Research projects in our group

Multimodal Categorization
-Toward "true understandign" by robots-

We strongly belive that inference through the categorized experiences underlies "true understanding". So the goal of this project is to create a robot that truly understands things based on the multimodal categorization.

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Team Kara@ge++ (RoboCup@Home Project)

In our group, a project team called "team Kara@ge++" is formed to participate in the RoboCup @Home league. The team develops a humanoid robot platform "DiGORO". The team is also involved in many activites like demonstrations of the robot at exhibitions.

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Robotic Playmate Project

This project is aiming at realization of a playmate robot that can provide care for children and the elderly. Various types of play have been implemented on the robot such as drawing, card playing, blocks, etc. The pursuit of child's development through play based on a constructive approach is another objective.

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Object Concept Based on the Relationship among Appearance, Usage and Functions

In this project, an object concept model, which encodes the relationship among appearance, functions and usage have been proposed. The proposed model enables inference such as recognizing object, inference of functions and usage from visual information.

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Natural Language-Based Robot Task Programming

In order to make robots truly useful in our living environments, robots are expected to carry out complex tasks in a flexible manner. To this end, robots are required to interpret natural language and to convert it into the executable programs. A framework for the natural language-based task programming is studied in this project.

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@Home Simulation Using SIGVerse

SIGVerse is a simulator environment that combines dynamics, perception, and communication simulations for synthetic approaches to research into the genesis of social intelligence. We join an NII project aiming at simulations and evaluation of difficult tasks in the real robots.

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Robust Object Recognition for Intelligent Robots

Vsion-based recognition of surrounding 3D environments is very important for intelligent robots. We have developed a real-time 3D visual sensor and various processing/recognition methods using the developed 3D sensor.

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RRT-based Joint Path Planning for Dual Arms

By coordinating dual arms robots can carry out various tasks such as grasping in both hands, opening the bottoles etc. We have proposed Rapidly-exploring Random Trees (RRT)-based joint path planning method for humanoid robots.

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Information Captureing Camera

Intelligent Cane for Visualy Disable

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Kniwledge Based 3-D Reconstruction

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Appearance Model Based Face to Face Transform

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Mixed Speech Separation

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Car Speech Recognition Using Microphone Array

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