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Neuromorphic and brain-based robots /
edited by Jeffrey L. Krichmar, Hiroaki Wagatsuma.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
description
ix, 364 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0521768780 (Cloth), 9780521768788 (Cloth)
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imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
isbn
0521768780 (Cloth)
9780521768788 (Cloth)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: List of contributors; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. History and potential of neuromorphic robotics Jeffrey L. Krichmar and Hiroaki Wagatsuma; Part II. Neuromorphic Robots: Biologically and Neurally Inspired Designs: 2. Robust haptic recognition by anthropomorphic hand through repetitive grasping Koh Hosoda; 3. Biomimetic robots as scientific models: a view from the whisker tip Ben Mitchinson, Martin J. Pearson, Anthony G. Pipe and Tony J. Prescott; 4. Sensor-rich robots driven by real-time brain circuit algorithms Andrew Felch and Richard Granger; Part III. Brain-Based Robots: Architectures and Approaches: 5. RatSLAM project: robot spatial navigation Gordon Wyeth, Michael Milford, Ruth Schulz and Janet Wiles; 6. Evolution of rewards and learning mechanisms in cyber rodents Eiji Uchibe and Kenji Doya; 7. A neuromorphically-inspired cognitive architecture for cognitive robots Mitch Wilkes, Erdem Erdemir and Kazuhiko Kawamura; 8. Autonomous visuomotor development for neuromorphic robots Zhengping Ji, Juyang Weng and Danil Prokhorov; 9. Brain-inspired robots for autistic training and care Emilia I. Barakova and Loe Feijs; Part IV. Philosophical and Theoretical Considerations: 10. From hardware and software to kernels and envelopes: a concept shift for robotics, developmental psychology and brain sciences Frederic Kaplan and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer; 11. Can cognitive developmental robotics shift the paradigm? Minoru Asada; 12. A look at the hidden side of situated cognition: a robotic study of brain-oscillation-based dynamics of instantaneous, episodic and conscious memories Hiroaki Wagatsuma; 13. The case for using brain-based devices to study consciousness Jason Fleischer, Jeffrey McKinstry, David Edelman and Gerald Edelman; Part V. Ethical Considerations: 14. Ethical implications of intelligent robots George A. Bekey, Patrick Lin and Keith Abney; 15. Toward robot ethics through the Ethics of Autism Masayoshi Shibata; Index.
abstract
"Neuromorphic and brain-based robotics have enormous potential for furthering our understanding of the brain. By embodying models of the brain on robotic platforms, researchers can investigate the roots of biological intelligence and work towards the development of truly intelligent machines. This book provides a broad introduction to this groundbreaking area for researchers from a wide range of fields, from engineering to neuroscience. Case studies explore how robots are being used in current research, including a whisker system that allows a robot to sense its environment and neurally inspired navigation systems that show impressive mapping results. Looking to the future, several chapters consider the development of cognitive, or even conscious robots that display the adaptability and intelligence of biological organisms. Finally, the ethical implications of intelligent robots are explored, from morality and Asimov's three laws to the question of whether robots have rights"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8176496
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jeffrey L. Krichmar is an Associate Professor in the Department df Cognitive Sciences and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include neurorobotics, embodied cognition, biologically plausible models of learning and memory, and the effect of neural architecture on neural function. Hiroaki Wagatsuma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Brain Science and Engineering at Kyushu Institute of Technology (KYUTECH) in Japan. His research interests include theoretical modeling of brain oscillations, the memory integration process of experienced episodes, and the implementation of oscillatory neural networks into neurorobotics.
Summaries
Description for Bookstore
Providing an introduction to recent advances in neuromorphic and brain-based robotics, this book explores how robots can be used to better understand the brain. It considers their use in studying how the nervous system gives rise to complex behavior and how this knowledge could be used to develop intelligent robots.
Main Description
Neuromorphic and brain-based robotics have enormous potential for furthering our understanding of the brain. By embodying models of the brain on robotic platforms, researchers can investigate the roots of biological intelligence and work towards the development of truly intelligent machines. This book provides a broad introduction to this groundbreaking area for researchers from a wide range of fields, from engineering to neuroscience. Case studies explore how robots are being used in current research, including a whisker system that allows a robot to sense its environment and neurally inspired navigation systems that show impressive mapping results. Looking to the future, several chapters consider the development of cognitive, or even conscious robots that display the adaptability and intelligence of biological organisms. Finally, the ethical implications of intelligent robots are explored, from morality and Asimov's three laws to the question of whether robots have rights.
Table of Contents
List of contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
History and potential of neuromorphic roboticsp. 3
Neuromorphic robots: biologically and neurally inspired designsp. 9
Robust haptic recognition by anthropomorphic robot handp. 11
Biomimetic robots as scientific models: a view from the whisker tipp. 23
Sensor-rich robots driven by real-time brain circuit algorithmsp. 58
Brain-based robots: architectures and approachesp. 85
The RatSLAM project: robot spatial navigationp. 87
Evolution of rewards and learning mechanisms in Cyber Rodentsp. 109
A neuromorphically inspired architecture for cognitive robotsp. 129
Autonomous visuomotor development for neuromorphic robotsp. 156
Brain-inspired robots for autistic training and carep. 178
Philosophical and theoretical considerationsp. 215
From hardware and software to kernels and envelopes: a concept shift for robotics, developmental psychology, and brain sciencesp. 217
Can cognitive developmental robotics cause a paradigm shift?p. 251
A look at the hidden side of situated cognition: a robotic study of brain-oscillation-based dynamics of instantaneous, episodic, and conscious memoriesp. 274
The case for using brain-based devices to study consciousnessp. 303
Ethical considerationsp. 321
Ethical implications of intelligent robotsp. 323
Toward robot ethics through the ethics of autismp. 345
Indexp. 362
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