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  • Current Work

    1. 1. Current Work & Interests Ben Salem Industrial Design Technische Universiteit Eindhoven b.i.salem@tue.nl polywork.com/~bsalem
    2. 2. Overview 44 slides • Conscious Robots • Is enactment the solution • Modelling Volition • Is free will an illusion? • Functional Neuro-Anatomy of the brain • Inspiration for Interactive Systems© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    3. 3. Contents • Introduction • What are Emotions • What is Volition • Understanding Consciousness • Modelling the Brain • MiniMe • Mollycuddle© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    4. 4. • Department of Industrial Design • 80 Staff since 2000/2001 • 3yrs Bachelor Degree, 2yrs Master Degree • Two Research groups and growing • User Centred Engineering • Designed Intelligence© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    5. 5. Vision • To understand ourselves and achieve higher spirituality and harmony with the aid of technology In fact, harmony is the life and real meaning of a true community or an organisation The teaching of Buddha© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    6. 6. Inspiration Ryugyong, Pyongyang, DPRK Burj el Arab, Dubai, UAE Pictures from the Internet© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    7. 7. Holistic Approach The tuna fish syndrome Picture from the Internet© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    8. 8. Why Holistic? High specifications leads to specialisation High Specialisation leads to lack of adaptivitiy© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    9. 9. The most adaptive and subjective system we know is ourselves. Picture from the Internet© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    10. 10. Volition No matter how high one’s aspiration may be, it must be attained step by step© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    11. 11. A linear model© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    12. 12. Benjamin Libet in 1979 reveals a substantial delay--the "mind time"--before any awareness affects how we view our mental activities. If all conscious awarenesses are preceded by unconscious processes, as Libet observes, we are forced to conclude that unconscious processes initiate our conscious experiences. Freely voluntary acts are found to be initiated unconsciously before an awareness of wanting to act- -a discovery with profound ramifications for our understanding of free will. Libet, B., Wright, E. W., Feinstein, B. & Pearl, D. K. (1979). Brain 102, 193 Pictures from the Internet© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    13. 13. © By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    14. 14. Emotions She was attempting to control her emotions© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
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    20. 20. Functional Neuro-Anatomy 1st Doomite Robot: Humans are so stupid! 2nd Doomite Robot: Thats because their brains are analogue instead of digital. From Voltron: Defender of the universe, Wikiquote© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    21. 21. Limbic System Picture from the Internet© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    22. 22. Amygdala© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    23. 23. Amygdala • Plays a key role in emotions • Seat of fear and pleasure assessment© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    24. 24. Hippocampus© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    25. 25. Hippocampus Indirect© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    26. 26. Hippocampus • Plays a role in memory and navigation© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    27. 27. Hypothalamus© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    28. 28. Hypothalamus • Connects to the endocrine system and release neurohormones • Involved in the regulation of body temperature, hunger, thirst and circadian cycles. • Part of the Control of emotions and sexual activity© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    29. 29. Awakeness© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    30. 30. Other Structures • Thalamus: Relay station • Brainstem: Respiration, cardiac rhythm, route of communication between brain and spinal cord • Cerebelum: Major sensorimotor structure that play an important role in the regulation an planning of movements.© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    31. 31. Emotional brain circuits© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    32. 32. The Reason for enacting • Is a disembodied brain a possibility? • Is a brainless body a possibility?© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    33. 33. Projects If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. Isaac Asimov© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    34. 34. Well Planned Progress?© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    35. 35. MiniMe • Bottom-up Approach • Work on joint control • Top-Down Approach • Modelling volition, emotions and now CS!© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    36. 36. © By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    37. 37. Anatomy of the knee joint Picture from the Internet© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    38. 38. Three types of motor units • S. Slow-twitch, FR. Fast-twitch, fatigue-resistant and, FF. Fast-twitch, fatiguable. • Muscles can operate under 3 modes: 1. small amount of force for prolonged period 2. Moderate amount of force sustainable for moderate amount of time 3. Large amount of force for brief periods.© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    39. 39. Biomimetic joint control© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    40. 40. Mimicking 3 muscle fibres© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    41. 41. Mollycoddle • Pampered and overprotected toy • Empathy, • 1st year students and now I’m coaching a 3rd year student for his final project© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    42. 42. Cuddle© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    43. 43. Mikko© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005
    44. 44. Questions?© By Ben Salem Presentation at SONY FW Labs, 9th September 2005

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