We aim to realize "human-like robots" that operate in human daily environments in symbiotic way and collaborate with people. For this aim, we conduct there are three types of research works, as follows.
- Sensor network that enables robots to interact with people in real world
- Modeling that endows "human-like ness" to a robot (both behaviorlly and computationally), which allows it to interact with people in natural and smooth way
- Simulation techniques that reproduce relevant human behaviors on computers, so that robots anticipate how its behavior would influence to people (and crowd of people)
- Real-world human-robot interaction studies which enables us to better design robotic system that is socially acceptable