Guardian Robot Project
The Guardian Robot Project aims to develop an autonomous robot that can be close to people and make people feel the "heart". Once such a robot is realized, it will be accepted by people and will play an active role in every aspect of our homes and society!
An autonomous function
What has been lacking in the development of robots up to now is an autonomous function that can gather information about its surroundings and act according to its own objectives.We are trying to make a breakthrough in robot development and artificial intelligence research by elucidating and constructing this function.
There is more than one physical form of a robot. Depending on the purpose, there can be an exoskeleton wearing type whose main purpose is to support human movement, an autonomous driving type that can move around. There can also be a variety of "forms," such as an interactive type that can accurately carry out conversations with people. If the form is different, the control must be different. Therefore, a certain degree of control is left to each robot, and higher level control is done centrally. The novelty of our research lies in this method.
What is a guardian robot?
A robot that accompanies people and supports them in a casual way.
We named it 'Guardian' because it is like a human guardian who adapts to the individual.
- January 17, 2023 An article by Dr. Fujita et al. has been accepted for publication in Sensors.
- January 10, 2023 JFY2023 Guardian Robot Project Internship Program
- December 22, 2022 Inazumi received Young Researcher Award for Emerging Research at the 13th Dialogue System Symposium.
- December 22, 2022 Kanezaki et al., received (Outstanding Performance Award at the 5th Dialogue System Live Competition.
- December 13, 2022 A book chapter by Dr. Sato has been published.
- November 15, 2022 A paper by Tanaka et al. has been accepted by Computer Speech & Language.
- November 15, 2022 Nakamura et al. received outstanding research award at 253rd IPSJ-SIGNL meeting.
- November 15, 2022 Yamamoto et al. received outstanding research award at 252nd IPSJ-SIGNL meeting.
- November 11, 2022 An article by Dr. Saito et al. has been accepted for publication in Nutrients.
- October 7, 2022 An article by Dr. Hsu et al. has been accepted for publication in Neuroimage.
- October 7, 2022 A book chapter by Dr. Sato et al. has been published.
Demonstration of simple dialogue with GRP’s facial expression robot Nikola.(Dialogue is in Japanese.)
Butsukusa2 helps you to find things in a room
Video introducing GRP shown at IROS2022
Butsukusa 1 demo video
A two-minute demonstration of the first demo machine for explaining the concept, which was made by combining commercially available products.