[Symbiotic Interaction] Creation and development of core technologies interfacing human and information environments

Strategic Objective

Advanced Interaction Technologies within Networked Intelligent Information Environment

Research Supervisor


Kenji Mase (Emeritus Professor,Nagoya University)


 The integration of cyberspace with the real world is rapidly advancing based on improvements in artificial intelligence, data analytics, and the internet of things, which are penetrating our society. We must extend the research field of the interaction of humans and computers to achieve "interaction with networked ambient intelligence." Recent technologies are showing us a future vision of smart information environments and augmentation of human abilities. Within this research area, we aim to create and develop core information technologies that realize advanced interaction designs for a symbiotic society consisting of humans, augmented humans, connected things, ambient intelligence (i.e., a smart intelligence environment), internet of wisdoms, etc. We will call this advanced interaction in the symbiotic society, "symbiotic interaction." In this research program, we aim to create and develop the fundamental technologies that realize symbiotic interaction based on understanding and designing interactions in a symbiotic society.
 The goal of this research area is to establish core technologies of symbiotic interactions through approaches that evaluate behaviors of humans and societies, designing future societies, and constructing effective interactive systems. Proposals are expected to include state-of-the-art technologies in appropriate areas such as human-computer interaction, ubiquitous/wearable information processing, computer science, and robotics, in addition to collaboration with other disciplines such as cognitive science, social science, and brain science.
Specifically, the following types of research and development will be pursued:
1) Development of technologies to augment human abilities for advanced interactions and interfacing with ambient intelligence
2) Development of technologies to advance and explain interaction theory, principles, and mechanism though collective data analytics for deep understating of human behaviors and interactions
3) Design and development of ambient intelligence that fosters effective and efficient social structures and human creative activities when combined with advanced interaction technologies
 Following these aspects, research and development efforts will contribute to establishing a harmonized and globally-optimized human and computer symbiotic society that is benefited by rapidly advancing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and fundamentals.
 This research area will be operated as part of the Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform project (AIP project) by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Research Area Advisors

・Hiroshi Ishiguro
Professor (Distinguished Prof.), Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Visiting Dorector (ATR Fellow), Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International

・Koichiro Eto
Senior Researcher, Human Augmentation Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

・Satoshi Kurihara
Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology/Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

・Masahiro Kobayashi
President / Attorney at Law, Hanamizuki Law Office

・Yukiko Nakano
Professor, Dept. of Computer and Information Science, Seikei University

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

・Atsuko Miyaji
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Professor, School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

・Tsuyoshi Motegi
Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency

・Shigeo Morishima
Professor, School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University

International Advisor

・Anind Dey
Dean and Professor, University of Washington Information School

・Daniel Gatica-Perez
Professor, School of Engineering and the College of Humanities, EPFL Head of Social Computing Group, Idiap

・Trevor Darrell
Professor, Depaartment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Research Projects

  1. Year Started : 2017
  2. Year Started : 2018
  3. Year Started : 2019

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