Welcome to Ikegami Laboratory

東京大学大学院総合文化研究科 池上高志研究室

In this laboratory, we have been working on the field of artificial life for more than 15 years. Evolution of genetic codes, mutation rates and cooperative relationships were the main target of the first era of this lab. Then complexity of coupled cognitive systems were studied using dynamical recognizers and other recurrent neural (often embodied) systems. This was the second era.

Recently, we have entered the third era which is to construct artificial life in the real world. Any basic science can lead to innovative applications and Artificial life studies is no exception. In order to fruition the concepts developed through the study of artificial life, such as "autonomy", "enaction", "sustainability", and "evolvability", we have newly started several experimental and conceptual works, using chemical experiments, the internet web and some artworks.

2024.6.7-8 駒場リサーチキャンパスオープンに出展します

『社会連携研究部門 モビリティゼロ  アンドロイドと人工生命』


人工物にみられる生命的な現象を検証し生命とは何かを探究する「人工生命」という分野を研究しています。生命に見られる群れや意識や認知,さらには進化など幅広い現象を研究対象としています。本展示では,GPT-4によって自律的に活動するヒューマノイドALTER3や, 群れロボット(johnbot)などをご紹介します。


東京大学駒場2キャンパス 4号館 5階 516号室


6月7日(金) 10:00-17:00

6月8日(土) 10:00-17:00


2024.4.29 Paper is out!

Hiroki Kojima, Akiko Kashiwagi and Takashi Ikegami: Revealing Gene Expression Heterogeneity in a Clonal Population of Tetrahymena thermophila through Single-Cell RNA Sequencing. Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, 38, 101720 (2024).


2023.12.11 Paper is out!

Takahide Yoshida, Atsushi Masumori and Takashi Ikegami. From Text to Motion: Grounding GPT-4 in a Humanoid Robot "Alter3", arXiv:2312.06571 (2023).


Project page: https://tnoinkwms.github.io/ALTER-LLM/

2023.11.24 駒場祭に出展します


11.24 (金),  11.25 (土)


@ 東京大学駒場1キャンパス, 21 KOMCEE West 3階 K302

2023.10 Paper is out!

Atsushi Masumori and Takashi Ikegami. Spiking neural networks produce informational closure by stimulus avoidance, Biosystems, 104972 (2023).


2023.8.4 Evolution of Community Complexity Workshop


Place:  University of Tokyo, Komaba, 15-104
Time: 10:00-13:00

2023.7.23 Paper is out!

Chris Salter and  Takashi Ikegami. Sensing performance: from Balinese Character to Japanese androids, Theatre and Performance Design, 9(1-2), 91-111 (2023). (result of Dynamic Light funding, FRQSC)


2023.7.7 Paper is out!

Itsuki Doi, Weibing Deng and Takashi Ikegami. Spontaneous and information-induced bursting activities in honeybee hives. Sci Rep 13, 11015 (2023).