Guardian Robot Project
- September 27, 2023New! An article by Mr. Kanaoka, Dr. Sonogashira, and Dr. Kawanishi has been accepted in British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC2023)
- September 27, 2023New! An article by Dr. Kawanishi et al. has been published in International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV2023)
- August 29, 2023 An article by Dr. Diel et al. has been published in Frontiers in Psychology
- August 28, 2023 We held a mini workshop on “LLM (Large Language Model) and Human memory”
- July 10, 2023 [GRP Open Seminar] Prof. Ikuhisa Mitsugami (Hiroshima City University)
- June 2, 2023 [GRP Open Seminar] Dr. Naoki Akai (Nagoya University)
- June 2, 2023 An article by Drs. Saito and Sato et al. has been published in Emotion
- May 30, 2023 An article by Dr. John et al. has been accepted for publication in Sensors
- May 30, 2023 An article by Dr. Sato et al. has been published in Frontiers in Medicine
- April 20, 2023 An article by Mr. Zhichao Chen has been published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
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.
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.