Implement intelligent robots that autonomously move, gesture, and change expressions based on spoken conversations with humans. Errand robot Robovie! Environment understanding and autonomous movement Must have the ability to understand its environment and move autonomously Recognize objects such as signs, buildings, people Recognize the meaning of characters and diagrams in signboards, markers Understand guide maps and comprehend routes Compare guide maps to the actual environment and move autonomously Research Contents Research to make computers intelligent is important for the advancement of information technology in the 21st century. In this research laboratory, our goal is to implement intelligent computers that can appropriately pick up on people’s intentions and to advance research on intelligent mechanisms that are the basis of that goal. To implement intelligent computers, we must develop mechanisms that can make common-sense judgments like humans such as judging amounts (big, small, etc.), time, and locations, and emotional/sensory judgments such as emotions and the five senses; judgments that are logical relationships with language concepts. The association mechanism implemented by measuring the degree of association with the concept base plays a particularly important role. As an application for intelligent computers, an intelligent robot is being developed that can hold spoken conversations with humans, understand its environment from images, and move autonomously.