Research Overview

Approach interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researches, in addition to these three areas

♦Outline of each Laboratory

Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group

    We aim to understand the function of the brain through computational neuroscience and to develop a Brain Machine Interface (BMI) as a basic technology for IT that realizes ICT technology accessible to all and futuristic communication by applying our obtained knowledge.
  • Computational Neuroscience Laboratories
  • We aim to understand the brain function through computational neuroscience and to develop a Brain Machine Interface (BMI) for recovery of motor functions in humans as technology for IT and clinical applications.
  • Cognitive Mechanisms Laboratories
  • We investigate the mechanisms for high-order brain functions by utilizing advanced technologies for the measurement and the analysis of brain activity as well as simulations of brain functions based on robots and computers. Our results enhance human communications and the development of natural human-machine interfaces.
  • Neural Information Analysis Laboratories
  • The goal of our research is to develop analysis tools to clarify human brain functions and communication techniques based on brain activities.

Social Media Research Laboratory Group

    Creating innovative concepts and core technologies, and developing innovative systems for different kinds of social communication.
  • Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories
  • Our research and development is to create robots and intelligent environments for life care robotics. Our research on “knowing people activities” is promoted by both science and technology.
  • Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory
  • Where does the feeling of human presence come from? Can we convey human presence or build a mechanism for recording it? To explore about these questions, we conduct research by developing various kinds of androids.
  • Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories
  • Research and development work is being carried out on new wireless communication systems towards a sustainable society. Such systems include cognitive radio networks which achieve more efficient use of precious radio spectrum resources, a wake-up receiver which reduces electric power consumption of ICT devices, and a GPS-based relative positioning method between vehicles.
  • Wave Engineering Laboratories
  • Wireless devices and services, ranging from smartphones to satellite communications, are essential in realizing a wealthy and secure society. We are engaged in R&D on innovative techniques and applications that achieve efficient and user-friendly wireless services that wholly utilize the limited radiowave resources.