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Research Center for Community Centric Systems

Academic background

Aiming at the enhancement of intelligent dialogue systems based on log gathering using social robots and analysis of social big data

Professor Toru YAMAGUCHI, Dr. Eng
Director of Research Center:
Professor Naoyuki KUBOTA,
Dr. Eng
Department of Mechanical
Systems Engineering,
Graduate School of System Design

Disaster prevention as well as welfare and nursing care for the elderly can be raised as the big issues facing Tokyo. The keywords of measures for both of these are said to be social communication. Expectations are growing daily for the progress of “community centric” research applying robots and IT in multifaceted ways for disaster prevention. The term “community centric” refers to a new international trend that will realize the acquisition of user logs using social robotics (ROB) as information media, the multifaceted analysis and formation of user models using social big data, and further, support for a whole community formed by multiple users carried out by multiple matching.

In addition, Tokyo’s issue of welfare and nursing care for the elderly is a really impending one. Providing community support in the health, welfare and nursing care areas including QOL (quality of life) while considering intelligent housing and other forms of green innovation (GI) will be important for the resolution of this problem so advancing smart QOL focused on life innovation (LI) to realize QOL will be essential.
This research center is implementing disaster prevention community research based on both social ROB used as information media at an international research level and the use of social big data, and is also implementing basic, community-centric research from a global perspective, extending to community support for smart QOL and other fields of health, welfare, and nursing care.