Program

Adaptation to teleoperated robots

[Speaker] Ishiguro, Hiroshi:1
1:Osaka University (Japan)

We, humans, have innate brain functions to recognize humans. Therefore, humanlike robots, androids, can be ideal information media for human-robot/computer interaction.
The speaker has developed various types of interactive robots and androids.
Geminoid, a teleoperated android of an existing person can transmit the presence of the operator to the distant place. The operator recognizes the android body as his/her own body after talking with someone through the geminoid.
However, the geminoid is not the ideal medium for everybody. For example, elderly people often hesitate to talk with adult humans and androids. A question is what the ideal medium for everybody is. In order to investigate it, the speaker proposes the minimum design of interactive humanoids, called Telenoid. Telenoid looks like a human but we cannot judge the age and gender. In this talk, the speaker discusses the design principles for the robots and their effects to conversations with humans.
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