Creation of a Conscious Robot

Creation of a Conscious Robot

Mirror Image Cognition and Self-Awareness

by Junichi Takeno

278 pages, 153.00 x 229.00 mm, 89 B/W

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814364492
  • Published: August 2012

  • eBook - PDF
  • ISBN: 9789814364508

Today, symbols processed by computers do not have any correlation with the real world (symbol grounding problem). This constitutes a major obstruction to effective communication between humans and computers. People are disappointed by the failure to achieve any meaningful results in the study of artificial intelligence, which is clearly due to the existence of this problem. Present-day computers lack well-defined functions to accept various kinds of sensual information such as vision, hearing, and smelling (binding problem). Computers also lack any well-defined mechanisms to coordinate various behaviors in the presence of an object (conscious mechanism).

This book serves as a breakthrough that opens a new world. Using the ideas presented in the book, computer systems can be developed to conduct conscious activities like human beings do. Human beings will be able to develop mechanisms in which machines will have their own feelings, will behave according to their own consciousness, and will continue to learn for their betterment. Machines will try to achieve a better world for both humans and robots by avoiding risks, forecasting the future and cherishing the value of sense.