Principal investigators

Minoru Asada

Cognitive Developmental Robotics, Artificial Empathy, Neural Dynamics,Social Interaction

Main Lab Location:

Osaka Univ. (Suita Campus)

Other Affiliations:

Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering

Director of the 7th Division of the Osaka University Institute for Academic Initiatives
Division of Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics

Phone: 

+81-6-6879-7347

Mailing Address:

1-4 Yamadaoka, Suita City Osaka, 565-0871

Email: 

Homepage:

We have been advocating cognitive developmental robotics that aims at understanding human’s cognitive developmental process and acquiring a new insight into the design for symbiotic robots by synthetic or constructive approaches. Its core idea is “physical embodiment,” and “social interaction” that enables information structuring through interactions with the environment including other agents, and behavior emergence.

Selected Publications:

Minoru Asada. Modeling early vocal development through infant-caregiver interaction: a review. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 2016 (to appear).

Hisashi Ishihara and Minoru Asada. Design of a 22 DOF pneumatically-actuated upper body for a little child android ‘Affetto’. Advanced Robotics, Vol.29, No.18, pp.1151--1163, 2015.

Minoru Asada. Development of artificial empathy. Neuroscience Research, Vol.90, pp.41--50, 2014.

Hideyuki Takahashi, Kazunori Terada, Tomoyo Morita, Shinsuke Suzuki, Tomoki Haji, Hideki Kozima, Masahiro Yoshikawa, Yoshio Matsumoto, Takashi Omori, Minoru Asada, and Eiichi Naito . Different impressions of other agents obtained through social interaction uniquely modulate dorsal and ventral pathway activities in the social human brain. Cortex, Vol.58, pp.289--300, 2014.

Minoru Asada, Koh Hosoda, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Toshio Inui, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Masaki Ogino, and Chisato Yoshida. Cognitive developmental robotics: a survey. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, Vol.1, No.1, pp.12--34, 2009.

Lab Members:

Researcher
・Tomoyo Morita
・Yuji Kawai
・Park Jihoon

Student
・Hiroka Sabu