Artificial intelligence and multi-robot systems
Computational mechanisms that underly intelligent social behavior, artificial and natural. Such mechanisms include the ability to understand what others are doing and intend to do, and to generate appropriate cooperative, coordinated behavior. This research emphasizes both theory and experiments with robots to synthesize social intelligence in the lab, and in real-world applications including applications in molecular nano-scale robots.
Neurogenetics of motivation and social behavior
Our research aims to uncover the molecular and neural mechanisms that shape the interplay between social interaction and motivational behaviors. We use a combination of cell specific transcriptome analysis, spatial RNA maps, state of the art neurogenetic tools and novel tracking and machine vision technologies.