Research Director: Dr. Takeo Igarashi
The University of Tokyo, Associate Professor
Research Term 2007-2012
Almost everything we use in our daily life today is a commodity bought at a store and our life is made possible by ”consuming” these commodities. However, living a life just by “consuming” given information and goods is very sad. We believe that real humane life should be a life where people “create” something only he or she can create as a part of self-expression and “share” it with others as a evidence of his or her existence.
The goal of this project is to develop computational systems that cultivate people’s creativity by supporting their self-expression in the form of digital media and real-world entities. To that end, we develop innovative software technologies that help people to achieve the following three goals: (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.
Dr. Takeo Igarashi
Myung Geol Choi
Seung Tak Noh
Frontier Koishikawa Bldg., 7F
1-28-1, Koishikawa, Bunkyou-ku, Tokyo 112-0002, JAPAN