The long-term target is to investigate the principle of Subjective Computing which is a new stage of computing based on the subjectivity in the human perceptual process.
Our researches on artificial intelligence and subjective computing will also be tightly related to Cybernics research. Cybernics is a new domain of interdisciplinary academic field of human-assistive technology to enhance, strengthen, and support human's cognitive and physical functions, which challenges to integrate and harmonize humans and robots (RT: robotics technology) with the basis of information technology (IT) in a functional, organic, and social manner.
- A New Perspective of Artificial Intelligence -
Current works include humanoid robot, autonomous robot; machine learning; evolutionary computation; pattern classification; multimodal human-machine communication; environment recognition; sound database; music technology; sound signal processing.
In the near future, the research phase on applied computing will enter a new stage of computing based on the subjectivity in the human perceptual process regarded as Subjective computing. A modeling taking insights from the human subjectivity and individual preference is the main issue of this basic research. This includes the terms of individual emotional resonance, comfort and satisfaction. This approach differs from a conventional evaluation based on objectivity and logic used in physics or mathematics. The subjectivity and individual preference should be treated as psycho-physiological interrelationship. As described the following keywords, this work is tightly related to cognitive science, and includes an integrated physical robot system for investigating varieties of mechanisms relevant to embodied.
The research results on subjective computing will not only advance the existing applied computing and artificial intelligence but also can provide perspectives for human subjectivity. The goal of understanding human subjectivity cannot be achieved in the short time-frame, and it is a long term challenge. Our lab explores the problem with ideas from several relevant disciplines such as computer science, psychology, neuroscience and robotics.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Kansei (Affective) Computing, Humanoid Robot, Machine Learning, Digital Sound Processing, Music Technology, Advanced Humand Interface