Sociable Robots Lab

Presentation Group Representative : Kazunori Takashio (Faculty of Environment and Information Studies)
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4. Quality education
Tokyo Midtown East B1F Hall A
Booth No.E45


Person in Charge of the Project : Taiki Majima

To realize the human-robot harmonious society in the Beyond SDGs era, robots are expected to be used in various situations, but many existing robots have a problem that it is difficult to work with humans because of their structures. We focused on soft robots with softness as a hardware architecture approach to this problem. In our demo, you can experience prototyping of applications such as medical robots and service robots by using modular robots with soft exteriors and actuators.

University n.g.

Person in Charge of the Project : Furuya Yuki

As the SDGs are gradually being achieving throughout the world, we envision a society where all people have equal access to quality education. Improved technology used in services such as MOOC make equality in education possible. When we look beyond the fulfillments of the SDGs, simple equality does not compensate for the interactive discussions necessary in high-level academia. At the ORF, we will present a prototype telepresence robot, binding telecommunication and VR technology. It will represent one component which demonstrates the future university free from environmental restrictions.

Robot as a Gaming Partner

Person in Charge of the Project : Shinsuke Kiyomoto

Despite the evolution of computer gaming hardware causing entertainment to constantly change, PvP (Player vs Player) games still remain to be the most popular genre according to sales. However in many NPC game modes of such genre, the degree of satisfaction will be reduced because the opponent does not have a physical presence. By replacing the NPC player with a robot that generates utterance according to the state of the game, our demo will allow visitors to play the game with increased satisfaction.