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Neuromorphic and Brain-Based Robots

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Jeffrey L. Krichmar, Hiroaki Wagatsuma, Koh Hosoda, Ben Mitchinson, Martin J. Pearson, Anthony G. Pipe, Tony J. Prescott, Andrew Felch, Richard Granger, Gordon Wyeth, Michael Milford, Ruth Schulz, Janet Wiles, Eiji Uchibe, Kenji Doya, Mitch Wilkes, Erdem Erdemir, Kazuhiko Kawamura, Zhengping Ji, Juyang Weng, Danil Prokhorov, Emilia I. Barakova, Loe Feijs, Frederic Kaplan, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Minoru Asada, Jason Fleischer, Jeffrey McKinstry, David Edelman, Gerald Edelman, George A. Bekey, Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, Masayoshi Shibata
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  • Date Published: September 2011
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521768788

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  • 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.

    • Case studies demonstrate how robots can be used to explore concepts in brain development, cognition and neural processing
    • Coverage of philosophical issues such as machine consciousness and robot ethics provides valuable insights into directions for future research
    • Mathematical treatments are avoided, allowing readers to understand the concepts and issues without wading through complex mathematics
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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521768788
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 182 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 130 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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    Jeffrey L. Krichmar, University of California, Irvine
    Jeffrey L. Krichmar is an Associate Professor in the Department of 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, Kyushu Institute of Technology (KYUTECH), Japan
    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.

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    Jeffrey L. Krichmar, Hiroaki Wagatsuma, Koh Hosoda, Ben Mitchinson, Martin J. Pearson, Anthony G. Pipe, Tony J. Prescott, Andrew Felch, Richard Granger, Gordon Wyeth, Michael Milford, Ruth Schulz, Janet Wiles, Eiji Uchibe, Kenji Doya, Mitch Wilkes, Erdem Erdemir, Kazuhiko Kawamura, Zhengping Ji, Juyang Weng, Danil Prokhorov, Emilia I. Barakova, Loe Feijs, Frederic Kaplan, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Minoru Asada, Jason Fleischer, Jeffrey McKinstry, David Edelman, Gerald Edelman, George A. Bekey, Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, Masayoshi Shibata

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