IROS2008 Mobiligence Website

IROS2008 Full Day Workshop

Mobiligence: Adaptive Motor Function through Dynamic Interactions among the Body, Brain and Environment

9:00-18:00, Sep. 26, 2008

Acropolis Convention Center, Nice, France


Human and Animals can behave adaptively even for diverse and complex environments in various types of behaviors, such as locomotive behaviors in the form of swimming, flying and walking, manipulation behaviors such as reaching, capturing and grasping, social behaviors to the other subjects, etc. Such adaptive behaviors which is one of the intelligent sensory-motor functions, is disturbed in patients with neurological disorders. Parkinson disease is a typical example of disorders on adaptive motor function, and autism or depression can also be considered as a disorder on social adaptive function. However, the mechanisms to generate intelligent adaptive behaviors are not thoroughly understood. Such an adaptive function is considered to emerge from the interaction of the body, brain, and environment, which is induced by the active mobility of the cognitive subject. We call this mobiligence.
Namely, the mobiligence can be defined as intelligence for generating adaptive motor function which is emerged by mobility. In the workshop, we focus on the following four subjects on various types of life form such as robots, humans, animals, and insects.

Intended Audience

Ph.D. students, engineers and researcher who are concerned about learning and adaptive autonomous robots, and brain mechanisms of adaptive motor behaviors in human and animals.
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