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.


Friday December 22nd, 2023 :  

The following papers have been accepted to ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2024).

Kanghui Du, Drazen Brščić, Yuyi Liu, Takayuki Kanda,
“Can’t You See I Am Bothered? Human-Inspired Suggestive Avoidance”

Yuan-Chia Chang, Daniel J. Rea, Takayuki Kanda,
“Investigating the Impact of Gender Stereotypes in Authority on Avatar Robots”

Yusuke Fujioka, Yuyi Liu, Takayuki Kanda,
“I Need to Pass Through! Understandable Robot Behavior for Passing Interaction in Narrow Environment”

Xiang Pan, Malcolm Doering, Takayuki Kanda,
“What Is Your Other Hand Doing, Robot? A Model of Behavior for Shopkeeper Robot’s Idle Hand”

Joshua Ravishankar, Malcolm Doering, Takayuki Kanda,
“Zero-Shot Learning to Enable Error Awareness in Data-Driven HRI”

Sachi Natasha Edirisinghe, Satoru Satake, Drazen Brščić, Yuyi Liu, Takayuki Kanda,
“Field trial of an autonomous shopworker robot that provides friendly encouragement and exerts social pressure”

Thursday December 21st, 2023 :  

Our paper is published in a prestigious journal, ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction.

Morteza Daneshmand, Jani Even, Takayuki Kanda, “Effortless Polite Telepresence using Intention Recognition”, ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction.
Doi: 10.1145/3636433

Sunday May 14th, 2023 :   Entrance Examination Briefing (2023)

There will be Entrance Examination Briefing for Dept. Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, to be held on May 14, 2023. 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.