1. Home
  2. Research
  3. Centers & Labs
  4. RIKEN Information R&D and Strategy Headquarters
  5. Guardian Robot Project

RIKEN Information R&D and Strategy Headquarters Interactive Robot Research Team

Team Leader: Takashi Minato (D.Eng)

Research Summary

Takashi Minato (D.Eng)

In order to develop robots that provide casual and modest support for human daily activities, this team studies robot-human interactions such that humans are not aware of robots’ support.

Specifically, the team will promote research related to the following three themes.

  • *Design of a robot architecture that has cognitive functions and conversation capability
  • *Research on interfaces that enable robots to express natural behavior in interaction with humans
  • *Research and implementation to integrate various functions developed by other teams into one system

Main Research Fields

  • Complex Systems

Related Research Fields

  • Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering
  • Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology
  • Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy
  • Human interface and interaction
  • Intelligent robotics

Keywords

  • Human-robot interaction
  • Humanoid robot
  • Architecture for robot intelligence
  • Nonverbal communication for human-robot interaction

Selected Publications

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

  • 1. *Uchida, T., Takahashi, H., Ban. M., Shimaya, J., Minato, T., Ogawa, K., Yoshikawa, Y., and Ishiguro, H.:
    "Women Don't Hesitate to Self-disclose to Robots: Gender Differences for Attitude toward Robots"
    Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, Vol.4, No.3, p.35 (2020)
  • 2. *Zheng, X., Shiomi, M., Minato, T., and Ishiguro, H.:
    "How Can Robot Make People Feel Intimacy Through Touch?"
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol.32, No.1, pp.51-58 (2020)
  • 3. *Jinnai, N., Sumioka, H., Minato, T., and Ishiguro, H.:
    "The Multi-modal Interaction through Anthropomorphically Designed Communication Medium Enhances the Self-Disclosures of the Personal Information"
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol.32, No.1, pp.76-85 (2020)
  • 4. *Zheng, X., Shiomi, M., Minato, T., and Ishiguro, H.:
    "What Kinds of Robot's Touch Will Match Expressed Emotions?"
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol.5, Issue 1, pp.127-134 (2019)
  • 5. *Uchida, T., Minato, T., and Ishiguro, H.:
    "Who is responsible for a dialogue breakdown? An error recovery strategy that promotes cooperative intentions from humans by mutual attribution of responsibility in human-robot dialogues"
    Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Vol.6, No.29 (2019)
  • 6. *Ishi, CT., Minato, T., and Ishiguro, H.:
    "Analysis and generation of laughter motions, and evaluation in an android robot"
    APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, Vol.8 (2019)
  • 7. *Shiomi, M., Shatani, K., Minato, T., and Ishiguro, H.:
    "How should a Robot React before People's Touch?: Modeling a Pre-Touch Reaction Distance for a Robot’s Face"
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol.3, Issue 4, pp.3773-3780 (2018)
  • 8. *Sakai, K., Minato, T., Ishi, CT., and Ishiguro, H.:
    "Novel Speech Motion Generation by Modelling Dynamics of Human Speech Production"
    Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Vol.4, No.49 (2017)
  • 9. *Ishi, CT., Minato, T., and Ishiguro, H.:
    "Motion Analysis in Vocalized Surprise Expressions and Motion Generation in Android Robots"
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol.2, Issue 3, pp.1748-1754 (2017)
  • 10. *Kuwamura, K., Minato, T., Nishio, S., and Ishiguro, H.:
    "Inconsistency of Personality Distortion Caused by Appearance Gap in Robotic Telecommunication"
    Interaction Studies, Vol.16, No.2, pp.249-271 (2015)

Lab Members

Principal investigator

Takashi Minato
Team Leader

Core members

Carlos Toshinori Ishi
Senior Scientist
Kurima Sakai
Research Scientist
Tomo Funayama
Technical Staff I
Yuka Nakayama
Technical Staff II

Contact Information

3rd Floor, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
2-2-2 Hikaridai Seika-cho, Sorakugun, Kyoto
619-0288 Japan (Kansai Science City)
Tel:+81-(0)774-95-1360
Email: takashi.minato [at] riken.jp

Top