Research



Creation of a human like robot rich in relationship with human


 
Android
(Osaka University)

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Geminoid (Teleoperated Android) 
(ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Osaka University)

Our research focuses on the “presence” (the feeling of human existence beside us). Where does the feeling of human presence come from? Can we transfer or reproduce the human presence by technology? To answer this question, we conduct our study through development of various androids.

 

 
Robovie(Daily life work robot)
(ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Osaka University) 
Robovie is a self-contained robot equipped with fundamental functionalities to communicate with humans. This robot was developed in ATR under an objective to provide services in the future daily life. We use this robot for basic studies in human robot interaction.

 


 
Robot that connects humans
(JST ERATO ASADA Synergistic Intelligence Project, Osaka University)

This study focuses on communication among more than two agents. What kinds of properties of individuals enable human communication? How can a robot utilize them to support? To answer these questions, we are developing so small humanoid robots that they can be introduced into communication among humans.





Perceptual information infrastructure・Intelligent robot infrastructure

 
Wireless Sensor Networks
Osaka UniversityATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories

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Omnidirectional Sensor & Skin Sensor
(Osaka University)


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High kinematic performance humanoid robot
(Osaka university・JST ERATO ASADA Synergistic Intelligence)



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Electro Magnetic Actuator
(Osaka University)

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Understanding humans by building robot



Android Science
(ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Osaka University)
In order to develop the robots which humans can feel as human-like, we need to know how humans recognize others. By using human-like robot, we are able to investigate human nature scientifically. Therefore, we try to combine robot engineering and human science through developing the android, and we study in a new field “Android Science”





Research of robots based on Yuragi 
(Osaka University)

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Cognitive Development Robotics
(JST ERATO ASADA Synergistic Intelligence Project, Osaka University)
How do humans interact richly with the surrounding humans and develop themselves?   
By creating developmental robots, and by understanding how people react to robots, this research aims to investigate the basic mechanism of human development.




Center of Human-friendly Robotics Based on Cognitive Neuroscience
(Osaka University・ATR・NICT)

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Field experiments with interactive robots



Field Trials with social robot 
(ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Osaka University)
In this research, we develop various systems and applications for future through field trials with social robot. We have some field trials with general people to make the future that robots will go with people in real world and to reveal techniques that will be used actually.




Introduction of robot into the clinical room
(Osaka University・AIST・Tokyo University)
In a clinical room, the patient has a formal conversation with the doctor. We are conducting an experiment in which an android is introduced in such a clinical scene. The android has the effect of easing patient’s anxiety, facilitating the communication, and increasing the satisfaction level of medical service.




Robot Drama & Android Drama
(Osaka University/ATR Intelligent Robotics Laboratory)
For a robot to participate human society, it should be able to make people feel their minds. In this project, we are making “robot/android” drama directed by Prof. Hirata who is the world-wide stage director and scenarist, where humanoid robots or androids play as actors with human actors. It will be connected to building a emotional robot, understanding human recognition of mind, and demonstrating a scene of future society with robots. 




The house where all one feel comfortable
(Osaka University, Daiwa house Industry)


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