1st Edition

Cognitive Robotics

Edited By Hooman Samani Copyright 2016
    230 Pages
    by CRC Press

    230 Pages 10 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The kimono-clad android robot that recently made its debut as the new greeter at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store is just one example of the rapid advancements being made in the field of robotics.

    Cognitive robotics is an approach to creating artificial intelligence in robots by enabling them to learn from and respond to real-world situations, as opposed to pre-programming the robot with specific responses to every conceivable stimulus.

    Presenting the contributions of international experts from various disciplines within the field, Cognitive Robotics provides novel material and discusses advanced approaches in the field of intelligent robotics. It explains the various aspects of the topic to provide readers with a solid foundation on the subject.

    This edited collection presents theoretical research in cognitive robotics. It takes a multidisciplinary approach that considers the artificial intelligence, physical, chemical, philosophical, psychological, social, cultural, and ethical aspects of this rapidly emerging field. The editor is a prominent researcher whose Lovotics research into emotional bonds with robots is widely recognized.

    Supplying an accessible introduction to cognitive robotics, the book considers computational intelligence for cognitive robotics based on informationally structured space. It examines how people respond to robots and what makes robots psychologically appealing to humans.

    The book contextualizes concepts in the history of studies on intelligence theories and includes case studies of different types of robots in action. Although ideal for robotics researchers and professionals, this book is also suitable for use as a supporting textbook in advanced robotics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Ethical Aspect of Cognitive Robotics. Philosophical Aspect of Cognitive Robotics. Chemical Aspect of Cognitive Robotics. Physical Aspect of Cognitive Robotics. Cultural & Social Aspects of Cognitive Robotics. Psychological Aspect of Cognitive Robotics. Artificial Intelligence Aspect of Cognitive Robotics.


    Hooman Samani is director of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Laboratory (AIART Lab) and an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taipei University, Taiwan.

    His career in robotics and artificial intelligence research has spanned many countries including Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Iran. He was awarded a PhD from the Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore. After obtaining his PhD, he became a Research Fellow at the Keio-NUS CUTE Center, which is a collaborative research center with locations in both the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Keio University in Japan.

    His proposed research topic is Lovotics, which involves multidisciplinary research in artificial intelligence for human-robot affective relationships. This research comprises several topics including robotics, engineering, computer science, interaction design, philosophy, psychology, mathematics, computational neuroscience, art, and computational intelligence, for developing a truly interactive robot with pragmatic affection. Lovotics robots, Kissenger, Mini-Surrogate, and XOXO are some novel applications of Lovotics research.

    "…this work serves as an introduction to cognition in the field of artificial intelligence. An interesting discussion occurs in the chapter entitled "When Robots Do Wrong," which can be read and interpreted in different ways by social scientists, as opposed to those in mathematics, computer science, or the hard sciences. The chapter contains fascinating discourse on negligence and product liability, as well as sections on whether to blame the robot or the human developer when an issue arises. The book covers a breadth of topics that investigate cognitive robots and their interaction with elements of philosophy, chemicals, physical science, culture and society, psychology, and general artificial intelligence. Each chapter is authored by a range of individuals and contains its own set of references… Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through researchers and faculty; professionals."
    J. Beidler, University of Scranton, Choice, November 2016