[Intelligent Information Processing] Intelligent Information Processing Systems Creating Co-Experience Knowledge and Wisdom with Human-Machine Harmonious Collaboration

※ Affiliations and titles are as of the end of the research activity.

Strategic Objective

Development of intelligent information processing technology to realize creative collaboration between human and machines

Research Supervisor


Norihiro Hagita (Department Chair/Professor, Art & Science Department, Osaka University of Arts)


This research area will advance research and development targeting intelligent information processing systems that create co-experience knowledge and wisdom through “balanced or harmonious collaboration” of humans and machines and bring about an improvement in the quality of the intellectual activities of individuals and groups. The balanced or harmonious collaboration means that not only users but also human society may feel the services of machines (or systems) acceptable in the human-machine collaboration.

This research area will target the following research issues:
i   The system allows salient feature extraction of the human behaviors, and the ongoing cyber-physical information, and provision of services seamlessly optimized for a specific time, place, and individual, or group
ii   The system allows comprehensive explanation of service details, and visualization and/or representation of anticipated benefits and risks through interaction and operation in an excellent manner to facilitate individual or group decision making regarding services provided by machines
iii  The system allows sharing of co-experience knowledge and wisdom which are created through harmonious collaboration of human(s), and machines
iv  Analysis of intelligent information processing mechanisms for human-human collaboration which are related to the creation of co-experience knowledge and wisdom and/or the research issues mentioned above.
Proposals are expected to include the state-of-the-art technologies in appropriate areas such as information processing, cognitive sciences, social sciences, natural language, computer science, computational science, and robotics, needed for building the systems. Resultant systems may bring about an ambient information society harmonizing humans and machines.

Research Area Advisors

・Akiko Aizawa
Professor, National Institute of Informatics

・Hiroshi Ishiguro
Professor, Osaka University (Distinguished Prof.)
Visiting Director of ATR Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories (ATR Fellow)

・Kazuo Iwano
Specially Appointed Professor, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology

・Minoru Etoh
Professor, Open and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives, Osaka University

・Masahiro Kobayashi

・Miwako Doi
Auditor, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology
Executive Director, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Executive Vice President for Data Strategy and Co-Creation, Tohoku University

・Hideyuki Tokuda
President, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology

・Eisaku Maeda
Professor, School of System Design and Technology, Tokyo Denki University

・Kenji Mase
Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University

Research Area Management Advisor

・Yukiko Horikawa
Deep Interaction Laboratory Group, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International

Year Started : 2014

Analyzing Human Attention and Behavior via Collective Visual Sensing for the Creation of Life Innovation

Research Director:
Yoichi Sato(Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)

Social Imaging: Technologies for Supporting Creative Activities and Facilitating Social Interaction

Research Director:
Kenji Suzuki(Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba)

A Framework PRINTEPS to Develop Practical Artificial Intelligence

Research Director:
Takahira Yamaguchi(Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University)

Intelligent Information Processing Systems based on Implicit Ambient Surface Information

Research Director:
Katsumi Watanabe(Professor, School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University)

Year Started : 2015

Large-scale Consensus Support Systems based on Agent Technologies

Research Director:
Takayuki Ito(Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)

Construction of artificial consciousness and its application in real life situations based upon axiomatic neurocomputational theories and constructivistic engineering approaches

Research Director:
Ryota Kanai(CEO, ARAYA)

Symbol Emergence in Robotics for Future Human-Machine Collaboration

Research Director:
Takayuki Nagai(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

Prediction of social attitudes and stresses based on social neuroscinece and natural language processing

Research Director:
Masahiko Haruno(Research Manager, The Center for Information and Neural Networks, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

Year Started : 2016

Behavior change and harmonious collaboration by experiential supplements

Research Director:
Koichi Kise(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University)

Cognitive Mirroring: Assisting people with developmental disorders by means of self-understanding and social sharing of cognitive processes

Research Director:
Yukie Nagai(Project Professor, Institutes for Advanced Studies, The University of Tokyo)

CyborgCrowd: Flexible and Scalable Aggregation of Human-Machine Intelligence

Research Director:
Atsuyuki Morishima(Professor, Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba)

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