In the laboratory of Prof. Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan in August 2011. I am in a VR environment with infra-red motion capture. My movements are translated to the Nao Robot on the left side of the image.
My colleagues of the EMOTE project and I are designing, developing and evaluating a new generation of artificial embodied tutors that have perceptive capabilities to engage in empathic interactions with learners in a shared physical space. In the next couple of years I anticipate posting at irregular intervals also regarding the EMOTE project‘s progress.
- Meet Nao, One High School’s New Robot Teacher (huffingtonpost.com)
- Robot the newest addition to academy’s classroom (sfgate.com)
- Brain Scans Show Humans Feel for Robots (spectrum.ieee.org)
- Robots as teachers: a new addition to the classroom (jacobs-university.de)