N. Yamasaki

Keio University, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: In order to support the cooperative work of human, the research of computer-supported cooperative work has been evolved, and many groupware have also been developed. In the cooperative work of human, the task may involve in the transportation of physical entities that conventional groupware can not handle. The authors propose an interface architecture for the transportation of physical entities in distributed environments by utilizing mobile robots. In this paper, they propose a multi-agent model that can represent human-robot interaction in distributed environments by extending the multi-agent model of the groupware toolkit Michele developed by the authors. The interface system based on the extended multi-agent model has been implemented by utilizing the autonomous mobile robot Einstein developed in the laboratory. The multi-agent model, the agent description language, implementation issues and applications for office automation are described
    Robot and Human Communication, 1992. Proceedings., IEEE International Workshop on; 10/1992
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    ABSTRACT: Discusses about the interface for personal robot systems that are not supported by social authority. The paper consists of two parts. The paper describes HuRIS, a human-robot interactive system for supporting human-robot and human-human communication. HuRIS aims to be acting as an agent of a user. The robot of HuRIS can accept voice commands by its voice recognizer, and can reply via its simple natural language processing system and voice synthesizer. The robot has the ability of asking a human for help by using the voice synthesizer when it is trapped in failure. However, the humans around the robot do not always accept its commissions. The necessary condition that a human accepts a request of a robot is not known. The authors describe experiments on robot's commission in some detail. In Experiment 1, they show that a request of a robot supported by no social authority is not accepted by a human. In Experiment 2, they show that by using the HuRIS's interface, the performance of the subjects is generally similar for human and robot commission. The paper concludes that the interface for HuRIS as a personal mobile robot system is effective
    Robot and Human Communication, 1992. Proceedings., IEEE International Workshop on; 10/1992
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    Y. Nakauchi, T. Okada, N. Yamasaki, Y. Anzai
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    ABSTRACT: One of the important factors required to realize personal robots is mutual cooperation between humans and robots. To support human cooperative work based on asynchronous communication, the authors had developed a groupware toolkit called Michele. They propose a multi-agent interface architecture called RT-Michele. A prototype of RT-Michele was implemented, and autonomous mobile robots were developed. RT-Michele was applied to office automation, where it provided not only asynchronous communication, but also real-time interactive communication for cooperative work among humans and mobile robots
    Robotics and Automation, 1992. Proceedings., 1992 IEEE International Conference on; 06/1992