Research on communication mechanism of embodied interaction

Hiroyuki Yano, Yoshi Fujiwara, Satoshi Maekawa, Hideki Kozima, Jun Yoshimoto

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We launch an investigation of communication mechanism of embodied interaction in Kehannna Human Info-Communications Research Center. We conduct our investigation in the following three fields, physiology, cognition, and behavior. In the physiological field, we extract the motion of each finger, extension and flexion, from electromyogram data by independent component analysis. We apply separation of fingers' motion to computer interface. In the cognitive field, we investigate the cognitive mechanism of the preverbal communication. We focus on both the development of childhood communication and its implementation on the humanoid robot. In the behavioral field, we study nonverbal information in human interaction. We measure the activity of communication and a degree of mutual understanding of intention using the motion of our face and head. We pursue of research so that the communication system becomes the social being and the quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Communications Research Laboratory
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sept


  • Electromyogram
  • Embodiment
  • Joint attention
  • Nonverbal Information
  • Preverbal communication


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