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研究成果概要：As planned in the application to this project, the two robots SanTO and DarumaTO were developed in terms of hardwar...As planned in the application to this project, the two robots SanTO and DarumaTO were developed in terms of hardware and software. In particular, the robot SanTO was revised with a new lighting system, new speakers and several parts of the external cover replaced by new 3D prints.Software was improved for both robots, with the registration to the Google Cloud speech recognition service and to VocalWare service of text-to-speech. Thanks to this, a dialogue system was developed. A fully working SanTO was then tested with users in Peru during March 2019.Previously, the intellectual property of SanTO was protected through the application for the design rights, during Spring 2018. In total, 1 journal papers and 2 conference papers were produced. The robot was displayed in events in Japan and Germany.The robot SanTO gained increasing attention from the press, and was featured in Italian TV, in Spanish magazines and even in prestigious news magazines like IEEE Spectrum, and prestigious newspapers (the Wall Street Journal). This research topic was also presented in the form of invited talks in several locations, such as Tohoku University, and the worldwide notorious TEDx event.Overall, we can state that the achieved results are superior to the initial goals submitted one year ago.
研究成果概要：This research is about the two robot prototypes inspired to Shinto/Buddhism (DarumaTO) and to Christianity (SanTO)....This research is about the two robot prototypes inspired to Shinto/Buddhism (DarumaTO) and to Christianity (SanTO).In the ageing societies of Japan and Europe, there is a growing need of socially assistive devices. For this purpose, the proposer made prototypes of robots inspired by religious objects, which are commonly familiar to elderly people, as they typically do not feel comfortable in using technological devices. Religion is a very important theme, as studies reported the association between religion and physical and mental health. During the last part of the year, covered by this grant, I brought the robot SanTO with me in UK and Italy, and managed to have a hearing with Mons. Ruiz, secretary of the Vatican. Based on that hearing, I decided the direction to take for the following developments.The latest results were presented in RO-MAN conference in New Delhi, India, in October 2019, where I am also associate editor, session chair and jury member.Back in Waseda, the robot DarumaTO was used by students of Science and Engineering to improve the dialogue system for the application in nursery homes.
研究成果概要：This research was centred on the development of a social robot for immigrant integration, which starting taking pla...This research was centred on the development of a social robot for immigrant integration, which starting taking place in 2019. It took place as the creation of a robotic Islamic mosque with minaret.It is thought for Muslim families of immigrants in other countries. These immigrants typically struggle in their integration, while being concerned about the loss of their children of study of Arabic and of the Quran. The robotic mosque has a minaret that calls at the time of the prayer and interactively teaches Arabic and the Quran, joining also teachings regarding the religion of the host country (that is, Japan, or a European country), effectively helping integration in an indirect way to the whole immigrant family.I travelled to Europe to coordinate the work at Siegen University in July 2019. after stopping by Bruxelles to give a keynote speech on the same topic at the LSR2019 congress. In August I also visited the London East Mosque and had the opportunity to have a hearing with Shaykh Mahmoud, imam.In Novemeber and December 2019 an Iranian student from Germany, Mehrbod Manavi, came as a visiting student and developed the hardware and part of the software of the mosque. The next step will be to complete the software and the contents, through another student.
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