Harmonized Human Machine Enviroment Lab.
Director: Prof. Shuji Hashimoto
Our laboratory is responsible for research on the vision system and the
KANSEI information system for humanoid robots. The research topics include
various fields such as environment recognition, human recognition and
KANSEI interface. Throughout these works, we aim to realize a harmonized
(A) Tele-handshaking system through telephone line.
(B) Haptic and tactile display for human tele-communication
(C) Hand-Shaped Force Interface for a Human-
Cooperative Mobile Robot
(D) Motion interface by weight shifting for an omni-directional vehicle
(E) Music generation driven by a grasping motion
Humanoid Robots are required to have a multimodal interface in
order to use visual, audio and other sensory communication channels
to share action and information space with humans. We have developed
some advanced interfaces, so that humans can operate machines intuitively,
such as a haptic and tactile interface, a motion interface and a
grasping interface. These are applied to robot control, music generation
and human communication as a sort of PostGUI device.
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