Brain Mind Robotics |
"Silicon Valley" (Palo Alto - San Jose) California
We Are Building a Robotic Bio-Computer, Based on the Functional Neuroanatomy of the Human Brain, and Which Can Speak, Reason, Read, Understand Language, Experience Self-Consciousness and Human Emotions, Think Creatively, and Physically Interact with the Environment.
STAGE 1: The creation of a stand-alone unit which is programmed to "reflexively" respond to simple visual and auditory stimuli, and to "reflexively" move the "eyes", turn the "head", open and close the "mouth" and its "hands", and make sucking, chewing, swallowing, swimming, and leg-lifting stepping movements, and to raise its "arms" and touch its "mouth" and "face."
1) The Basic Motor Unit is the most basic and lowest level and includes components which A) subserve motor subroutines (e.g. head turning, opening and closing the eyes, mouth, and hand, B) makes swimming and leg lifting movements and C) reflexively processes rudimentary visual stimuli based on size, distance, trajectory, speed transmitted from the Visual Unit D) reflexively responds to rudimentary auditory stimuli transmitted by the Auditory Unit.
2) The Sensory-Motor Unit receives input from and provides input to the Motor Unit, and includes components which A) integrates sound and visual perception with reflexive head and body tracking movements. B) increase and decrease arousal and motor activity in response to visual and auditory input, C) triggers complex defensive and offensive motor stereotypes, such as kicking, running, punching, flailing, smiling, frowning, and biting via hierarchical interactions with the Reflexive Motor Unit.
3) The Primary Vision Unit contains visual feature detectors sensitive to A) Movement, and B) specific objects, animals, faces, facial parts, body parts, actions, etc. and C) if certain parameter thresholds are reached then relay this information to the Motor Unit and Sensory-Motor Unit.
4) The Primary Auditory Unit Contains feature detectors sensitive to specific auditory and verbal parameters including A) environmental sounds and B) prosody, melody, rhythm, and C) if certain parameter thresholds are reached then relay this information to the Motor Unit and Sensory-Motor Unit.