Humanoid Robots: Learning to Behave: UKACC and IET Tustin Lecture 2009
By Prof. Dr. Edgar Korner, President, Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH
From: Tustin Lecture 2009
07 May 2009 Control & Automation channel
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ASIMO has become an icon for Honda’s advanced life-like intelligence research and is the culmination of more than 20-years of continuous development. The Honda Research Institute Europe (HRI-EU) is known as the Centre of Excellence for intelligent systems research and the developments on the ASIMO project.
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Prof. Dr. Edgar K?rner has been the President of the Honda Research Institute Europe since 2003. He studied and then served as an assistant professor/senior staff researcher and established the bionics research laboratory at the Ilmenau Institute of Technology, Germany. Here he received his Dr.-Ing. in biomedical cybernetics in 1977 and the Dr. Sci. in biocybernetics in 1984. From 1984 to 1987, he joined the Bioholonics Project of JRDC (Tokyo). In 1992 he joined Honda R&D’s Wako Research Center near Tokyo, focusing as a chief scientist on the brain-like computation research. In 1997 he started research at Honda R&D Europe, where he served as an executive vice president and head of the Future Technology Research Division. The former “Future Technology Research Division” of Honda R&D Europe (Deutschland) GmbH re-established as a new company on 1 January 2003, the Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH (HRI-EU). Prof. Dr. Korner’s research interest covers brain-like intelligence, with a special focus on self-referential control architectures, self-organisation of knowledge representation, and autonomous robots.
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