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Morpho-functional Machines: The New Species

Designing Embodied Intelligence

  • Fumio Hara
  • Rolf Pfeifer
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Julian F. V. Vincent
    Pages 23-40
  3. Hiroshi Yokoi, Takashi Nagai, Takashi Ishida, Masaru Fujii, Takayuki Iida
    Pages 99-129
  4. Satoshi Murata, Eiichi Yoshida, Akiya Kamimura, Kohji Tomita, Haruhisa Kurokawa, Shigeru Kokaji
    Pages 167-193
  5. Sumiaki Ichikawa, Takehiro Miyamae, Fumio Hara
    Pages 195-215
  6. Josh C. Bongard, Rolf Pfeifer
    Pages 237-258
  7. Fumio Hara, Kohki Kikuchi
    Pages 259-286

About these proceedings

Introduction

Morpho-functional Machines are a set of tools for investigating the design of embodied intelligence in autonomous bio-artifact systems. The focus in Morpho-functional Machines is on the balance of morphology, materials, and control; intelligent behavior emerges from the interaction of an autonomous system with a real-world environment. How, then, should body morphology, body materials, and sensory systems be designed to achieve a certain set of tasks or desired behaviors in a particular environment? This and other questions were addressed at the International Workshop on Morpho-functional Machines held in Tokyo in 2001. Collected here are the revised papers from the workshop, providing a new perspective for understanding embodied intelligence. Presenting the innovative concept of Morpho-functional Machines, this book is a valuable source for scientists and engineers working in ethnology, cognitive sciences, robotic engineering, and artificial intelligence.

Keywords

Evolution agents artificial intelligence autonom autonomous system cognitive science intelligence robot

Editors and affiliations

  • Fumio Hara
    • 1
  • Rolf Pfeifer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringTokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Information TechnologyUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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