About Our Research
We pursue research on “cognitive robotics” by integrating knowledge from various research fields such as cognitive neuroscience, robotics, machine learning, and so on. We also pursue research on “robot learning” and “computational psychiatry” by expanding findings from cognitive robotics studies. Our research on cognitive robotics particularly aims at synthetically understanding the computational mechanisms of human cognitive functions such as perception, action, and attention which are self-organized through learning continuous sensory-motor experiences. Our research on robot learning particularly aims at realizing intelligent robots that can interact or collaborate with other cognitive agents (humans or robots). Our research on computational psychiatry particularly aims at synthetically understanding the computational mechanisms of psychiatric disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia.