Introduction of "Intelligent systems lab"
Overview of our research
Our group is working on the development of various kinds of intelligent
systems. Our definition of the "intelligent system" is the system
(or machine) that can recognize its surrounding environment, communicate
with people naturally, learn (adapt) and think. Another important feature
of the systems is that they work robustly in the real environment. We belive
that these systems help and enrich our everyday life. We study some basic
algorithms (signal processing technology) to design these sytems as well.
The other avenue of our research is to pursuit the real human-like intelligence.
Here is the question we’re trying to answer. What is intelligence anyway?
Dictionary says “the ability to learn, understand, and think about things”.
So, what are they? What is involved in learning, understanding and thinking?
Right now no one can answer to these questions perfectly. None of current
state of the art technology realizes such functionalities in the real sense.
For example pattern recognition (e.g. speech recognition) just returns
the label of the pattern that is closest to the input one (waveform). Does
the recognizer understand? No, not at all. The label does mean nothing
for the system as long as it is given by human programmer. It seems that
these problems lead to the hard problem concerning “qualia”. Anyway, we
take cognitive approach, which tries to mimic the human’s way of processing
for the first step of the development of real intelligent machines. We
hope we can get closer to the human intelligence from the engineering aspect
benefiting from the powers of both neuroscience and cognitive science.
"You," your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules. As Lewis Carroll's Alice might have phrased it: "you're nothing but a pack of neurons. ―Francis Crick―
In order to develop various kinds of intelligent systems, we are conducting
research on basic theory for information processing, novel algorithms and
system integrations. Followings are some examples of our research projects.
cognitive (conscious) machine
mind reading system
language acquisition by robot
unsupervised on-line learning
human behavior prediction systems
schema based computer vision & audition
Please see "Research projects" for more details.
Intelligent systems, machine learning, patern recognition, signal processing, intelligent robotics, developmental robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, computer audition,cognitive science, brain science, cognitive development, cognitive linguistics, and more ...
We think that four areas such as brain (machine learning), body (robotics),
perception (signal processing), and system integrations are very important
for the intelligent systems research. Our group is devided into three sub-groups
as in the left figure to reach our goals.
We are living with huge number of machines and it is even impossible to think of living without them. Machines are going to grow and the most important thing for the machines is "intelligence". The strong link among control, interface and "true intelligence" opens a lot of doors for machines. We belive that the dissemination of domestic robots depends on the "intelligence" that robots have.
CollaboratorsHONDA Research Institute Japan (HRI)
|Professor||Takayuki Nagai||tnagai( at )ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Tomoaki Nakamura||naka_t( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
JSPS Research Fellow(PD)
|Kasumi Abe||k_abe( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
(Pacific Systems Corp.)
|Yuuki Hinata||hinata( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
(Pacific Systems Corp.)
|Shuichi Kaneta||kaneta( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Assistant||Sumiko Yamada||yamada_s( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Ph.D student||Yachao Pei||pei.yachao( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
JSPS Research Fellow(DC1)
|Chie Hieida||hchie( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
JSPS Research Fellow(DC1)
|Tatusya Aoki||aoki( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Graduate students||Kensuke Iwata||iwata( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Kazuki Miyazawa||miyazawa( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Masato Minamisaka||minamisaka( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Nguyen Anh Tuan||n.a.tuan( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Ayaka Takada||takada( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Undergraduate students||Akihito Shimazu||ashimazu( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Riku Fujimoto||rfujimoto( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Shunto Yamashita||yamashita( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Barry Mamadou||barry( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|Haruna Furusato||furusato( at )apple.ee.uec.ac.jp|
|year 2005||Takashi Aomori|
|year 2006||Yasuyuki Endo|
|year 2007||Mitsunobu Itamoto|
|year 2008||Yasuhito Shinchi|
|year 2009||Shinya Nakamura|
|year 2010||Akira Mizutani|
|year 2011||Yasuhiro Mori|
|El Azhari Mourad|
|Karina Ruby Perez Daniel|
|year 2012||Keisuke Ito|
|year 2013||Takaya Araki|
|year 2014||Donguang Hong|
|Bui Thanh Tung|
|year 2015||Yoshiki Ando|
|year 2016||Kasumi Abe|
|year 2017||Sakuho Otsuka|