This lab started at Kyoto University in April 2018.
Previously our research was based at ATR-IRC. We are one of the leading groups in the HRI (Human-Robot Interaction) domain.

We welcome newcomers to help build this lab with us!
If you’re interested, please feel free to get in touch.


Tuesday May 11th, 2021 :   Entrance Examination Briefing (2021)

There will be Entrance Examination Briefing for Dept. Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, to be held on May 16, 2021. The briefing will be only in Japanese, but at the last there is a session where participants can talk to professors. If you are interested in joining this lab from master/doctor course, this can be a good opportunity. More information can be found here:


The briefing is over. Those who were unable to participate, please feel free to email us if you’d like to consult with us about anything beforehand.

Monday December 28th, 2020 :   Post-doc positions

We have vacancies in projects under research funding (till March 2023 / Nov. 2025) about human-robot interaction, human-robot symbiosis, and human-robot moral relationships, about autonomous and teleoperated robots. Thus, we seek people who can contribute to these projects (more information on one of these projects here: http://www.robot.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/english-crest-project/).

We are seeking applications from young researchers with a special interest in human-robot interaction. Candidates with specific expertise/background in the following domains are particularly welcome this time:
– Human behavior modeling for social robots
– Human behavior recognition relevant to daily activities and social interaction
– Speech-based and multimodal human-robot communication
– User interface for telepresence and robot teleoperation
– Sliding/adjustable autonomy
– Robotics relevant to social robots and telepresence
– Empirical (experimental) studies on human-robot social interaction

The employment contract is made for each Japanese fiscal year (starting in April and finishing in March of next year); however, the starting period is flexible (after April 2021). Extensions will be expected based on annual evaluations.

The wage will be decided based on experience and expertise.

Please feel free to ask me (kanda@i.kyoto-u.ac.jp) about details. To apply, please send us an email including your CV and a statement about your interest and motivation!