I’m your friendly lab mate, Ma, from IMD Lab!
Glad to be writing my first blog post and getting to know all of you!
We had this OpenCampus event on May 13th, and our lab was lit up with many demos. So many curious minds dropped by for a look-see, thank you very much!
On the first floor, Akiyoshi, Noguchi, and Ueda were hustling, showing off our poster to the crowd.
We’ve sometimes had that heart-racing moment of talking to strangers, right? Yoneyama’s research might just be the key to soothe your nerves!
Ever been stuck in a speech without feedback, clueless about your performance? Takahama is on the case to tackle this problem!
Then there’s Akira, diving deep into object recognition in the environment. 2D recognition is a piece of cake, but 3D, especially with not-so-powerful devices like HMD, now that’s the real challenge. But Akira is trying his best to cover!
And like magic, with Geert’s research, your iPad or phone screen can become transparent! As your head position changes, so does your screen display!
Ever wondered if praise during gameplay pumps you up or is it the other way around? Taguchi’s demo focuses on utilizing conversation robots in gaming.
Noguchi’s research is pretty cool. Estimating a sprinter’s posture through a 3D camera provides an even more detailed basis for athletic training.
Soshiro and Matoba are developing a general-purpose AR work support system. Sure, the idea of AR aiding work is now mature, but creating such a system is tough as nails! With our system, you can swiftly whip up an AR work support system.
IMD is also into human-computer interaction research!
And guess what? We’ve got the only autonomous vehicle in NAIST. The biggest roadblock to the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles might not be technology, but psychology! Our goal is to reduce the psychological stress of passengers riding in highly autonomous vehicles, promote the adoption of autonomous vehicle technology, and enhance passenger comfort. Ma and Shimizu are in the garage, eager to share this research!
Up on the seventh floor, Nieda and Liu are introducing haptic robots. Paired with AR or VR systems, these robots can offer you an entirely different experience!
IMD Lab is brimming with exciting research topics. If you’re interested, we’d love to have you pop in!
Last but not least, big thanks to our intern Guo for snapping some awesome photos!
Did you have fun at the Open Campus?! We hope to see you around IMD again!