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Geminoid Research Group (GE Group)

The Geminoid Research Group not only conducts scientific research about the effects of the interaction between humans and Geminoid, an android robot that resembles a human, but also, it pursues applied research to develop a global innovation market in which the virtual and real worlds fuse together. Moreover, the Geminoid Research Group expands collaborative research in a wide range of industries and applications such as Robot Art, Robot Theater, Android Clerk and futuristic robots.

Leader : Hiroshi Ishiguro

Member : Kurima Sakai, Teruya Inouse, Atsushi Toyoda, Moe Sato, Tomo Funayama, Ryusuke Mikata, Minaka Honma, Takashi Minato, Kohei Ogawa, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Yutaka Nakamura, Takahisa Uchida, Christian Becker-Asano, Naoki Kodani

Teleoperated Interaction Research Group (TI Group)

The Teleoperated Interaction Research Group implements remote interaction technologies such as Geminoid, Telenoid, or Elfoid, in order to pursue new principles of human-robot interaction that contribute to the creation of jobs, burden reduction of caregivers or prevention of dementia of elderly or disabled people.

Leader : Hiroshi Ishiguro

Member : Shuichi Nishio, Takashi Minato

Presence Media Research Group (PM Group)

The Presence Media Research Group makes use of presence media technologies such as Hugvie, a cushion with a minimalistic human-shape design that transmits human presence, that integrate tactile information and remote conversation in order to improve the interaction and reduce stress. With the collaboration of the industry consortium, this technology aims to create new business areas such as remote counseling.

Leader : Hidenobu Sumioka

Member : Aya Nakae, David Ronald Achanccaray Daiz, Hani Mahmoud Mohammed Buomer, Wei chuan Chang, Chie Kishimoto, Shi Feng, Takuto Akiyoshi, Sho Fukui, Sakiya Sumida, Junya Nakanishi, Javier Andreu-Perez, Taishi Sawabe, Takashi Minato

Sound Environment Intelligence Research Group (SI Group)


The Sound Environment Intelligence Research Group aims on developing the basis technology of a sound environment intelligence system, which is able to identify and understand the meanings of multiple sounds (including speech) in the 3D space, and make use of this intelligence to develop new sound interfaces. Current research topics include: 3D sound activity detection by environment sensors, extraction of verbal and non-verbal information conveyed by speech, generation of human-like motion in a humanoid robot, tele-presence robot system by making use of sound environment intelligence, and 3D sound map generation by a mobile robot.

Leader : Carlos T. Ishi

Member : Chaoran Liu, Xinyue Li, Kexin Wang, Nicholas Hafner, Ali Durrani, Rin Takahira, Pengqun Zhao, Jun Arai, Jani Even, Hiroaki Hatano