Human Machine Environment Lab.
Our laboratory is responsible for researches on
visual aspect and the realization of emotion in
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 human-machine environment.
Our laboratory is doing on Tele-Robotics and the
analysis of space structure for a robot's path planning.
We have developed a virtual robot simulator for
the empirical research of Tele-Robotics and have
proposed a method for the analysis of space structure
from scene images from an ocellus aspect.
We are doing close studies of the methods used to
communicate with robots smoothly as well as for
the recognition of human faces under various conditions.
We analyzed and evaluated the methods used to control
the robot in expressing non-verbal information.
As the first step in recognizing the motion of a
human face, we tried to extract the human face under
various conditions, and to detect facial poses and
We are developing a man-machine communication interface
for humanoid robots, especially for use in our daily
life communication. The main part of our study is
the modeling and development of a multi-modal interface,
which is needed to deal with our daily life communication
Mind-body Mechanism Lab.
We are doing researches on integrating the physical
and the psychological mechanism in order to clarify
the mechanism of human and to develop humanoid robots
co-existing with humans in our future society.
We are developing robots with the theme of "collaboration
between human and robots". WENDY realizes to
share working space with human, and WAMOEBA focuses
on communicating emotionally with human.