RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CONSCIOUS ROBOT - Mirror Image Cognition Experiments using Small Robots

Takashi Komatsu, Junichi Takeno

Abstract

The authors are trying to transplant a function similar to human consciousness into a robot to elucidate the mystery of human consciousness. While there is no universally accepted definition of consciousness, we believe that a consistency of cognition and behavior generates consciousness, based on the knowledge we gained in such fields as brain science and philosophy in the course of our study. Based on this idea, we have developed a module, named MoNAD, which comprises recurrent neural networks and can be used to elucidate the phenomena of human consciousness. We focused on mirror image cognition and imitation behavior, which are said to be high-level functions of human consciousness, and conducted experiments that had the robot imitate the behavior of its mirror image. This paper reports on the results of our additional tests using a new type of robot and basic experiments on discriminating a part of the self from another robot. We found that our experiments on mirror image cognition did not depend on the type of robot used, however the time delay when transmitting control signals to the other robot was an important factor that affected our evaluation of the robot’s discriminating the self from the other robots.

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Komatsu T. and Takeno J. (2010). RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CONSCIOUS ROBOT - Mirror Image Cognition Experiments using Small Robots . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-674-021-4, pages 479-482. DOI: 10.5220/0002702504790482


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@conference{icaart10,
author={Takashi Komatsu and Junichi Takeno},
title={RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CONSCIOUS ROBOT - Mirror Image Cognition Experiments using Small Robots},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2010},
pages={479-482},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002702504790482},
isbn={978-989-674-021-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CONSCIOUS ROBOT - Mirror Image Cognition Experiments using Small Robots
SN - 978-989-674-021-4
AU - Komatsu T.
AU - Takeno J.
PY - 2010
SP - 479
EP - 482
DO - 10.5220/0002702504790482