The goal of this project is to develop computational systems that help people to design digital media and real-world entities. Specifically, we develop innovative user interfaces and interactive systems
(1) to create sophisticated visual expression such as three-dimensional computer graphics and animations,
(2) to design their own real-world, everyday objects such as clothing and furniture, and
(3) to design the behavior of their personal robots to satisfy their particular needs.
ERATO(Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology) is a research program funded by JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency, a kind of Japanese version of NSF). A director organizes an independent research group comprises between 10 and 20 young Ph.D.-type scientists and engineers. This project started at december 2007 and ends at march 2013.