Our research uses the data which can be acquired from the real world. The data we focus on are (but not limited to):
- Human activity data (inertia data, chat log, etc.)
- People flow data (GPS log, Wi-Fi log, passing log, etc.)
- Operation data of public transportation
We have 4 research groups.
Urban Design Group conducts researches on wider area, for more efficient and comfortable life. We are developing systems for storing and extracting spatio-temporal data of different granularity and formats, analyzing human flows using GPS data, and generating pseudo human flows. This group also develops a distributed simulation platform with a multi-city-level area, massive amount of mixed domain agents, and dynamic extensibility.
Urban Sensing Group conducts researches using sensor data at various area levels, from the room level to the city level. Currently, we are analyzing human mobility using 3D pass sensors and Wi-Fi packet sensors, position estimation using pyroelectric sensors, and household power analysis using environmental sensors and smart meters.
CAV (Connected Automated Vehicles) Group is focusing on technologies that are related to human-robot collabotation, multi-robot navigation, and environmental sensing using automated vehicles.
HCI Group is focusing on technologies and resources that are related to human-computer interaction. Our current projects are indoor positioning with inertial sensors, dialogue systems with emotions, dance performance analysis using deep learning techniques, and the work assisting system with a head-mounted display.
THis project is related to 4 teams above. This project aims a new way of logistics and people flow in the world where autonomous vehicles run everywehere. Topics are environment recognition using autonomous vehicle, large scale (city level) people flow simulation, etc.
HASC (Human Activity Sensing Consortium) is working to collect and to distribute large-scale human activity corpus.
Urban Computing Group conducts researches on wider area, for more efficient and comfortable life. Analysis targets are traffic-related data (bus operation records), people-flow-related data (GPS, Wi-Fi sensing, camera) and so on. This group also develops a distributed simulation platform with a multi-city-level area, massive amount of mixed domain agents, and dynamic extensibility.
Affective Computing Group is focusing on realizing a society in which computers, robots, and humans coexist and cooperate by analyzing human emotions and sensibilities.Currently, we are conducting research that can be applied to a variety of fields, such as dialogue systems with emotional response, and optimization of pickers and delivery robots.
Human-Centric Computing Group is focusing on technologies and resources that fit human capabilities. We are currently exploring indoor positioning with inertial sensors, dance performance recognition with multi-modal sensors, and user's behavior analysis with location information.