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Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 4:15pm - 4:25pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P4


Speaker(s):

Abstract: We present Licker, a flexible tongue robot that is capable of mimicking a human tongue motion. The aim of this robot is to grow social bonding, regardless of species by licking.

Speaker(s) Bio: Ryota Shijo, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Ryota SHIJO is a first year PhD course student at University of electro-communications(UEC). He is researching Virtual Reality and Human Augmentation. He obtained Master of Engineering at UEC in 2018, and Bachelor of Engineering at UEC in 2016. He researched computer vision for mobile robot in Bachelor, and augmented sports in Master.

Izumi Mizoguchi, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Izumi MIZOGUCHI is a second year PhD course student at University of electro-communications(UEC). He is researching Virtual Reality and Human Augmentation. He obtained Master of Engineering at UEC in 2018, and Bachelor of Computer Science at Tokyo University of Technology(TUT) in 2016. He researched Smart Shoes and foot movement for Human augmentation in Bachelor to Master.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 4:25pm - 4:35pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P4


Speaker(s):

Abstract: “Inclination Manipulator” manipulates the perception of spatial inclination by complementing the gap between the senses in real world (somatosensory) and VR space (vision) using haptic cue for generating rotational force component of the body. This enables to virtual walking up a slope on a flat surface in the real world.

Speaker(s) Bio: Nariaki Sugamoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Nariaki Sugamoto a graduate student at the University of Electro-Communications.

Yusuke Ujitoko, Hitachi, Ltd.; The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Yusuke Ujitoko is a researcher at Hitachi, Ltd., Japan and is also a Ph.D. student at the University of Electro-Communications from 2019. He received a B.E. degree in mechanical engineering and M.A.E. degree in inter-disciplinary information studies from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2014 and 2016. His research interests include applied haptic perception and haptic interfaces. He is a member of the IEEE.

Sho Sakurai, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Sho Sakurai received a B.E. degree in social and information studies from Gunma University in 2007, a M.A.E. degree in inter-disciplinary information studies in 2010 and a PhD degree in Engineering in 2014 from the University of Tokyo. Currently, she is a project assistant professor in Graduate School of Information Systems, the University of Electro-Communications. Her research interests are multi-modal/cross-modal interfaces, human-computer interaction and Perceptual/Cognitive psychology. She is also active as a manga artist for introduction of the latest research on virtual reality, human interface and artificial Intelligence.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 4:35pm - 4:45pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P4


Speaker(s):

Abstract: The Hapballoon is a lightwearable device that can be used to present various haptic sensations. It is possible to present force feedback, especially with respect to pinching and gripping of objects, as well as temperature and vibration information to enhance the material feeling of the VR world.

Speaker(s) Bio: Masahiro Miyakami, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Masahiro Miyakami recieved the B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Electro-Communications, in 2018. He is a graduate student at the University of Electro-Communications. His research interests include haptic interface, human computer interaction, locomotion interface and virtual reality.

Karen. A. Murata, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Karen Anastasia Murata recieved the B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Electro-Communications, in 2018. She is a graduate student at the University of Electro-Communications. Her research interests are haptic interface, human computer interaction and augmented reality.

Hiroyuki Kajimoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Hiroyuki Kajimoto received a PhD in information science and technology from The University of Tokyo in 2006. He is currently a professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Electro-Communications, Japan. His research interests are tactile displays, tactile sensors, human interface and virtual reality. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 4:45pm - 4:55pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P4


Speaker(s):

Abstract: We demonstrate ThermAirGlove(TAGlove), a pneumatic glove which provides concurrent on-hand thermal and force feedback by controlling the volume and temperature of the air pumped into airbags embedded in the glove. TAGlove could generate the thermal cues of different materials (e.g., copper, glass, urethane), and support users’ material identification in VR.

Speaker(s) Bio: Shaoyu Cai, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Shaoyu CAI is a PhD student at City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media. His research is focusing on Robotics, Virtual Reality(VR) and Human-Computer Interaction(HCI).

Pingchuan Ke, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Pingchuan Ke is a research assistant at City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media. His research interests is Human-Computer Interaction(HCI) and Design.

Shanshan Jiang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Shanshan Jiang is a research assistant at City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media. His research interests is Human-Computer Interaction(HCI).

Takuji Narumi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Takuji Narumi is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo. His research interests broadly include perceptual modification and human augmentation with virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.

Kening Zhu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kening Zhu is an assistant professor in School of Creative Media, City Unversity of Hong Kong.His research interest lies in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). He is now particularly working on mobile gesture interaction, tangible interfaces (for STEM & Coding education), multimodal VR/AR, digital fabrication with smart materials.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 4:55pm - 5:05pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P4


Speaker(s):

Abstract: Self-balancing transporter are becoming popular as medium-distance transportation means such as police patrols and sightseeing tours, and are expected to further gain prevalence. In this study, we control the driving direction of self-balancing transporter indirectly by controlling the motion of user who is riding the vehicles.

Speaker(s) Bio: Masato Kobayashi, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Masato Kobayashi received the A.S. degree from National Institute of Technology, Ishikawa College, in 2016, and the B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Electro-Communications, in 2018. He is a graduate student at the University of Electro-Communications. His research interests include haptic interface, human computer interaction, locomotion interface and virtual reality.

Yuki Kon, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Yuki Kon received the master's degree in engineering from the University of Electro-Communications, in 2018. He is a PhD student at the University of Electro-Communications in 2019. His research interests include haptic interface, human computer interaction, wearable device and virtual reality.

Jianyao Zhang, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Zhang Jianyao received the Bachelor's degree in engineering from Lanzhou University, in 2018. He is a research student at the University of Electro-Communications. His research interests include haptic interface, human computer interaction, virtual reality and augmented reality.

Hiroyuki Kajimoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Hiroyuki Kajimoto received a PhD in information science and technology from The University of Tokyo in 2006. He is currently a professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Electro-Communications, Japan. His research interests are tactile displays, tactile sensors, human interface and virtual reality. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 5:05pm - 5:15pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P4


Speaker(s):

Abstract: We developed a high-density tactile vest, which adopts 144 eccentric mass vibration motors actuated individually and five Peltier elements that presents the haptic sensation of the five fingertips to the back rather than to the fingertip as a new haptic presentation method for objects in a virtual reality (VR) environment.

Speaker(s) Bio: Taha Moriyama, The University of Electro-Communication, Japan
Taha Moriyama is a PhD student in the University of Electro-Communications, Japan. His research interests are tactile displays, tactile sensors, human interface and virtual reality. Born in Egypt and studied most of life in Germany.

Akifumi Takahashi, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Akifumi Takahashi is a PhD student in the University of Electro-Communications, Japan. His research interests are tactile displays, tactile sensors, human interface and virtual reality.

Hideyuki Asazu, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Hideyuki Asazu is a master course student in the University of Electro-Communications, Japan. His research interests are tactile displays, tactile sensors, human interface and virtual reality.

Hiroyuki Kajimoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Hiroyuki Kajimoto received a PhD in information science and technology from The University of Tokyo in 2006. He is currently a professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Electro-Communications, Japan. His research interests are tactile displays, tactile sensors, human interface and virtual reality. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 5:15pm - 5:25pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P4


Speaker(s):

Abstract: We propose a multiple haptic feedback system called Haptiple, which is a wearable and modular system for embodied interactions based on a wireless platform. The system consists of vibro-tactile, pressure, and thermal/wind that can be placed on multiple body parts such as the hand, wrist, ankle, and chest.

Speaker(s) Bio: Tomosuke Maeda, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., Japan
Tomosuke Maeda is a researcher at Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc, Human Science Research Domain, Sensory Integration Modeling Program. He received a Master of Media Design from Keio University in 2017. His current research interests focus on the wearable haptic device and embodied interactions. He received the Dean's list from Keio University of Master's Degree and Augmented Human 2019 3rd best paper award.

Tetsuo Kurahashi, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., Japan
Dr. Tetsuo Kurahashi is a program manager at Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., Human Science Research Domain, Sensory Integration Modeling Program. He completed a Dr. Engineer at Nagoya University in 2009. He is interested in human behavior, perception and cognition and phycological response under natural environment.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 5:25pm - 5:35pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P4


Speaker(s):

Abstract: ’Co-limbs’ user interface for wearable robot arms.

Speaker(s) Bio: Guillaume GOURMELEN, CNRS/LIRMM; Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et deMicroelectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM), France
Guillaume Gourmelen graduated as an Engineer in France in Electronics, Automatics and Robotics. He is currently a 2nd year PhD student in France, Montpellier, LIRMM, funded by Japan’s ERATO (JST) project. His thesis is about working on robotics, co-botics and Embodiements on Robots in order to achieve Embodied Teleoperation and Learning from Human to Robot.

Adrien Verhulst, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Adrien Verhulst is a researcher currently working on human augmentation in Virtual Reality at The University of Tokyo, Japan. He obtained a Software engineering at Polytech Angers, France, in 2014, and a PhD in Computer Science at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France, in 2018. His work interest focuses on human interaction and simulation in Virtual Reality as well as visualization in Computer Graphics.

Benjamin Navarro, CNRS/LIRMM, France
Benjamin Navarro received a Ph.D. in robotics in 2017 and is now a research engineer in the IDH group at LIRMM. He is working mainly on safe human-robot collaborations and open-source software for robotics.

Tomoya Sasaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
He is a doctoral student in Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Japan. He completed his Master’s Degree in Media Design from Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, Japan. His research interests include Robotics, Haptics, Wearable Technologies, and Virtual Reality. His current works focus on augmentation of human abilities by using cybernetic technologies such as additional limbs or a levitated stick.

Gowrishankar Ganesh, CNRS/LIRMM, France
Gowrishankar Ganesh received his Bachelor degree from the Delhi College of Engineering, India and his Master degree from the National University of Singapore, both in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Imperial College London in 2010. He is currently a Senior Researcher at the Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique (CNRS), and is located at the Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM). He is a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo, AIST in Tsukuba, and ATR in Kyoto. His research interests include robot control, human sensori-motor control/learning, cognitive neuroscience and robot-human interactions.

Masahiko Inami, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Masahiko (Masa) Inami is a Professor in the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is also directing Inami JIZAI Body Project, JST ERATO. His research interests are in Augmented Human, human I/O enhancement technologies including perception, HCI and robotics. He joined the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tokyo, and in 1999, he moved to the University of Electro-Communications. In April 2008, he joined Keio University, where he served as a Professor of the Graduate School of Media Design till October 2015. In November 2015, he rejoined the University of Tokyo.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 5:35pm - 5:45pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P4


Speaker(s):

Abstract: Synesthesia Wear is a novel full-body haptic interface that provides vibrotactile sensations to the whole body and free movement in space using Two-dimensional signal transmission Technology. We also demonstrate spatial computing application as the future use in Mixed Reality using Synesthesia Wear.

Speaker(s) Bio: Taichi Furukawa, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, Japan
Received bachelor degree of Computer Science and Technology from Salesian Polytechnic in 2018. He is master's student of Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, where engage researches on virtual reality and haptics at KMD Embodied Media Project.

Nobuhisa Hanamitsu, Enhance, inc.; Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, Japan
Nobuhisa Hanamitsu is a computer/haptic scientist and media technology enthusiast from Japan, currently is a PhD program at Keio Media Design. In addition, he is a "Synesthesia" scientist at Enhance Incorporated, too. His current research interests include full body embodied haptic interaction design, haptic effect and applications of haptic technology in VR/AR/MR.

Yoichi Kamiyama, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, Japan
He is a researcher of Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, where engage researches on virtual reality and haptics at KMD Embodied Media Project.

Hideaki Nii, VIVITA Japan Inc., Japan
In 2006, he completed without degree from the University of Electro-Communications graduate school of engineering studies doctoral course in mechanical engineering. 2007, assistant professor in University of Tokyo. In 2008, he was received his Ph.D. (Engineering) from University of Electro-Communications. 2009, senior assistant professor in Keio University. 2010, researcher in National University of Singapore. 2012, researcher in IIJ innovation institute, Japan. 2017, he joined the VIVITA Inc and he designs the electronic components and gadgets.

Charalampos Krekoukiotis, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, Japan
Harry Krekoukiotis was born in Greece and holds a Diploma degree in Architectrural Engineering, a graduate degree in Design Research (Design-Space-Culture graduate program) from National Technical University of Athens, Greece, as well as a Diploma in Digital Filmmaking from SAE Institute Athens. Currently he is pursuing a masters degree in Media Design in Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, in Tokyo, Japan, where his research focuses on spatial storytelling through AR and Haptics, as a member of the Embodied Media Project.

Kouta Minamizawa, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan
Received Ph.D in Information Science and Technology from University of Tokyo in 2010. He is Principle Investigator of KMD Embodied Media Project, where drives multiple researches on sharing, augmenting, and creating bodily experiences by applying the emerging technologies on virtual reality and haptics. He also serve as a board member at Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Executive Director at Superhuman Sports Society, Vice chair for conference at IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics, Associate Program Manager at Japan Science and Technology Agency, and Technical Advisor at Telexistence, inc.

Akihito Noda, Nanzan University, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan
Akihito Noda received the B.E. degree in control and systems engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2005, and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in information physics and computing from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He was an Engineer at INCS, Inc. from 2005 to 2008, a Research Fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2010 to 2013, and a Project Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo, from 2013 to 2017. Since 2017, he has been an Associate Professor at Nanzan University.

Junko Yamada, TEIJIN LIMITED, Japan
Received Master’s degree of Agriculture from Kyushu University in 2001. She is a manager of wearable project with two-dimensional signal transmission technology at TEIJIN LIMITED.

Keiichi Kitamura, TEIJIN LIMITED, Japan
Received master’s degree in Science and Technology from Niigata University in 2001. His research interests are business planning and software development for wearable healthcare industry.

Daisuke Niwa, TEIJIN LIMITED, Japan
Received Ph.D. degree in Engineering (Applied Chemistry) from Waseda University in 2004. He is a manager of Home Healthcare R&D Planning Department at TEIJIN PHARMA LIMITED. His research interests are medical devices and wearable sensors and actuators.

Yoshiaki Hirano, TEIJIN LIMITED, Japan
Received Bachelor’s degree of Commerce from Nihon University in 1991. He is a general manager of Smart Sensing Business Development Project with two-dimensional signal transmission technology at TEIJIN LIMITED.

Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Enhance, inc., Japan
Entertainment Design, Synesthesia Design, Interaction Design, Digital Storytelling. Along with his pursuit of research on the links between human desires and media, he engages in a wide range of creative activities in synesthesia around the globe, spanning genres such as video games, music, music videos, and live performances.

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