a special research program (PNR 23), intitled `Artificial Intelligence and Robotics'.The research team is multidisciplinary. It includes P. Mendelsohn (psychology), B. Borcic (computer science), M. Hilario (computer science), D. Schneider (political and computer sciences), P. Dillenbourg (educational and computer sciences).

Latest Reports:
The latest report in html form.
You can also download the poscript version of this document.
Previous Reports:
the Complete Report of August 1992 (PS file) or the
(Some) Related Publications:
The Manifesto (PS file)
How things started.
Pierre Dillenbourg (in press),
Distributing cognition over humans and machines, to appear in: De Corte, Mandl, Glaser & Vosniadu, International Perspectives on the Psychological and Educational Foundations of Technology-Based Learning Environments (ASI Series)
Pierre Dillenbourg (1992),
The Language Shift: a mechanism for triggering metacognitive activites, in P.Winne and M.Jones (Eds.) Adaptive Learning Environments, Berlin: Springer Verlag, 287-315.
Software available:
A beta version (nov 92) of ETOILE and MEMOLAB are available. A new release is planned for spring 1994. This software sits on the server . (Some stuff on fpssun19 is redundant, all of it will be moved over at some point ....)
For more information, call or write for Pierre Dillenbourg