The 1st International Workshop on Cognitive Neurorobotics


Monday, March 18, 2024 (All day) to Tuesday, March 19, 2024 (All day)


OIST Conference Center meeting rooms #1, 2, 3



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The recent advancements in artificial intelligence research are indeed remarkable, but on the other hand, we must acknowledge that the nature of this intelligence is still significantly different from human intelligence when viewed from a neurological and psychological perspective. While the capabilities of artificial intelligence can sometimes surpass those of humans, the process by which it acquires these capabilities is vastly different from the developmental process humans undergo from birth. Moreover, humans demonstrate an astonishing ability to generalize from limited experiences, a feat machines cannot replicate. The large language models that have recently gained significant attention can provide appropriate answers to many questions, but there are major doubts about whether cognitive processes not grounded in physical movement and sensory experience can ever be equivalent to human cognition. Furthermore, there is the question of whether phenomena like consciousness and free will, akin to those in humans, can emerge in artificial intelligence, and if so, under what conditions. This workshop aims to bring together distinguished experts actively involved in cognitive robotics research, drawing significant inspiration from fields such as neuroscience, developmental psychology, philosophy of life, and phenomenology. The goal is to discuss the aforementioned issues and find breakthroughs in research.


Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Stefano Nolfi, CNR-ISTC
  • Jochen Triesch, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Takashi Ikegami, The University of Tokyo
  • Yasuo Kuniyoshi, The University of Tokyo
  • Erhan Oztop, Ozyegin University
  • Kohei Nakajima, The University of Tokyo
  • Tom Froese, OIST

Organizer:  Jun Tani

Secretariat :  Tomoe Furuya
Contact :  tomoe.furuya at


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