In the development of human society, the invention and use of machine is an important sign of human being’s entering into industrialization, and machine becomes an independent actuator, which realizes the separation of executor and action instruction sender from our human. Furthermore, the emergence of artificial intelligence makes it possible for a machine to become a sender of instructions through interactions with environment and human, and as a result, the sender and executor of the instruction are unified on the machine itself.

This report systematically analyzes behavior-based artificial intelligence from evolution of automatic control. Then, taking “how to sense like a human being” as the topic, the talk puts forward the framework of robot active perception, introduces the main achievements of the team in visual multi-target detection, visual tactile representation, multimodal fusion and developmental learning, and takes “how to operate like a human being” as the problem, gives the main achievements of the team in learning smart operation skills such as active imitation learning and preference learning achievements.

Next, a new concept “Bcent” is proposed to model the unity of learning and coordination among sensing, cognition and behavior, and a new theoretical framework for behavior learning is proposed yet. Finally, the challenge and problems for behavior AI are discussed.

The Lecturer

Sun Fuchun, professor and doctoral supervisor of the Department of Computer Science and Technology of Tsinghua University, international publication “IEEE Trans. On Neural Networks” , “Soft Computing” and “International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems” editorial board member, IEEE Control System Society International Conference Editorial Board Member, IEEE Control System Society Intelligent Control Technical Committee member. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Application from Tsinghua University in March 1998. From January 1998 to January 2000, he was engaged in postdoctoral research in the Department of Automation of Tsinghua University. He has been working in the Department of Computer Science and Technology since 2000.