Cognitive Neurorobotics Research Unit

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The Cognitive Neurorobotics Research Unit focuses on understanding brain-based mechanisms for recognition of the world by conducting synthetic brain modeling studies utilizing robotics experiment platforms. The essential research questions include how compositionality in cognition and actions can be developed by organizing hierarchy via consolidative learning of behavioral experiences, how novel actions and thoughts can be generated with “free will,” and how social cognition can be developed to support the spontaneous generation of cooperative behaviors with others. We investigate these problems by taking interdisciplinary approaches.