Principal investigators

Minoru Asada

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

Main Lab Location:

Osaka Univ. (Suita Campus)

Other Affiliations:

Vice-President
International Professional University of Technology in Osaka
3-3-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001, Japan
https://www.iput.ac.jp/osaka
Tel. +81-6-6347-0111 Fax. +81-6-6345-3456

Specially-Appointed Professor
Strategic Adviser: Symbiotic Intelligent System Research Center
Open and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives, Osaka University
https://sisrec.otri.osaka-u.ac.jp
1-1 Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Tel. +81-6-6879-7347 Fax. +81-6-6879-4843

Visiting Professor
Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences
1200 Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, JAPAN

Mailing Address:

1-1 Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

Email: 

asada at otri.osaka-u.ac.jp

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:

M. Yunus Seker, Alper Ahmetoglu, Yukie Nagai, Minoru Asada, Erhan Oztop, and Emre Ugur. Imitation and mirror systems in robots through Deep Modality Blending Networks. Neural Networks, Vol.146, pp.22--35, 2022.

Minoru Asada and Oskar von Stryk. Scientific and Technological Challenges in RoboCup. Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems, Vol.3, No.1, pp.441--471, 2020.

Minoru Asada. Rethinking Autonomy of Humans and Robots. Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness, Vol.7, No.2, pp.1--13, 2020.

Minoru Asada. Artificial Pain May Induce Empathy, Morality, and Ethics in the Conscious Mind of Robots. Philosophies, Vol.4, No.3, pp.38, 2019.

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
・Yuji Kawai
・Park Jihoon
・Erhan Oztop
・Hisashi Ishihara