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What is Hierarchical Bio-Navigation?

Our world is filled with the activities of animals, including humans, and artificial objects. “Hierarchical navigation” is the primary mechanism supporting biological and human society. In this project, we define “navigation” (how to reach a destination) as individual-level activity, “interaction” as a mutual influence among individuals and with the environment, and “hierarchical navigation” as the behavior of groups reaching destinations in a hierarchical manner. We will develop measurement devices and analysis methods to determine the essential components of hierarchical navigation and the causal relationships among the components. By creating a new academic field named “Hierarchical Bio-navigation,” we aim to transform the methodology and technology for the behavior of organisms, including humans.

Members Researchers
Research group leader of the project
Koichi HashimotoProfessor
A01 Physical Team

Ken Yoda

Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

Shizuko Hiryu

Faculty of Life and Medical Sciences, Doshisha University

Susumu Takahashi

Graduate School of Brain Science, Doshisha University

Hiraku Nishimori

Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University

A02 Cyber Team

Koichi Hashimoto

Research group leader of the project

Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University

Takuya Maekawa

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Associate Professor

Keisuke Fujii

Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University
Associate Professor

Yasutoshi Makino

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Associate Professor

Hiroaki Kawashima

Graduate School of Information Science, University of Hyogo

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