Cognitive Robotics: Intelligence Theories and Cognitive Networks
In this free course, learn how to develop an artificial cognitive network for robots.Publisher: NPTEL
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Is it possible to build a robot that truly ‘thinks’ on its own like a human? This free course on the intelligence theories and cognitive networks of advanced robotics will teach you how to create an artificial cognitive system that imparts intelligence to a robot. First, you will study neuron action potentials or the firing of electrical signals of a neuron cell. You will be introduced to the Hodgkin-Huxley model, a synchronization model that uses nonlinear differential equations to approximate the electrical characteristics of excitable cells, such as neurons.
You will then see how to modify this model to explain certain behaviours of the neuron’s action potential and how neurons behave as electrical oscillators. Next, you will analyze intelligence theories, both from psychological and artificial intelligence points of view. You will be introduced to the Kuramoto model (or Kuramoto–Daido model), a mathematical model that describes the behaviour of a large set of coupled oscillators.
Finally, you will learn how to analyze and modify the Kuramoto model, to apply it to a network of neuron oscillators in order to understand how to create an artificial network that mimics this same behaviour. You will then observe a few case studies of child-robot interaction, experiments aimed at understanding the social impact of robots on children, and what this could tell us about creating intelligent robots. Start this course today and learn what is needed to impart intelligence to robots and help build the future of cognitive robotics.Start Course Now
Synchronization Models - Learning Outcomes
The Hodgkin and Huxley Theorem
Developing New Models
Synchronization Models - Lesson Summary
Theories of Intelligence
Theories of Intelligence - Learning Outcomes
Psychological Theories of Intelligence
Theories of Artificial Intelligence
The Kuramoto Model
Child Robot Interaction
Theories of Intelligence - Lesson Summary
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Discuss how neurons work to form neural networks
- Define 'neuron action potential'
- Analyse the Hodgkin-Huxley model of neuron action potential (AP)
- Explain the Kuramoto model of synchronization
- Describe how to create an artificial neural network to help a robot interact with its environment
- Outline the steps to perform EEG (electroencephalogram) tests for cognitive studies
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