6th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management 2013


Concept of Atmosfield and its Visualization Method

Prof. Kaoru HIROTA
Tokyo Institute of Technology
G3-49, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502, Japan

The presenters' group at Tokyo Institute of Technology has been studying on humans-robots interaction, where a concept of Fuzzy Atmosfield (FA) is proposed to express the atmosphere in humans-robots communication. The FA is characterized by a 3D fuzzy cubic space with "friendly-hostile", "lively-calm", and "casual-formal" based on a cognitive science experiments and principle component analysis. The atmosphere in the communication is expressed by a point in the 3D fuzzy cubic space and is supposed to be varying/moving in the space time by time. To understand easily such movement of the atmosphere, a graphical representation method is also proposed, where "friendly-hostile" information is represented by "shape", "lively-calm" by "color", and "casual-formal" by "size". To illustrate the FA and its visualization method, a demonstration scenario "enjoying home party by five eye robots and four humans" is introduced/demonstrated.


Prof. Kaoru HIROTA received Dr. E. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1979. After his career at Sagami Institute of Technology and Hosei University, he has been with Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research interests include fuzzy systems, intelligent robot, and image understanding. He experienced a president/fellow of IFSA (International Fuzzy Systems Association), and a president of SOFT (Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems.) He is a chief editor of J. of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics. Banki Donat Medal, Henri Coanda Medal, Grigore MOISIL Award, SOFT best paper award, Acoustical Society of Japan best paper award(twice), honorary professorships from de La Salle University and Changchun Univ. of Science & Technology, and Honoris Causa from Bulacan state university, Budapest Technical University, and Szechenyi Istvan University were awarded to him. He organized more than 20 international conferences/symposiums as a founding/general/program chair. He has been publishing about 300 journal papers, 50 books, and 500 conference papers.