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Building Robots to Learn About Humans

Posted 29 Dec 2004 at 17:59 UTC by steve Share This

A new MIT Technology Review article presents the controversial views of Mitsuo Kawato, director of the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan. Kawato believes that an important reason for building robots is to learn about humans. This is a common view among AI researchers where one camp wants to build machine intelligence while another views AI simply as a tool to simulate and learn about human intelligence. Kawato sees robotics as a way to simulate and learn about human neural structure and motor control. Kawato's research is currently focused on a robot called DB2, a 30 DOF humanoid. DB stands for Dynamic Brain, an attempt at using current neurbiological theories to construct a robot brain.

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