Designing Conversational AI Media

My long-term research mission is “Designing Socially Expressive Conversational AI Media to Assist and Entertain Human Lives." As an independent researcher, I scientifically investigate the nature of human conversations by designing the conversational AI media that has actual impacts on the societies of this century.

Design, Projects

SCHEMA Design

Concept As a robotic platform for multiparty conversation facilitation, we present the design of SCHEMA robot. In order to participate in multiparty conversational situations, and be recognized as a ratified participant, a robot needs to have capabilities to exchange conversational protocols, which include organizing participation structure, transmitting messages, and turn-taking. Such protocols essentially needs robots’ embodied functions, including facial expressions, head gestures, and directional control of torso. Based on our […]