"The mission of this laboratory is to build a new
relationship between human and machine based on understanding
of human's intellect, emotion and volition with science
and technological supported facts." (Hashimoto, 2004)
Over the past two decades, the application of robotic and
machine technology has expanded from industrial use to residential
use. Future machines and robots will be required to interact
with people in a dynamic and uncertain environment. Therefore,
research is specifically concerned with cognition in the
context of man-machine-environment interaction.
Based on these considerations, we are studying on many
key technologies for future machines and the related researches
in roughly divided four groups, Image Processing, Music
& Multimedia, Neural Network and Robotics group. We
are a member of Humanoid Robotics Institute, Waseda University.
Also, we are doing research in collaboration with WABOT-HOUSE
Laboratory, Waseda University, and Waseda University Global COE Program,
"Global Robot Academia"