Takayuki KANDA

Japanese / English




Research Topics

We aim to realize "human-like robots" that operate in human daily environments in symbiotic way and collaborate with people. For this aim, we conduct there are three types of research works, as follows.
  • Sensor network that enables robots to interact with people in real world
  • Modeling that endows "human-like ness" to a robot (both behaviorlly and computationally), which allows it to interact with people in natural and smooth way
  • Simulation techniques that reproduce relevant human behaviors on computers, so that robots anticipate how its behavior would influence to people (and crowd of people)
  • Real-world human-robot interaction studies which enables us to better design robotic system that is socially acceptable



Major Publications

  1. Drazen Brscic, Hiroyuki Kidokoro, Yoshitaka Suehiro, Takayuki Kanda, Escaping from Children's Abuse of Social Robots, ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction (HRI 2015), pp. 59-66, 2015. [Best paper award]
  2. Drazen Brscic, Takayuki Kanda, Tetsushi Ikeda, Takahiro Miyashita,gPerson tracking in large public spaces using 3D range sensorsh, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Vol.43, Issue 6, pp.522-534, 2014.
  3. Hiroyuki Kidokoro, Takayuki Kanda, Drazen Brscic, Masahiro Shiomi, Will I bother here? - A robot anticipating its influence on pedestrian walking comfort -, ACM/IEEE 8th Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013), pp. 259 - 266, 2013. [Best paper award]
  4. Peter H. Kahn, Jr., Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Brian T. Gill, Jolina H. Ruckert, Solace Shen, Heather E. Gary, Aimee L. Reichert, Nathan G. Freier, Rachel L. Severson, Do People Hold a Humanoid Robot Morally Accountable for the Harm It Causes?, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2012), pp. 33-40, 2012. [Best paper award]
  5. Takayuki Kanda, Masahiro Shiomi, Zenta Miyashita, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita, A communication robot in a shopping mall, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 26(5), pp. 897-913, 2010.
  6. Takayuki Kanda, Dylan F. Glas, Masahiro Shiomi, Norihiro Hagita, Abstracting People's Trajectories for Social Robots to Proactively Approach Customers, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 25(6), pp. 1382-1396, 2009.
  7. Bilge Mutlu, Toshiyuki Shiwa, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Norihiro Hagita, Footing In Human-Robot Conversations: How Robots Might Shape Participant Roles Using Gaze Cues, 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction(HRI2009), pp.61-68, 2009.[Best paper award]
  8. Kotaro Hayashi, Daisuke Sakamoto, Takayuki Kanda, Masahiro Shiomi, Satoshi Koizumi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Tsukasa Ogasawara, Norihiro Hagita, Humanoid robots as a passive-social medium - a field experiment at a train station -, ACM 2nd Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI2007), pp. 137-144, 2007. [Best paper award]
  9. Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Michita Imai, Tetsuo Ono, Development and Evaluation of Interactive Humanoid Robots, Proceedings of the IEEE (Special issue on Human Interactive Robot for Psychological Enrichment), Vol.92, No.11, pp. 1839-1850, 2004.
  10. Takayuki Kanda, Takayuki Hirano, Daniel Eaton, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Interactive Robots as Social Partners and Peer Tutors for Children: A Field Trial, Human Computer Interaction (Special issues on human-robot interaction), Vol. 19, No. 1-2, pp. 61-84, 2004.

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Kyoto University

Vigiting Group Leader
Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratorie, ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International)


Address Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyoku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan
E-mail kanda@i.kyoto-u.ac.jp

HRI Lab's web page is here

Last update April 2, 2018