In order to reduce fatigue of workers in teleworking, we propose a desktop agent that works with a family-type robot to recommend workers to take a break when they get tired. Based on the emotional information obtained from the wearable device, the agent estimates the fatigue level of worker and suggests the break timing by subtly alerting the worker on the desktop screen. At the same time, the family-type robot cooperating with the agent moves to the worker, and recommends to take a break in real world. By presenting the appropriate timing of breaks, we can make the telework work less tiring..
M. Fukushima, M. Hasunuma, D. Sekido, T. Ishikawa, H. Honda and Y. Yamazaki, "Break Promotion by Desktop Agent to Reduce Fatigue in Remote Working from Smart House with Smart Robot," 2021 IEEE 10th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE), 2021, pp. 592-594, doi: 10.1109/GCCE53005.2021.9621876.
Takumi Ishikawa and Yoichi Yamazaki, "Atmosphere Sharing System by Lighting and Fragrance to Enhance Quality of Work in Telework ", Proc. of 2021 IEEE 3rd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies (LifeTech), Mar. 2021(accepted).
Yoichi Yamazaki, Takuya Hayama, Masanobu Nakamura, Wataru Kutsuzawa, Kazuaki Takeuchi and Masao Isshiki, "Home Atmosphere Visualization Based on Motion Sensing in Smart Living Room", Proc. of 2020 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies (LifeTech), pp.280-281, Mar. 2020, DOI: 10.1109/LifeTech48969.2020.1570618842.