In a paper , a robot control system was introduced which is able to navigate through obstacles. It is working by reasoning about the input sensor and then a decision is made, according to the rules stored in the cognitive map. An unkind picture of the input-output relations should make the reader believe, that the system is working great. But it seems, that the idea has a more serious bug as well. The idea of using a concept map for storing the behavior is nothing which is new, but it was researched in quantum physics before. So called “quantum baker maps” were introduced in the past. They are simple geometrical functions to store relationships between chaotic signals.
My question is: why was the paper  published in the year 2010, if it doesn't contain a new idea, but it's repeating existing scholarly knowledge? Is this equal to a low quality publication?
 MENDONÇA, MÁRCIO, LÚCIA VALÉRIA RAMOS DE ARRUDA, and FLÁVIO NEVES JÚNIOR. "Qualitative Autonomous Navigation System Employing Event Driven-Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Fuzzy Logic." CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE AUTOMÁTICA. 2010.
 Scholarpedia: Quantized baker map, http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Quantized_baker_map