Ph.D. in Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Toyohashi University of Technology
I'm researching interaction design between humans and artificial agents, and supporting system for human-human communication. My research interests include Human-Agent Interaction (HAI) and Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). I'm also interested in Human Interface and Cognitive Science.
My research on a telepresence robot that exaggerates non-verbal cues for taking turns in teleconferences. In multi-party teleconferences, it is more difficult for the remote participants to take their turns than face-to-face. It is said that an addressee tends to be next speaker. Therefore, becoming the addressee is a previous step to become a speaker and take turns. In order to make the remote participant become addressee, proposed system detected remote participant's non-verbal cues such as attention directions, nod motions and back-channels. Then, the system exaggerates the cues and expresses them as the robot's motions.