Brain-inspired Cognitive Intelligence Lab
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
About the Brain-inspired Cognitive Intelligence Lab:
Brain-inspired Intelligence is a long term strategic scientific program proposed by Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA). It is based on the vision of the institute which emphasize the trend on the evolution from Automation to Information Technology, and ultimately to Intelligence Science. Brain-inspired Intelligence is the grand challenge for achieving Human-level Artificial Intelligence. The efforts on Brain-inspired Intelligence focus on understanding and simulating the cognitive brain at multiple scales as well as its applications to brain-inspired intelligent systems. The main research focus on Brain-inspired Intelligence includes but not limited to neural computation and cognitive brain modeling, neuromorphic computing systems, Brain-inspired information processing, and neural robotics.
The Brain-inspired Cognitive Intelligence Lab (officially founded in April, 2015) contains three research groups. Namly, the Cognitive Brain Modeling Group (founded in June, 2013, previously as Neural Computation Group), the Brain-inspired Information Processing Group, and the Neuro-robotics Group. The Brain-inspired Cognitive Intelligence Lab is with participations from various Labs in this institute.
Cognitive Brain Modeling Group
Brain-inspired Information Processing Group
The Brain-inspired Information Processing Group investigate on the next generation information processing theories, techniques, and applications inspired by the information processing principles from the brain. Its current goal is to build a Multi-modal Cognitive Machine with vision, audition, language processing, thinking capabilities. It has great potentials in the field of large-scale, multi-modal data and information processing.
The core task of Neuro-Robotics Group (NRG) is to do research and development on the next generation of intelligent robot system, by imitating and learning the mechanics of the human neural system. Currently, NRG is conducting the CASIA Motor Brain Project and studying the mechanics of conscious movement and subconscious movement simultaneously. Up to now, the basic model has been established and a hardware platform is being built to test and exhibit the results. A series of related papers have been published on IEEE Transactions, and NRG is invited by Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience to organize a special issue on this field.