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System Design

System Design

photo MARUYAMA, Tsutomu TRIOS
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photo MORITA, Masahiko TRIOS
Biological Information Processing Laboratory
Research Areas:
Neural Network, Brain-like Computing, Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience

Masahiko_MORITA_study

Classical artificial intelligence that infers according to preprogrammed rules works well under limited conditions but cannot cope well with complex real world. Meanwhile, human beings, and also animals such as dogs, can learn by themselves to make proper decisions and actions in the real world. The essential part of how the brain performs such intelligent and flexible information processing has hardly been made clear.
We are focusing on both the clarification of the brain mechanism and realization of the flexible intelligence, which we believe are closely tied to each other, using the “distributed representation”―expression of information by a pattern rather than a symbol―as a key.
Our current research widely ranges from fundament to application. Fundamental researches include modeling of the brain functions such as vision and memory and brain neural circuits such as hippocampus, theoretical examination and computer simulation of the model, and its verification by means of psychophysical experiment or comparison with hysiological data. Applied researches include development of a new-type neural network with high learning ability and pattern recognition ability, and processing of biological signals such as EMG and EEG.

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photo HASEGAWA, Manabu TRIOS
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photo NOBUHARA, Hajime TRIOS
Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Laboratory
Research Areas:
Computational Intelligence, Multimedia, BigData, IoT, Web-intelligence, UAV, Blockchain
photo KAWASAKI, Masahiro TRIOS
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photo NIIZATO, Takayuki TRIOS
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photo SHIBUYA, Takeshi TRIOS
Machine Intelligence Laboratory
Research Areas:
artificial intelligence, machine learning, agent system

Takeshi_SHIBUYA_study

The aim of our laboratory is to develop methods to make systems which learn autonomously. Our research field are machine learning(neural network, Bayesian estimation, reinforcement learning etc.), meta-heuristic optimization and related theories. We currently approach from fundamental side and practical side. From fundamental side, we develop learning algorithm inspired by other theoretical research, such as computational topology, circuit theory. From practical side, we apply machine learning technique to prediction of blasting effects, walking supporting machine and reducing energy cost.

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Man-Machine Systems and Robotics

Man-Machine Systems and Robotics

photo AIYAMA, Yasumichi TRIOS
Manipulation System laboratory
Research Areas:
Dexterous robot manipulation, Translation of human dexterity to robot manipulator, Advanced indsutrial robot

Yasumichi_AIYAMA_study

For realization of human-like dexterous robot manipulation, it is important to kinenmatical and geometrical modeling of manipulation. Why human can manipulate a heavy or large object even if it cannot be picked up by his/her hand. When he/she manipultes such object, they may push, tilt or tumble the object on a floor or a table. We should analyze such manipulation model to show why it is possible and merits of such manipulation methods. With this process, we can translate such human dexterity to robot manipulation. We realize several dexterous robot manipultion; pivoting a large and heavy object on a floor, environment-contacting manipulation task, throwing and catching without landing impact, etc. We also try to implement these dexterous robot manipulation methods and analysis methods into advanced indsutrial robot and factory automation system.

photo HOSHINO, Kiyoshi TRIOS
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photo IWATA, Hiroo TRIOS
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photo KUZUOKA, Hideaki TRIOS
Groupware Laboratory
Research Areas:
CSCW, Groupware, Mediated Communication, Social Robot, tangible user interface, e-Health

Hideaki_KUZUOKA_study

By taking interdisciplinary approach of engineering, ethnography, cognitive science, and education engineering, we are developing technologies to enhance capability of human-to-human communication and to support man-machine interaction. For example, we are developing remote collaboration systems using a robot or mobile terminals, a web based system to support family caregivers of a family member with mental illness, a science education tool using virtual reality, and a usability testing tool for aged people. To proceed our studies based on the actual needs, we are collaborating with museums, medical doctors, junior high schools, and industries. Furthermore, by collaborating with cognitive scientists, ethnographers, and educational engineers, we are revealing features of human-human communication and human-machine interaction. These understandings are our solid foundation of our technology developments. In this way, we are achieving world-class outcomes in Human-Computer Interaction research area.

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photo NAKAUCHI, Yasushi TRIOS
Human Robot Interaction Laboratory
Research Areas:
Human-Robot Interface, Sensor Fusion, Intelligent Environment

Yasushi_NAKAUCHI_study

Research in Human-Robot Interaction Lab. encompasses variety of sensor-applied systems for better human life. In general, robotic system is composed as the cycle of sensing, recognition, planning, and actuation. We applied it to the human surrounding environments such as room, home, office, and hospital. This notion is so called intelligent environment. The ubiquitous sensors embedded in the human surrounding environment senses and recognize human behaviors, plans how it support human, and provide support to human using multimedia (i.e. graphics, gestures, voices). The application encompasses HEMS (Home Energy Management System), elderly person monitoring system, and security system. We also are developing variety of sensor embedded systems such as intelligent white cane to prevent falling off at station for visually impaired persons and intelligent medicine case to prevent incorrect dosing.

photo SANKAI, Yoshiyuki TRIOS
Cybernics Laboratory
Research Areas:
Cybernics, robotic treatment device,bio robotics, neuro machine interface

Yoshiyuki_SANKAI_study

We have pioneered innovative human support technology in a new academic field, “Cybernics”. Cybernics is a frontier science centered on cybernetics, mechatronics and informatics, and is a new domain of interdisciplinary academic field of human-assistive technology to improve, support, enhance and regenerate human’s physical functions, which challenges to integrate and harmonize humans and robots (RT: robotics technology) with the basis of information technology (IT) in a functional, organic, and social manner, based on several areas of science and technology such as neuroscience, physiology, robotics, computer science, medicine, behavioral science, ethics, safety engineering, psychology, cognitive science and social science.
1)physiological human-assistive technology from neuro to muscular systems: detecting, processing and utilizing the electrical potential/analyzing and managing physiological and kinematic data/applying brain function analysis and studying cybernic treatment with device, which combines HAL and implanted devices, etc)
2) human-assistive technology to improve, assist, expand and regenerate patient’s brain neuro-physical function (research on the robot suit and human-assistive devices/ systematic understanding of Cybernics control theory and the establishment of implementation technology/verification of iBF (interactive biofeedback)
3)life-assistive technology for the gentle monitoring at medical treatment sites and daily living space

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photo SUZUKI, Kenji TRIOS
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Research Areas:
Artificial Intelligence, Cybernics, Wearable Robots, and Augmented Human

Kenji_SUZUKI_study

Artificial Intelligence and Cybernics technologies for assisting and empowering people. We have been conducting a number of research and development in key technologies and systems for Wearable Robots / Interface and Assistive Technologies, and Affective Computing.

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photo TSUBOUCHI, Takashi TRIOS
Intelligent Robot Laboratory
Research Areas:
mobile robots, SLAM, Field and Service Robots

Takashi_TSUBOUCHI_study

The aim of our research is to develop new technologies for the autonomous and automatic machines (robots) that will support our daily life in real environment. Humans and animals are able to achieve various tasks in much more complicated environments. The objective of our research is to endow autonomous machines with the same capabilities, that is to say, to realize useful and reliable autonomous robot by endowing them with flexibility, adaptability, robustness and reliability in order to fulfill accurately a given task in any environment. Since hardware and software of computer technology or the so-called IT is rapidly improving now, computer serves the part of most jobs about communication, processing and storage of information. We would like to use this “usefulness” not only in computer worlds but also in the real world. We can say that this is our research objective. As an example to the above purpose, we are developing a mobile robot to reach the given goal location and work on the requested task in outdoor field or in indoor building environment. Our main research topic is to discover the technologies for realizing such kind of robots.

photo YANO, Hiroaki TRIOS
Laboratory site
Research Areas:
Virtual Reality, Gait Rehabilitation
photo KAWAMOTO, Hiroaki TRIOS
Laboratory site
Research Areas:
Human-machine integration, Cybernics, biological movement and physiological analysis, robot therapy, the robot safety

Hiroaki_KAWAMOTO_study

We are developing human support systems and the technology for the following areas: (1) improvement of the impaired physical body functions, (2) physiologic functions examination for medical and health care fields, (3) reducing heavy load in manual labor and care fields, and (4) controlling the motion and sensation of the athletes for the sports
training.

Our developments include human-machine integration systems, biological motor control systems, biological/physiological system analysis, robot treatment technology, motion and skill learning support system, robot safety technology.

We conduct the research in area of the human support systems to contribute to the society by integrally implementing the fundamental researches related with proof of concept, applied researches for actual use and safety, and empirical study to investigate the effectiveness in actual environment.

We are solving various issues which rises and occurs in actual fields.

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photo MOCHIYAMA, Hiromi TRIOS
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Flexible Robotics/Haptics

Hiromi_MOCHIYAMA_study

“Flexible Robot”-ics Laboratory aims at developing the technology and building up the theory for novel “flexible” robots and haptic devices from all angles. We are challenging a wide variety of research topics on “flexible robot”-tics including 1) impulse force generators using snap-through buckling of closed elastica and its applications to compact jumping, running or swimming robots with animal-like motions, 2) chameleon-like shooting manipulation utilizing a string-like thin flexible object, 3) a rubber artificial skin layer which sandwiches thin mechatronic devices such as strain gauges, 4) Smart Mechanics, a robotics theory on robot joints for power flow modulation by drastic switching of their mechanical impedance, 5) real-time shape estimation for elastic rod handling, and so on.

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photo TANAKA, Fumihide TRIOS
Fumihide Tanaka Laboratory
Research Areas:
Social Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Education Support, Development and Learning, Active Seniors

Fumihide_TANAKA_study

We study robotics and information technologies for an aging society with a declining birthrate. Until now, we have been actively working in the field of robotics and children, and some of those works are gaining global recognition. In addition, our latest projects target employment support for older people, and technologies that incorporate a virtue of Japan. In collaboration with academia and industry worldwide, we pursue high-impact goals for society.

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photo YAMASHITA, Jun TRIOS
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photo HASHIMOTO, Yuki TRIOS
Feel Engineering Laboratory
Research Areas:
Tactile Interface, Interactive Technologies, Virtual Reality, Telexistence
photo OSAWA, Hirotaka TRIOS
Human-Agent Interaction Laboratory
Research Areas:
Human-agent interaction; anthropomophization; artificial intelligence; communication game

Hirotaka_OSAWA_study

Human-agent interaction (HAI) has become an important field in the field of human-computer interaction. The agent in HAI behaves with users as if it has its own intentions. It triggers users’ social responses, and instructs users through social channels. The use of HAI is widespread from the field of entertainment to medical purposes. The key factor in agent design through HAI is whether it has necessary and sufficient triggering expressions to evoke users’ social behaviors. If we mistake the selection of appropriate expressions for users and tasks, we could create exaggerated agents that would impose greater cognitive loads on users. Our laboratory proposes to use HAI method in the field of HCI, where all expressions that evoke a user as an agent (like shape, motion, behavior, and auditory and visual changes) are called agential triggers.

photo PUENTES, Sandra TRIOS
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photo ZEMPO, Keiichi TRIOS
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Human Behaviour Measurement, Utilization and Integration of Large Scale Data, Array Signal Prosessing, Substitution Sense, Service Engineering

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Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Instrumentation and Control Engineering

photo HORI, Noriyuki TRIOS
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Research Areas:
Discrete-Time Modeling, Electrical/Mechanical/Aeronautical Applications

While the form of control implementation has shifted from analog to digital, in an attempt to maximize performances of a modern system, its design requires techniques peculiar to a digital format and assumes the use of a high-speed processor, preventing wide-spread applications especially to high-speed and low-cost devices. Digital Control Laboratory has been working on a number of discretization methods to overcome these issues and on their applications to digital control of such systems as stepping motors, power-converters, and miniature air-jet hovering vehicles.

photo YABUNO, Hiroshi TRIOS
Nonlinear Mechanical System laboratory
Research Areas:
Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Control, Bifurcations, Mechanical systems

Hiroshi_YABUNO_study

As mechanical systems become lighter, faster, and more flexible, various nonlinear instability phenomena can be easily produced in practical systems. Furthermore, while the control methods have been established to suppress the nonlinear instabilities, their positive utilization of nonlinear instability is more expected to realize innovative high-performance mechanical systems. In order to advance the sensitivity and feasibility much more, it is received much attention to utilize nonlinear instabilities other than conventional resonance phenomena, for example , parametric resonance, self-excited oscillation, nonlinear resonances as subharmonic and superharmonic resonances, and so on . In particular, in the fields of NEMS and MEMS, the positive utilization of the nonlinear instabilities is growing much more in 5 years. In my laboratory, toward the realization of high-performance mechanical systems in the various scales from nano to macro, innovative nonlinear control methods are proposed theoretically and experimentally.

photo DATE, Hisashi TRIOS
Control and Robotics Laboratory
Research Areas:
Model
predictive control for nonlinear systems, autonomous mobile robot,
self-driving system, snake-like robot and mechanical system design.

Hisashi_DATE_study

The mission of this research group is to demonstrate to control what is not easy to control. Controlled objects of our interest thus often contain nonlinearity and can be found in robot systems. Recent topics include parallelized model predictive control on GPU, design and control of various type of snake like robot, and control system for intelligent autonomous mobile robot. Since our control target covers a variety of objects, some may be solved by sophisticated algorithms and some may require elaborate mechanical structure. We pursue the solution by whatever means possible.

photo WAKATSUKI, Naoto TRIOS
Laboratory site
Research Areas:
Vibration sensor, musical acoustics, acoustic imaging, acoustic engineering, inverse problem, numerical simulation

Naoto_WAKATSUKI_study

In this laboratory, the research area covers acoustic engineering such as sound and vibration by using both the numerical simulations and the experiments. The research targets include the followings; (a) the sound whose informations are utilized such as music, voice, warning beep, and abnormal noise, (b) the interaction between the sound and the medium in which the sound propagates are utilized as a probe to obtain the spatial information, such as an ultrasonic diagnostic, sonar, ultrasonic anemometer, (c) the vibrations are only utilized to improve the functions of electronic components and do not appear as their input or output. Our recent reseearch themes include modeling of the sound generation mechanism based on the measurements and the applications to electronic musical instruments in musical acoustics area, non-destructive testing methods and visualization methods in acoustical imaging area, and the sensors for medium properties like density, viscosity, and elesticity in sensing area. In our laboratory, many students are so curious as to try everything, who love making things regardless of the hardware and software, or full of inquisitive spirit.

photo MAEDA, Yuka TRIOS
Bioinstrumentation System Laboratory
Research Areas:
Bioinstrumentation, Home Healthcare System, Photoplethysmography, Wearable Device

Yuka_MAEDA_study

The increase in the elderly population and the prevention of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes highlight the importance of personal health care.
The photoplethysmograph (PPG) is popular for physiological monitoring, because it is simple, inexpensive, and easy to use. In addition, no special techniques are necessary to attach the sensors, but monitoring pulse rates in daily life is difficult because the PPG is sensitive to body movement. The artifacts from body movement are caused by changes in the blood volume at the measurement site.
Here, we consider the motion artifacts related to measurement volume. We focused on the blood-flow distribution in the skin. The penetration depth of light is dependent on its wavelength and infrared light reaches deeper tissues than green light ones. To reduce motion artifacts, we applied green LED to wearable PPG device.

photo YAMAGUCHI, Tomoyuki TRIOS
Instrumentation and Computing Engineering Laboratory
Research Areas:
Multi-media sensing, Robotics, Embodied Sound Media

Tomoyuki_YAMAGUCHI_study

The target of our laboratory is to create a safety and cozy social environment by developing a new interface between human-machine, machine-machine, and human-human. We have been conducting the research of software and hardware related to vision, auditory system, somatosensory. The studies that our focus are image processing and image measurement dealing with the image signal as visual information, audio measurement and sound expression based on the audio signal as auditory information, bodily expression by measuring acceleration and gyro information as somatosensory, and mobile robot and communication technology which was associated with these senses.

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Communication Systems

Communication Systems

photo KAMEDA, Yoshinari TRIOS
Computer Vision and Image Media Laboratory
Research Areas:
Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Massive Sensing, Real world application

Yoshinari_KAMEDA_study

We are pursuing the new methodology on vision and image media in order to realize better society by the help of information technology and high computation.

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photo KOGA, Hiroki TRIOS
Information Theory Laboratory
Research Areas:
Information Theory, Information Security

Hiroki_KOGA_study

We are interested in establishing new theories in information theory. We are also interested in cryptographic primitives based on information-threoretic security such as Shannon-theoretic cryptosystem, secret sharing schemes, and digital fingerprinting codes.

photo MIZUTANI, Koichi TRIOS
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photo UTSURO, Takehito TRIOS
Natural Language Processing Laboratory
Research Areas:
Natural language processing, Web mining, information retrieval, human-machine communication by speech and language, understanding and creating entertainment and educational contents, language processing by deep learning, artificial intelligence

Takehito_UTSURO_study

(1) Web retrieval and mining technologies such as review analysis by deep learning, search engine suggests analysis, and topic modeling of Web pages.
(2) human-machine communication by speech and language, recognizing emotion in speech such as joy and sadness, converting emotion in speech.
(3) machine translation technologies including learning translation lexicon and rules, and neural machine translation.
(4) detecting cultural gaps between countries by collecting and comparatively analyzing multilingual Web pages.
(5) assisting the process of foreign language learning by utilizing a tool for paraphrasing expressions into
easier ones, and a tool for detecting errors in word usages and grammars.

photo EBIHARA, Tadashi TRIOS
Laboratory site
Research Areas:
Communication Engineering, Undewater Acoustics, and Network Sensing

Tadashi_EBIHARA_study

This laboratory conducts the research mainly in digital communications and signal processing.

– Underwater acoustic communication system
Underwater acoustic (UWA) communications in shallow water play an important role for various activities, such as navigation and communication for underwater autonomous vehicles, and a demand for high-speed communication is now increasing. However, high-speed UWA communication in shallow water is still an ongoing challenge due to the characteristics of the UWA channel.
At present, signal processing methods to achieve above requirements are designed, and evaluated in simulations and experiments.

– Acoustic communication system for mobile devices
Recently, acoustic communication targeted for mobile devices has been attracted many researchers as the computational capacity of the mobile device increases. The acoustic communication requires only a pair of microphone and loudspeaker, which a variety of mobile devices employ. Although the modem could be installed as software, numerous calculations are required to the mobile devices to achieve acoustic communications, whose computational power is improving but still lacked to perform the acoustic communication.
At present, software-based modem whose calculation cost is small and suitable for mobile devices is designed and evaluated in experiments.

– Visible light communication system
Visible light communication is one of the critical technologies for intelligent transport systems (ITS). The visible light communication can utilize current LED lighting equipment as a transmitter, and it has an advantage that we can develop large-scale communication system by utilizing existing infrastructure (e.g. tail ramp of the vehicle and traffic signal) as a transmitter. However, current visible light communication system requires complicated and expensive devices for the receiver, such as high-frame-rate image sensor.
To provide high-speed visible light communication with existing simple devices, such as smartphone, optical attachment for smartphone is desngned and evaluated in experiments.

photo HOSHINO, Jun-ichi TRIOS
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photo KAKEYA, Hideki TRIOS
Visual Media Laboratory
Research Areas:
3D Imaging, Autostereoscopic Display, Media Technology, Natural Language Processing

Hideki_KAKEYA_study

We are engaged in media technologies, including 3D imaging and natural language processing. As for 3D imaging, we are developing new autostereoscopic (glassless) 3D displays with higher resolutions and less eyestrains. We are also applying our original 3D displays to surgery simulations and HUD for assistance of vehicle drivers. As for natural language processing, we are focusing on social issues by analyzing minutes of Japanese Diet, editorials in the newspapers, book reviews on the net, and the interviews of CEOs.

photo KITAHARA, Itaru TRIOS
Computer Vision and Image Media
Research Areas:
Free-Viewpoint Video, Rea-World Imaging, Computer Vision, Image Media

Itaru_KITAHARA_study

Vision is one of the most important functions to understand the real world around us.
We are acquiring various information such as shape, color, material and so on. My researching interest is based on to unravel this prominent mechanism by researching Computer Vision.
We try to explain information which is difficult to express in words by drawing pictures or symbols. My another interest is understanding suitable methods to express various information using Computer Graphics technology.
By merging the results of the two research activities, we open up a new field in Image Media research, “Real-World Imaging,” which aims to display captured image data with making them into more understandable or attractive. For example, Free-Viewpoint Video and Augmented Reality are the researching topics.

photo TANI, Takahisa TRIOS
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Cooperative Graduate School

Cooperative Graduate School

photo GOTO, Masataka Masataka Goto’s Laboratory
Research Areas:
Music Information Processing, Singing Information Processing, Media Interaction

Masataka_GOTO_study

With a focus on Music Information Processing and Singing Information Processing, Masataka Goto’s Laboratory conducts research on media interaction technologies that can enrich people’s life. In 1992 Masataka Goto was one of the first to start work on automatic music understanding, and has since been at the forefront of research in music technologies and music interfaces based on those technologies. For example, we have developed “Songle” (http://songle.jp) that is a web service for active music listening based on music-understanding technologies, “Songrium” (http://songrium.jp) that is a web service for music browsing assistance based on web and music technologies, “TextAlive” (http://textalive.jp) that is a web service for creating lyrics animations based on music-understanding, human-computer interaction, and programming language technologies, and “VocaListener” that is a singing-to-singing synthesis system for making it easier to synthesize natural singing voices and has been released as a commercial product (VOCALOID Job Plugin).

photo KITA, Yasuyo Yasuyo Kita’s Laboratory
Research Areas:
Robot vision, Image processing and recognition

Yasuyo_KITA_study

Aiming at realizing machine vision with flexible recognition abilities like human beings, we’ve been studying computer vision mainly in the robotics field. Especially, visual recognition of soft and deformable objects is challenging and very interesting subject.
Right figure is an experimental example of visual perception for automatically handling clothing items by the robot. In the case where the dual arm robot is requested to pick up a pullover from a table and to open it in the air by holding its both shoulders with the two hands, the robot should understand the state of the pullover after picking it up by one hand to know the location and the pose of the shoulder in the deformed shape. Because of the large variation in clothing deformation, such visual recognition is not easy. We are tackling this problem by simulating the physical deformation of clothing item and by analyzing observed 3D data based on predicted shapes obtained by the simulation. Active visual recognition realized by utilizing robot action for obtaining more informative observation is another interesting topic.

photo KURATA, Takeshi Laboratory site
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photo MURAKAWA, Masahiro Laboratory site
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Masahiro_MURAKAWA_study

Our team is conducting social problem-solving oriented research on utilization of artificial intelligence technology. We are now tackling mainly toward practical use of AI-aided diagnosis systems based on anomaly detection with image and acoustic analysis for social-infrastructure maintenance, medical care, and healthcare.In the maintenance of social and industrial infrastructure, primary checking such as hammering test, close visual inspection and palpation, is commonly carried out by skilled-inspectors. It is important that not to overlook an anomaly, however, the checking process currently depends deeply on the experience and sense of inspectors. Furthermore, the number of skilled-inspector is decreasing due to aging. Therefore, we are engaging on developing AI-aided diagnosis systems for hammering test of concrete structures, detection of abnormal vibration of industrial machinery such as�wind turvines. By quantification of the checking results using an analysis technique based on machine learning, rather than relying on human senses, our system will prevent mistakes and variation of checking quality that lead to oversight of anomalies.

photo YODA, Ikushi Laboratory site
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photo KAMIMURA, Akiya Distributed System Design Laboratory
Research Areas:
Modular Robot System, Decentralized Ad Hoc Wireless Network, Self-Organization System, and Infrastructure and Disaster Investigation Robot System.
photo KONDOH, Shinsuke Sustainable Design Laboratory
Research Areas:
Sustaianble Design, Life Cycle Design, Design Engineering
photo MATSUMOTO, Yoshio Service Robotics Laboratory
Research Areas:
Service Robotics (Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation Robotics), Evaluation, Real-Time Vision, Human-Robot Interaction, Android

Yoshio_MATSUMOTO_study

Our mission is to develop assistive robots and assistive technologies aiming at the improvement of QOL and efficiency of service provision in our aging society. We aim at realization of such technologies through analyzing our daily lives, implementing prototype systems, evaluating in field experiments, and collaborating with companies.
As technologies for designing and evaluating assistive robots, analysis of daily activities and requirements, evaluation of benefit and cost are being investigated. As technologies for implementing assistive robots, intuitive interface, visual sensing are being developed. We are also working on medical and welfare applications of assistive robots, such as communication support by android robots, and rehabilitation robots.

photo SAKANASHI, Hidenori Smart System Laboratory
Research Areas:
Machine learning, Pattern recognition, Image processing, Medical diagnostic decision support

Hidenori_SAKANASHI_study

The mission of our laboratory is to develop the medical engineering technologies for assisting and enhancing the diagnostic capabilities, and for reduce the burden on doctors and co-medicals. Recently, we are developing the computer assisted diagnosis systems for breast ultrasound examination, endoscopy, and histopathological diagnosis, based on the techniques of the anomaly detection, the content based image retrieval, and so on. We encourage to publish the results of the research projects in the academic society, and actively promote to collaborate with the medical institutions and the medical equipment manufacturers.

photo YOSHIDA, Eiichi Laboratory site
Research Areas:
Humanoid Robot, Motion Planning and Control, Human motion analysis and understanding

Eiichi_YOSHIDA_study

In our laboratory, we are conducting research on advanced autonomy and adaptability through its motion planning and control using humanoid platforms, and also on human motion analysis and understanding. The thesis subjects include humanoid whole-body motion planning in complex environments, human motion analysis, development of human model (DhaibaWorks) and simulation, human motion reproduction by humanoid robots and its application for device evaluation. After learning the basic knowledge robotics research and control method, the students will tackle advanced research to establish robotic technologies that allow those robots to execute useful tasks in the real world, as well as human simulation framework useful for digital product design and evaluation. Our laboratory is equipped with two human-size humanoid robots HRP-2 and HRP-4, together with simulation environments for humanoid and human. The research activities in AIST will be conducted in the international joint laboratory “CNRS-AIST JRL (Joint Robotics Laboratory” established with French public research organization CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research). You will benefit from our particular international environment where more than ten foreign researchers are always working, which allows you to open global views by participating in cutting-edge research activities.

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