AHC Lab, NAIST, Japan
E-mail: tanaka.shohei.tj7 at is.naist.jp
I am a Ph.D. student at Augmented Human Communication Lab (AHC), Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST).
My research interests are dialogue system, event causality, and event representation.
Since I was an undergraduate student, I have been strongly interested in systems that communicate with users.
During my undergraduate, I made some products to pursue my interest.
I have been studying conversational dialogue systems in my graduate school.
Suhama-Shoten is a spoken dialogue system to help elderly people with shopping.
Users can order items by only talking with a character.
The system runs on a smartphone.
Slides (in Japanese)
A spoken controlled toy car using a Raspberry Pi and LEGO.
The commands are "foward," "back," "turn left," "turn right," and "come on."
The system was exhibited at Maker Faire Tokyo 2016.
A sea lion puppet for children using an Arduino.
By an iPhone application, users can make the puppet take actions: nodding, shaking arms, and making a sound.
A penguin puppet using an Arduino.
Reacting to sound and light, the puppet takes three actions: turning around, shaking hands, turning away.