||Animals behave adaptively in diverse environments. Adaptive behavior, which is one of the intelligent sensory-motor functions, is disturbed in patients with neurological disorders. However, the mechanisms for the generation of intelligent adaptive behaviors are not thoroughly understood. Such an adaptive function is considered to emerge from the interaction of the body, brain, and environment, which requires that a subject acts or moves. Therefore, the intelligence for generating adaptive motor function is called mobiligence.
The present project is designed to investigate the mechanisms of mobiligence by collaborative research in biology and engineering. In the course of this collaborative project, the following steps will be carried out:
- biological and physiological examinations of animals;
- modeling of biological systems;
- construction and experiments on artificial systems by utilizing robotic technologies; and
- creation of a hypothesis and its verification.
The goal of this project is to establish the common principle underlying the emergence of mobiligence.
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Director of the Mobiligence Project:
Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE),
The University of Tokyo
Mobiligence Project Term:
Academic Year from
2005 to 2009