Research Projects in Inamura Laboratory
- The mirror neuron is a domain in the brain which activates when observing the actions of others, and also activates when he/she tries to perform the same action. Since this domain is near the cerebral language field, a hypothesis of being deeply concerned with brain functions, such as recognition, generation, abstraction, verbalization of motions, has been proposed. We propose a mathematical technique called a mirror neuron model that calculates the action of this part. The model has been engineered into humanoid robots.
Behavior Imitation based on Mimesis Model
- In this project, we aim to develop a adaptive interaction intelligence which store
shared experiences between human and the systems. The shared experiences act as an important role
not only for the coexistence of the human and robots but also for the realization of the supporting ability of the robots.
Enormous amount of shared experiences are effective for the understanding of users under uncertain and incomplete conditions.
We propose a stochastic reasoning method and experience memory architecture for such an adaptive man-machine interface.
Adaptive Man-Machine Interaction based on Stochastic Information Processing
- In this project, we aim to develop a global network robotics environment, in which robot agents are
connected via high-speed internet infrastructure, and support users' everyday life. These robot agents controlled by multi-lingual natural language processing and telecommunication interface. This interface also should be a key-technology to support the adaptive man-machine interaction system between humans.
Global Network Robotics
- We focus on a synthetic research on elucidation of genesis of social intelligence, with aiming to understand intelligence of humans and robots. For such an approach, we have set interdisciplinal discussions with wide viewpoint for various research field such as cognitive science, developmental psycology, brain science, evolutionary biology and robotics.