Takayuki KANDA

Japanese / English






What's New ?
  • From December 1, 2008 to the 3rd, We conducted a field trial where some humanoid robots work together to provide a route guidance and shopping information in a shopping mall, UCW (UNIVERSAL CITY WALK OSAKA).(link,in Japanese)
Research Field

Development and Evaluation of Communication robot, Robovie

Our research aims to develop communication robot, Robovie that naturally interact with humans and support daily human activities based on advanced interaction capabilities with their human-like bodies. Since the target audience of a communication robot, Robovie is ordinary people who do not have specialized computing and engineering knowledge, a conversational interface using both verbal and non-verbal expressions is becoming more important.


Communication Robot

Key Words

Human-robot interaction, Communication Robot, Robovie, Field research
Major Publications

  1. Takayuki Kanda, Takahiro Miyashita, Taku Osada, Yuji Haikawa and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Analysis of Humanoid Appearances in Human-robot Interaction, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2008.

  2. Takayuki Kanda, Shogo Nabe, Kazuo Hiraki, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Norihiro Hagita, Human Friendship Estimation Model for Communication Robots, Autonomous Robots, 24(2), pp. 135-145, 2007.

  3. Tijn Kooijmans, Takayuki Kanda, Christoph Bartneck, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Norihiro Hagita, Accelerating Robot Development through Integral Analysis of Human-Robot Interaction, IEEE Transactions on Robotics (Special Issue on Human-Robot Interaction), 23(5), pp. 1001-1012, 2007.

  4. Takayuki Kanda, Rumi Sato, Naoki Saiwaki and Hiroshi Ishiguro, A two-month Field Trial in an Elementary School for Long-term Human-robot Interaction, IEEE Transactions on Robotics (Special Issue on Human-Robot Interaction), 23(5), pp. 962-971, 2007.

  5. Masahiro Shiomi, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita, Interactive Humanoid Robots for a Science Museum, IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 25-32, Mar/Apr, 2007. (pdf)

  6. Takayuki Kanda, Masayuki Kamasima, Michita Imai, Tetsuo Ono, Daisuke Sakamoto, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Yuichiro Anzai, A humanoid robot that pretends to listen to route guidance from a human , Autonomous Robots , Vol. 22, No.1, pp. 87-100, 2007. (pdf)

  7. O. Sugiyama, T. Kanda, M. Imai, H. Ishiguro, N. Hagita, Humanlike conversation with gestures and verbal cues based on a three-layer attention-drawing model. Connection science (Special issues on android science), 18(4), pp. 379-402, 2006. (pdf)

  8. Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Michita Imai, Tetsuo Ono, Development and Evaluation of Interactive Humanoid Robots, Proceedings of the IEEE (Special issue on Human Interactive Robot for Psychological Enrichment), Vol.92, No.11, pp. 1839-1850, 2004. (pdf)

  9. Takayuki Kanda, Takayuki Hirano, Daniel Eaton, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Interactive Robots as Social Partners and Peer Tutors for Children: A Field Trial, Human Computer Interaction (Special issues on human-robot interaction), Vol. 19, No. 1-2, pp. 61-84, 2004. (pdf)

  10. Kotaro Hayashi, Daisuke Sakamoto, Takayuki Kanda, Masahiro Shiomi, Satoshi Koizumi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Tsukasa Ogasawara, Norihiro Hagita, Humanoid robots as a passive-social medium - a field experiment at a train station -, ACM 2nd Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI2007), pp. 137-144, 2007.(pdf) [Best paper award]

  11. Emma Sviestins, Noriaki Mitsunaga, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Norihiro Hagita, Speed adaptation for a robot walking with a human, ACM 2nd Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI2007), pp. 349-356, 2007.(pdf) [Best poster award]

  12. Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Michita Imai, and Tetsuo Ono, Body Movement Analysis of Human-Robot Interaction, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2003), pp.177-182, 2003. (pdf)
Invited Presentations

Takayuki KANDA, Field trial approach for communication robots, 16th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive communication (Ro-man'07) ilinkj

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Communication Laboratories
Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories ...go to
ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International) ...go to ATR

2-2-2 Hikaridai
Keihanna Science City
Kyoto 619-0288 Japan
Tel +81 774 95 1424
Fax +81 774 95 1408
E-mail kanda @ atr.jp

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Last update Jan.23.2009