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RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project Cognitive Behavioral Assistive Technology Team

Team Leader: Mihoko Otake (Ph.D.)

Research Summary

Mihoko  Otake(Ph.D.)

AI nurturing or complementing intelligence of human are becoming much more important than ever before. Cognitive Behavioral Assistive Technology (CB-AT) Team puts emphasis on developing CB-AT which promotes cognitive reserve for prevention of cognitive decline and dementia of older adults which damage the intelligence of human necessary for social life. We develop conversational assistive AI based on Coimagination method, implement the AI to cognitive behavioral assistive systems, and evaluate the effects on human cognition and mind. Coimagination method is an image-based conversational assistive technology designed for utilizing cognitive functions which decline at mild cognitive impairment.

Main Research Fields

  • Engineering

Related Research Fields

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Behavior
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Multidisciplinary

Research Subjects

  • Cognitive behavioral assistive systems for interactive communication of older adults
  • Analysis and modelling technology of conversational, physiological and psychological data
  • Clinical study of the developed systems evaluating whose effects on human

Selected Publications

Papers with an asterisk(*) are based on research conducted outside of RIKEN.

  • 1.*Otaki, H., and Otake, M.:
    "Interactive Robotic System Assisting Image Based Dialogue for the Purpose of Cognitive Training of Older Adults"
    Wellbeing AI: From Machine Learning to Subjectivity Oriented Computing, AAAI Spring Symposium, pp. 714-719 (2017).
  • 2.*Kurosaka, T., and Otake, M.:
    "The Robot Facilitating Conversation by Revoicing Keywords Learning from Active Conversations among Healthy Old Sisters"
    Wellbeing AI: From Machine Learning to Subjectivity Oriented Computing, AAAI Spring Symposium, pp. 687-693 (2017).
  • 3.*Khoo, E., and Otake, M.:
    "Comparison of Mental Time of Older Adults during Conversations Supported by Coimagination Method and Coimagination Method with Expedition"
    Well-Being Computing: AI Meets Health and Happiness Science, AAAI Spring Symposium, pp. 356-361 (2016).
  • 4.*Onoda, K., and Otake, M.:
    "Estimation of Mental Time by Analysis of Tense During Conversation"
    Ambient Intelligence for Health and Cognitive Enhancement, AAAI Spring Symposium, pp. 55-61 (2015).
  • 5.*Otuki, Y., and Otake, M.:
    "Application of Recent Episodic Memory Function for Preparing and Presenting Topics of Group Conversation Supported by Coimagination Method"
    Ambient Intelligence for Health and Cognitive Enhancement, AAAI Spring Symposium, pp. 62-67 (2015).
  • 6.*Yamaguchi, K., Nergui, M. and Otake, M.:
    "A Robot Presenting Reproduced Stories among Older Adults in Group Conversation"
    Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 541-542, pp. 1120-1126 (2014).
  • 7.*Otake, M.:
    "Application of co-imagination method to healthy older adults, older adults who need care, and older adults with dementia"
    Gerontechnology, Vol.13, No.2, pp.119-120 (2014).
  • 8.*Otake, M., Nergui, M., Otani, T. and Ota, J.:
    "Duplication Analysis of Conversation and its Application to Cognitive Training of Older Adults in Care Facilities"
    Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 615 - 621 (2013).
  • 9.*Otake, M., Nurzaman, S. G., and Iida, F.:
    "Embodied Cognition in Psychological Therapy"
    Journal of Cognitive Science, Vol. 13, pp. 431 – 452 (2012).
  • 10.*Yamaguchi, T., Ota, J., Otake, M.:
    "A system that assists group conversation of older adults by evaluating speech duration and facial expression of each participant during conversation"
    Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 4481-4486 (2012).

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Lab Members

Principal investigator

Mihoko Otake
Team Leader

Core members

Tomasz Rutkowski
Research Scientist
Takuya Sekiguchi
Research Scientist
Masato Abe
Research Scientist
Seiki Tokunaga
Postdoctoral Researcher
Hikaru Sugimoto
Postdoctoral Researcher
Kornkanok Tripanpitak
Postdoctoral Researcher
Yukiko Mizutani
Technical Staff I
Sachiko Iwata
Technical Staff II
Takashi Kudo
Visiting Scientist
Taishiro Kishimoto
Visiting Scientist
Sadao Otsuka
Visiting Scientist
Masahide Nakamura
Visiting Scientist
Katie Seaborn
Postdoctoral Researcher
Toshikazu Kawagoe
Visiting Scientist
Chika Tagata
Visiting Scientist
Takanobu Takihara
Visiting Scientist
Yoshitake Baba
Visiting Scientist
Lukas Vareka
Visiting Scientist
Kazumi Kumagai
Research Part-time Worker I
Kosuke Fukumori
Research Part-time Worker I
Kumiko Umemoto
Research Part-time Worker II
Shogo Takata
Research Part-time Worker II
Kazuhiro Tamura
Temporary Staffing

Contact Information

Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building, 15th floor,
1-4-1 Nihonbashi,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
103-0027, Japan
Email: mihoko.otake [at] riken.jp