Tightly Coupled Sensor and Behavior for Real World Recognition

  • Yoshiaki Shirai


”Tightly Coupled Sensor and Behavior for Real World Recognition” is the name of a B Group which is one of four groups in the project ”Research on Emerging Mechanism of Machine Intelligence: A Tightly-Coupled Perception-Motion Behavior Approach” supported by Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Area from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Japanese Government.

The aims of the B Group is to study recognition of a real world by interaction the world so that intelligent systems may efficiently perform given tasks. The Group consists of five planned research teams and eleven teams (in this fiscal year) which are selected according to the submitted proposals. This paper introduces the outline of the research project and the research of author’s team as an example.


Mobile Robot Optical Flow Target Velocity Intersection Object Legged Robot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiaki Shirai
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer-Controlled Machine Systems, Faculty of EngineeringOsaka University 2-1Yamadaoka, Suita, 565Japan
  2. 2.Department of Mechiano-InformaticsThe University of TokyoJapan

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