A Robot Organizing Purposive Behavior by Itself


For studying the mechanism of the brain, so called ``synthetic approach'' is effective. Synthetic approach is to conjecture the mechanism of the target through constructing its model. We have constructed some twenty models of the brain for this study. In this article, we describe one of them which we constructed recently. The model includes abilities of perception, memory, and action. To have these three abilities enables the model to realize highly intellectual behavior or self-organizing ability that cannot be realized by a model having just one ability. We realized the model in the form of a robot which organizes purposive behavior by itself. This robot forms effective behavioral patterns to achieve the purpose through trial and error.

Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'92)