Séminaire au DIC-ISC-CRIA: «Exploring robotic minds using predictive coding and active inference frameworks« par Jun Tani

Séminaire dans le cadre du Doctorat en informatique cognitive en alliance avec l'ISC t le CRIA


Titre: Exploring robotic minds using predictive coding and active inference frameworks 



Exceptionnellement: Mercredi 31 mars 2021 à 19h (9h am, heure du Japon!) 

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The focus of my research has been to investigate how cognitive agents can acquire structural representation via iterative interaction with the world, exercising agency and learning from resultant perceptual experience.  For this purpose, my group has investigated various models analogous to predictive coding and active inference frameworks. For the past two decades, we have applied these frameworks to develop cognitive constructs for robots. My talk attempts to clarify underlying cognitive and mind mechanisms for compositionality, social cognition, and consciousness from analysis of emergent phenomena observed in these robotics experiments.


(1) Tani, J. (2016). “Exploring Robotic Minds: Actions, Symbols, and Consciousness as Self-Organizing Dynamic Phenomena.”, Oxford University Press. link

(2) Tani, J., & White, J. (2020). Cognitive neurorobotics and self in the shared world, a focused review of ongoing research. Adaptive Behavior, 1059712320962158.



Jun Tani received the D.Eng. degree from Sophia University, Tokyo in 1995. He started his research career with Sony Computer Science Lab. in 1993. He became a Team Leader of the Laboratory for Behavior and Dynamic Cognition, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan in 2001. He became a Full Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea in 2012. He is currently a Full Professor with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan. His current research interests include cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, phenomenology, complex adaptive systems, and robotics. 

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