Liberation from Biological Limitations
via Physical, Cognitive and Perceptual Augmentation
Our goal is to make a world in which anyone can participate in creative social activities by controlling a large number of cybernetic avatars (CAs) in coordination using only the images of words and actions that come to mind, regardless of physical or brain limitations. To achieve this goal, we will improve the performance of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs), which read mental images and intentions, and promote their utilization in society. In conjunction with proactively addressing ethical issues, we aim to create a new industry centred around BMI-CA that can be trusted by society.
We aim to develop technology for deciphering brain information such as brain state and intentions from surface information, that is, information from non-invasive BMI and other body sensors, for use in daily life.
We aim to establish technology capable of sharing information directly between brains by using AI to extract and link brain intentions and conceptual information, while also using AI to coordinate many CAs simultaneously.
By the combined development of minimally-invasive BMI devices and other human-computer interfaces, we aim to develop BMI technology that can be fully utilized in human society, including clinical applications.
Development of Fundamental Technologies
We will search for and develop fundamental new technologies that are required for multiple R&D items. In addition, we will promote measures to improve the social acceptability of BMI technology.