Our strategy of synthesizing intelligent behavior is naturally limited by the state of the art in the synthetic disciplines: We can only synthesize those aspects of intelligent behavior that are within the capabilities of the synthetic disciplines. We therefore anticipate the need to advance the state of the art so as to remove bottlenecks imposed on our scientific strategy.
We cannot anticipate the synthetic bottlenecks we will encounter in Research Unit 1. We therefore present three example projects to illustrate the research conducted in this research unit. Suitable projects (1) anticipate and remove a bottleneck impeding the synthesis of intelligent behavior and (2) in doing so make a fundamental scientific contribution that goes beyond the removal of this bottleneck and represents a publishable, scientific contribution to a synthetic discipline.