Members

Research and development system

Organization Chart

Project Management
Collaboration with companies, international cooperation, holding symposiums, etc.
PM: ISHIGURO Hiroshi Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
R&D group Contents
1.Development of a CA which has a humanlike presence and a lifelikeness Development of a CA robots and cognitive science research on tele-operation
2.Research and development of unconstrained spoken dialogue Research on speech recognition, conversion, and synthesis, and integration of teleoperated and autonomous dialogues for CAs
3.Human level knowledge and concept acquisition Develop technologies which enable CAs to acquire the human level knowledge and concepts necessary for understanding the operator's intentions
4.Cooperative control of multiple CAs Development of a system for using multiple avatars in indoor environments
5.Development of CA platform Development and standardization of the CA platform in a wide range of outside environments
6.Multidisciplinary investigation on how avatars and devices affect users Physiological and neuroscientific research on the effects on the body of using CAs
7.Field experiments in the real world Management and operation of demonstration experiments involving multipe companies which target people with developmental disabilities and older adults, and research and development of 5G communication environments
8.Avatar social ethics design Propose a framework of moral behaviour for CA use and Avatar Law, and development od moral computing

Research Group Relationship

Actualization of CA with highly autonomous function
  • 1.Development of a CA which has humanlike presence and lifelikeness
  • 2.Research on unconstrained spoken dialogue
  • 3.Human level knowledge and concept acquisition
Actualization of CA platform linking multiple operators and CAs
  • 4.Cooperative control of multiple CAs
  • 5.Development of CA platform
Social implementation of CA and CA platform
  • 7.Field experiments in the real world
  • 8.Avatar social ethics design
  • Corporate Consortium
  • Avatar Social Ethics Design Consortium
6.Multidisciplinary investigation on how avatars and devices affect users

Members

Project manager
  • Hiroshi ISHIGURO (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

Group1: Development of a CA which has a humanlike presence and a lifelikeness Activities

Group leader
  • Hiroshi ISHIGURO (Osaka University)
    Development of a CA which has a humanlike presence and a semi-autonomous intelligent interface.
Principal investigator
  • Kohei OGAWA (Nagoya University)
    Research on the cognitive aspects of a high presence tele-operation interface
  • Yoshihiro NAKATA (The University of Electro-Communications)
    Research and development of a mobile humanoid CA
  • Masahiro SHIOMI (ATR)
    Development of a Huggable CA
  • Yuichiro YOSHIKAWA (Osaka University)
    Development of life-like CA and mechanisms for collaborative conversation
  • Takashi MINATO (RIKEN)
    A study on generating natural CA motion without being aware of tele-operation
  • Yutaka NAKAMURA (RIKEN)
    Development of an interaction behavior learning method for CAs

Group2: Research and development on unconstrained spoken dialogue Activities

Group leader
  • Tatsuya KAWAHARA (Kyoto University)
    Research and development for unconstrained remote spoken dialogue
Principal investigator
  • Hiroshi SARUWATARI (The University of Tokyo)
    Research and development for acoustic information processing and voice conversion
  • Ryuichiro HIGASHINAKA (Nagoya University)
    Research and development for dialogue knowledge processing
  • Akinobu LEE (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
    Research and development of CG-CA specific dialogues
  • Kazunori Komatani (Osaka University)
    Research and development for robust spoken dialogue processing

Group3: Human level knowledge and concept acquisition Activities

Group leader
  • Tatsuya HARADA (The University of Tokyo)
    Concept learning and multimodal recognition
Principal investigator
  • Yusuke KUROSE (The University of Tokyo)
    Corpus development for semantic understanding
  • Lin Gu (RIKEN (AIP) )
    Continuous Learning and Memory Mechanism
  • Yusuke MUKUTA (The University of Tokyo)
    Research on time series prediction and estimation of the causality measure
  • Jun SUZUKI (Tohoku University)
    Natural language processing

Group4: Cooperative control of multiple CAs Activities

Group leader
  • Takayuki NAGAI (Osaka University)
    Development of flexible CA control technologies
Principal investigator
  • Tomoaki NAKAMURA (The University of Electro-Communications)
    Hierarchical control for autonomous mobile robots
  • Komei SUGIURA (Keio University)
    Research and development of Embodied Dialogue CAs
  • Tadahiro TANIGUCHI (Ritsumeikan University)
    Research and development of Daily-Physical-Support CAs
  • Yosuke SUZUKI (Kanazawa University)
    Tactile sensing and control for CA manipulation
  • Masayuki HIRATA (Osaka University)
    CA control based on invasive BMIs

Group5: Development of CA platform Activities

Group leader
  • Takahiro MIYASHITA (ATR)
    Development of a platform, hierarchical cooperative control, and tele-operator allocation for CA
Principal investigator
  • Akira UTSUMI (ATR)
    User/CA activity monitoring and management
  • Takashi YOSHIMI (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
    Standardization for CAs

Group6: Multidisciplinary investigation on how avatars and devices affect users Activities

Group leader
  • Shinpei KAWAOKA (Kyoto University)
    Integrative biological analyses on how avatars and devices affect users
Principal investigator
  • Yoshihiro IZUMI (Kyushu University)
    A survey of biomarkers to assess the impact of avatars and devices on users
  • Masahiko HARUNO (NICT)
    Brain response analysis during the use of avatars and devices
  • Hidenobu SUMIOKA (ATR)
    Designing experimental systems for the investigation of biological responses to avatars and devices
  • Aya NAKAE (ATR)
    Hormonal responses to avatars and devices: towards the formulation of health standards for users

Group7: Field experiments in the real world Activities

Group leader
  • Hiroshi ISHIGURO (Osaka University)
Principal investigator
  • Takahiro MIYASHITA (ATR)
    Development of a field experiment platform for CAs and support activities of a corporate consortium for Avatar-Symbiotic Society
  • Hirokazu KUMAZAKI (Nagasaki University)
    Demonstration experiment for individuals with developmental disorders and depressive disorders
  • Shuichi NISHIO (Osaka University)
    Field testing for older adults and consortium management
  • Masayuki MURATA (Osaka University)
    Research and development of 5G communication systems

Group8: Avatar social ethics design Activities

Group leader
  • Yukiko NAKANO (Seikei University)
    Consortium management for avatar social ethics design and research on avatar communication
Principal investigator
  • Takayuki KANDA (Kyoto University)
    Research and development of moral computing
  • Minao KUKITA (Nagoya University)
    Moral behavior in CAs and humans
  • Kaori ISHII (Chuo University)
    Legal research on privacy issues
  • Fumio SHIMPO (Keio University)
    Research on the avatar law
  • Harumichi YUASA (Meiji University)
    Study of the social implementation of avatars