Symbiotic Intelligent Systems Research Center,
Osaka University


Research Overview

The intelligent robotics group, in cooperation with the cognitive and neuro-science group, will adopt a constructive approach—i.e., use robot models of human beings—to fundamental problems concerning intelligence, body, embodiment, multi-modal integration, intention/desire, consciousness, sociality, etc. by using intelligent robots and information systems. The intelligent robotics group is supported by the sensing research and information network research groups. In pursuing fundamental problems concerning human beings and societies, they will expand experimental environments to the real world and test the functions of intelligent systems in real-world experiments on the campuses of Osaka University and in the city of Osaka. The sociology, ethics, and philosophy group will place the observations and experiments they conduct in cooperation with the other research groups in social contexts, and address potential problems in the society in which human beings and robots cohabit.