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December 10th, 2015


This labratory held the human support robot technology research association based Waseda University SGU-ICT robot from December 9th to 10th.


This labratory welcame Mr. Katsu Yamane, who belongs to Disney Research Pittsburgh and held he human support robot technology research association based Waseda University SGU-ICT robot. The contents is lecture and introduction research. Both Katsu Yamane and this labratory members could spend the meaningful time because of communication between lecturers and students.



Lecturer: Katus Yamane(Disney Research Pottsburgh)

Subject: Advanced Technologies in Entertainment Robotics

  • In this talk, I will discuss three elements that I believe are important for entertainment robots: motion style, reaction, and safety. The first part of the talk introduces various human-to-robot motion retargeting techniques for creating stylistic and expressive motions of both humanoid and non-humanoid characters. In the second part, I will demonstrate that simple, remote human-robot interaction such as playing catch and handing over an object can be engaging and entertaining by adding simple and quick reactions to human actions and events. Finally, I will introduce a few hardware prototypes of soft robots developed with the goal of realizing safe direct physical interactions including hand-shaking and hugging.

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