Takayuki Kanda (Senior Research Scientist, ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories)
Robots are seemingly coming to appear in our daily lives. Yet, it is not as easy as one might imagine. In this talk, I plan to introduce the difficulties we faced and challenged with during we deploy robots to daily environments, such as shopping malls. It includes technical challenge as well as challenges in human-robot interaction (HRI). I also plan to introduce a couple of long-term HRI studies, in which we observed early establishment of human-robot relationships.