ISSUE #6The Future of Machines and Humans
Thanks to function sophistication and quality improvement, machines have greatly contributed to increases in productivity and convenience for a wide range of human activities, in addition, of course, to liberating human workers from heavy loads and arduous labor. At the same time, as illustrated by situations in which machines make use of people, what society demands now are human-friendly machines that can co-exist with people. Going forward, what role should machines play and what sort of relationships should they have with human beings?
Against this backdrop, Ritsumeikan University is tackling numerous research projects from diverse angles across a range of academic fields.
Soft Robots Capable of Picking up Food Items and Placing Them inside a Lunchbox
Shinichi Hirai/Zhongkui Wang
Measuring Sleeping States Using Only Videos of Sleeping People
Mechanical Eyes Providing Innovation for Flying Robots
Possibilities of Intelligent Vehicles Independently Running and Carrying out Tasks in Place of People
Cloud Computing and AI: Changing the Business Landscape
Chairs, Designed by AI with Its “Imagination”
Exploring the Nature of Human Senses and Perception in the Evolution of Video Games
Defining Comfortable Driving by Understanding Human-Machine Matching
Artificial Intelligence Acquiring Vocabulary and Concepts in Ways Similar to a Child
Tadahiro Taniguchi / Yoshinobu Hagiwara