"Society Optimized for Diversity" mission area

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Assistance and evaluation for enhancing human relationships

In this mission area, we define well-being as a state of vibrant happiness in which each individual can be mentally and physically satisfied. We will work on creating of the science and technology to realize it, and to disseminate the results throughout society to promote the creation of new services.
Due to social changes, it has become increasingly important for individuals to be interconnected with others and to support each other in mutual understanding, and for people and society to lean on each other. Such social adaptation is considered to be closely related to abilities such as "social and emotional skills (※)". These abilities are required as important capabilities for diverse individuals to be connected and to actively participate in a community. However, methods to assess these abilities based on scientific evidence or methods to effectively develop them have not been established.

The goal of this prioritized theme is to develop technologies lead to new products and services to support social adaptation in which diverse individuals build better social relationships through interactions that connect them to each other. For this goal, we will promote the growth and development of social and emotional skills through the integration of conventional developmental psychology and cognitive science with brain science, physiology, information engineering and so on, thereby realizing a society in which everyone can actually feel well-being.

※Social and emotional skills: skills involved in achieving goals, working with others and managing emotions, which are developed through learning and have an impact on an individual's life and ultimately on the social economy.

R&D Projects

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<Adopted in FY2022> R&D Project TitleSummaryR&D Period
Bidirectional communication support in neurodiverse environments
OSU Riekoexlink
Bidirectional communication support in neurodiverse environments
(PDF:289KB)
2022.10-
Development of technology which supports happy school life of diverse children
SENJU Atsushiexlink
Development of technology which supports happy school life of diverse children
(PDF:436KB)
2022.10-
Towards an AI Agent System Promoting the Computational Development of Social Emotional Skills
TERADA Kazunoriexlink
Towards an AI Agent System Promoting the Computational Development of Social Emotional Skills
(PDF:289KB)
2022.10-
Assisting Technology for Parents-Child Well-being through Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
NIITSUMA Mihokoexlink
Assisting Technology for Parents-Child Well-being through Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
(PDF:208KB)
2022.10-
Inclusive digital language for the communication across Neurodiversity
NISHIO Monamiexlink
Inclusive digital language for the communication across Neurodiversity
(PDF:342KB)
2022.10-

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