It should be understood that a robot is not a simple automatic machine, but instead has a certain level of intelligence. Many kinds of intelligent robots have been developed in our laboratory during the past 15 years. These robots perform many kinds of activities such as the cup and ball game, top-spinning, walking on stilts, etc. These robots appear to be intelligent, but are they really and truly intelligent? One school of thought is that these robots are no more than simple automatic machines which are controlled by a computer with sophisticated programs. If this is true, then what is actual robot intelligence? We have attempted to construct a new robotics—insect-model-based microrobotics—in order to get a new concept of robot intelligence.
Key wordsMicrorobot Insect Robot intelligence External skeleton Reflex
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