Meta avatar robot cafe is a cafe that fuses cyberspace and physical space to create new encounters with people. We create a place where people with disabilities who have difficulty going out can freely switch between their physical bodies and virtual bodies, and communicate their presence and warmth to each other.
Since 2018, we have been working on the avatar robot cafe and have implemented various experimental stores. Meta Avatar robot cafe is a new application of the avatar robot cafe that introduces a body extension system that enables interaction and an AR avatar that extends the sense of space.
Hiroki NOMURA, Nobuaki HOSODA, Tsukuto YAMADA, Ryoma KAWAMURA, Yoichi YAMAZAKI (Communication robotics Lab. , Kanagawa Institute of Technology), Kazuaki TAKEUCHI, Hiroaki KATO, Kentaro YOSHIFUJI (OryLab Inc.), Ryuma NIIYAMA (ISI Laboratory, The University of Tokyo)
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Yoichi Yamazaki, Tsukuto Yamada, Hiroki Nomura, Nobuaki Hosoda, Ryoma Kawamura, Kazuaki Takeuchi, Hiroaki Kato, Ryuma Niiyama, and Kentaro Yoshifuji, "Meta Avatar Robot Cafe: Linking Physical and Virtual Cybernetic Avatars to Provide Physical Augmentation for People with Disabilities," ACM SIGGRAPH 2022 Emerging Technologies (SIGGRAPH '22), Association for Computing Machinery, Article 6, 1–2, Aug. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1145/3532721.3546117
"Meta Avatar Robot Cafe Laval Virtual", Laval Virtual Awards 2022 finalists in the service category, 2022.
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Kazuaki Takeuchi, Yoichi Yamazaki, Takuya Hashimoto, and Masao Isshiki, "Personal Characteristics Expression by Changing Forms of the Eyelid for Deformed Face Robot," Proc. of IEEE ICCE2018, PS-3.14, Jan.2018
Kazuaki Takeuchi, Yoichi Yamazaki, Takuya Hashimoto, and Masao Isshiki, "Personal Characteristics Expression Using Nose and Mouth Movement for Face Deformed Robot," Proc. of IEEE GCCE2017, pp.663-664, Oct. 2017.