The bodies of humanoid robot recently show strides
of advancement by adopting the cutting edge mechatronics and manufacturing
technologies. This fact forms the background of the conducted research.
It is demanded to found the technology to design a comparable information
processing system. Namely, for "building the brain" of humanoid,
it has turned out that there are many essential problems that seem unsolvable
based on the conventional analytic approaches of robotics. This research
aimed to approach the essential problems of machine intelligence such as
the whole-body motion pattern generation of large DOF systems, the dynamic
interaction between the body and the world, the embodied symbol emergence,
and the intelligence through emerged symbol manipulation, by carefully investigating
and adopting the paradigms of neuroscience in a constructive way.
The research was titled as "Development of Brain-Informatics Machines
through Dynamical Connection of Autonomous Motion Primitives"(PI: Yoshihiko
Nakamura). It was conducted from December 1998 to November 2003 financially
supported by the Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST)
Program of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) (Research Area:
Creating the Brain / Research Supervisor: Shun-ichi Amari).