“Development of AI-based Online Language Learning Assistant System that Grows with Humans” Project Selected for $4M NEDO Grant.

On July 21, 2020, a research group led by Dr. Yoichi Matsuyama, Associate Research Professor at the Perceptual Computing Laboratory (Professor Tetsunori Kobayashi, Director; of the Green Computing System (GCS) Research Organization at Waseda University, was selected for the “Technology Development Project for Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence Evolving with People” grant offered by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO; Research Project The title of the project […]


Internship Program 2019 Spring

2019 Spring Internship Program: A Spoken Dialogue System Enabling Various Intention Levels of Information Seeking Behaviors Term: February – May 2019 (the schedule is negotiable) Place: Perceptual Computing Laboratory, Waseda University, Tokyo Background The Perceptual Computing Laboratory at Waseda University is seeking several spring research interns starting from February 2019 (the schedule is negotiable), who will work on an incremental and adaptive spoken dialogue system enabling a whole new way of […]


ASTRO – Artificial Socio-Task Assistant Robot

Needs of Mixing Voice and Touch Inputs Voice user interface is now common, however, it’s not always the best way to achieve certain tasks. Users sometimes may want to take their initiative to explore information themselves through their preferable moderates. In this project, we explore mixed-initiative user experiences where a user collaborates with a conversational AI agent on a large touchscreen. In this project, we design a conversational user interface […]


HARP – Holographic Archive of Research Projects

In collaboration with Zhen Bai (Assistant Professor, University of Rochester) and John Choi (CEO, Choitek) Holographic Archive of Research Projects @ Carnegie Mellon University (HARP@CMU) is a digital library of several hundred past research projects from all schools and disciplines, guided by a socially-aware humanoid virtual agent, displayed on a large custom 360 holographic display, where students, faculty, and guests can explore the rich history of interdisciplinary academic research conducted […]


SARA – Socially Aware Robot Assistant

Socially Aware Robot Assistant SARA is a Socially-Aware Robot Assistant that interacts with people in a whole new way, personalizing the interaction and improving task performance by relying on information about the relationship between the human user and virtual assistant. Rather than taking the place of people, Sara is programmed to collaborate with her human users. Rather than ignoring the socio-emotional bonds that form the fabric of society, SARA depends […]