Modeling, Understanding, and Interacting with Humans

  • Yoshihiko Nakamura
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5325)


Machines and robots extend their frequency and quality of interaction with humans. Tools invented by humans have shown evolution in the history. One may find a similar genealogical tree of tools to the evolution of life. Machines that interact with humans based on understanding humans are in a sense the ultimate tools for humans. The advance of computational algorithms and modeling technology in robotics encourages us making a challenge pursuing such machines. My talk will highlight and introduce our recent research results on emulating somatosensory sensation of humans, semiotics of human whole-body motion patterns, and using them for machines interacting with humans.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihiko Nakamura
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechano-Informatics and Information and Robotics Technology Research InitiativeUniversity of TokyoJapan

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