CNRS-AIST JRL (Joint Robotics Laboratory), UMI3218/CRT is a joint laboratory established between a French
public organization CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and AIST and located at Intelligent Systems
Research Institute of the AIST at Tsukuba. The researchers from both countries are closely collaborating to pursue
the means of increasing robot's functional autonomy, using a humanoid robot as a main platform. The main research
subjects include: task and motion planning and control, reactive behavior control, and human-robot cooperation
through multimodal interface integrating brain-computer interface (BCI), vision and haptics. We are actively
conducting collaborative research with external research institutes within Japanese and European projects.
The framework is identified as the Unité Mixte Internationale (UMI, International Joint Research Unit) for CNRS and
concurrently as a Collaborative Research Team (CRT) for AIST, and defined as UMI/CRT.