A STUDY OF A CONSCIOUS ROBOT - An Attempt to Perceive the Unknown

Soichiro Akimoto, Junichi Takeno

Abstract

The authors are developing a robot that has consciousness, emotions and feelings like humans. As we make progress in this study, we look forward to deepening our understanding of human consciousness and feelings. So far, we have succeeded in representing consciousness in a robot, evolved this conscious system by adding the functions of emotions and feelings, and successfully performed mirror image cognition experiments using the robot. Emotions and feelings in a robot are, like those of humans, basic functions that can enable a robot to avoid life-threatening situations. We believe that consistency of cognition and behavior generates consciousness in a robot. If we can detect what happens in the robot when this consistency is lost, we may be able to develop a robot that is capable of discriminating between what it has learned and what it has not learned. Furthermore, anticipate that the robot may eventually be able to feel a “pain of the heart.” This paper reports on autonomous detection by a robot of non-experienced phenomena, or awareness of the unknown, using the function of consciousness embedded in the robot. If the robot is capable of detecting unknown phenomena, it may be able to continually accumulate experiences by itself.

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in Harvard Style

Akimoto S. and Takeno J. (2010). A STUDY OF A CONSCIOUS ROBOT - An Attempt to Perceive the Unknown . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-674-021-4, pages 498-501. DOI: 10.5220/0002704904980501


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart10,
author={Soichiro Akimoto and Junichi Takeno},
title={A STUDY OF A CONSCIOUS ROBOT - An Attempt to Perceive the Unknown},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2010},
pages={498-501},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002704904980501},
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 - A STUDY OF A CONSCIOUS ROBOT - An Attempt to Perceive the Unknown
SN - 978-989-674-021-4
AU - Akimoto S.
AU - Takeno J.
PY - 2010
SP - 498
EP - 501
DO - 10.5220/0002704904980501