- Ph.D. (Engineering): Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2000 - 2004
- M. E: Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- B. S: Department of Physics, Tokyo University of Science
- Research Associate. Department of Information Environment, Tokyo Denki University, April 2004 - 2009
- Assistant Processer. Department of Information Environment, Tokyo Denki University, April 2009 - 2013
- Lecturer,-> Associate Professor. Department of Applied Computer Sciences, Shonan Institute of Technology, April 2013 - present
Our field of research is human-agent interaction, and our objective is to develop conversational animated agents and robots that can communicate with us fluently. To achieve this objective, we observe human behavior in order to extract a “model” based on humans; then, we improve the proposed conversational agents and robots on the basis of this model. For instance, we have investigated human-human interaction during conversation and analyzed the changes in gaze behaviors and facial expressions of the conversing participants in order to develop an emotional model. The extracted model is useful to generate the desired behaviors of conversational agents and robots. Thus, our ultimate objective is to discover human principles by observing human behavior and using brain scan techniques, and to apply these principles to the development of human interfaces.