Hello, this is Yamauchi, M1.
At the recent Cloud Network Robotics Research (CNR) meeting held on 3/3~3/4, I gave a presentation on the topic of “analyzing human ‘talking and stroking’ behavior for touch care robots”.
MVE and the Biometrics Research Group (BioX) also co-sponsored this year’s event.
The conference was originally planned to be held in Tokyo, but due to the current climate, it was decided to hold the conference online.
Although the proceedings did not run as smoothly as they did onsite, we received many comments from the moderator and participants during the Q&A session regarding “realization of robots with interactivity” and other topics, which motivated us to continue our research.
Based on the opinions and words we received this time, we would like to connect them to new learning.
Hello, this is Kanda, M1.
I presented my research in Late-Breaking Reports at HRI (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction) held from 3/7 to 3/10.
The title is “A Communication Robot for Playing Video Games Together to Boost Motivation for Daily-use.”
HRI2022 was held online, and Late-Breaking Reports was presented in a style where participants visited my presentation booth online, viewed slides and videos, and engaged in discussions.
The presentation time was from 7:55 in the morning Japan time, so it was a bit difficult to wake up early and prepare for the presentation, but I was able to finish it successfully, and I am glad that I was able to present at my first international conference.
Hello, this is Tatsuki Asada, M1.
I attended the IEICE Media Experience and Virtual Environment (MVE) Workshop held on 3/9~3/11 in Okinawa, Japan.
“Tsundere Interaction: Investigating the Relationship between the Receiver’s Dominant and Submissive Personalities and Work Motivation”
I did presentation of the theme.
MVE, Image and Media Quality (IMQ), Communication Quality (CQ), and Image Engineering (IE) also co-sponsored the conference. The MVE workshop was a hybrid of on-site and online sessions.
Although the actual participation was Zoom-based and there was not much on-site interaction, we had constructive discussions with the moderator and participants during the Q&A session and received many positive comments such as “I have high expectations for this research,” which motivated us for the future.
After the conference, I did a little sightseeing in Okinawa. There are many U.S. military bases in the area, and it is said to be famous for American food, so I had a steak.
Participating in the conference this time allowed me to gain opinions from new perspectives that I could not have obtained only on campus, and to learn where I stand in my own research.
I would definitely like to participate again if I have the chance.