Vol.4 No.2 2011
Research paper : Toward the use of humanoid robots as assemblies of content technologies (S. Nakaoka et al.)−96−Synthesiology - English edition Vol.4 No.2 (2011) AuthorsShin’ichiro NakaokaReceived the B.S. degree in information science from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2006. Since 2006, he has been a researcher with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. His research interests include motion presentation by humanoid robots and robotics software platforms. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Award of the Robotics Society of Japan in 2008. In this research, he was mainly in charge of the development of motion expression support technology, voice expression support technology, and integrated interface, as well as the experiments in content production.Kanako MiuraReceived the Ph.D. degree in information science from the Tohoku University, Japan, in 2004, and also the Ph.D. degree in Electronique, Electrotechnique, Automatique from l'Université Louis Pasteur, France, in 2004. From 2004 to 2005, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Tohoku University, Japan. From 2005 to 2007, she was a researcher with NTT Docomo, Japan. Since 2007, she has been a researcher with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. Her research interests include human movement analysis and motion planning for humanoid robots. In this research, she was mainly in charge of the development of HRP-4C.Mitsuharu MorisawaReceived the Ph.D. degree in engineering from Keio University, Japan, in 2004. Researcher of the Intelligent Systems Research Institute, AIST from April 2004. Visiting researcher at the LAAS-CNRS, France for one year from April 2009. Engages in research of parallel mechanism, motion control, and humanoid robots. In this research, was mainly in charge of the development of HRP-4C.Fumio KanehiroReceived the Ph.D. degree in engineering from The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1999. Special researcher of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1998. Joined the Electrotechnical Laboratory, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology in 2000. Due to reorganization, became the researcher of the Intelligent Systems Research Institute, AIST from 2001. Senior researcher in October 2007. Visiting researcher at the LAAS-CNRS, France from April 2007. Interested in the system composition and whole body motion control of the humanoid robot. In this research, was mainly in charge of the development of HRP-4C.S. Nakaoka, F. Kanehiro, K. Miura, M. Morisawa, K. 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