Takato Horii, Ph.D.

Project Assistant Professor, The University of Electro-Communications
Email: takato [AT] uec.ac.jp

My research interests include computational modeling of emotional development, emotional human-robot communication and tactile interaction.

Career

Career Experience

April 2018 – present Project Assistant Professor, The University of Electro-Communications
October 2017 – March 2018 Specially Appointed Researcher, The University of Electro-Communications
April 2015 – March 2017 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
October 2014 – March 2016 Part-time lecture, Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology

Education

September 2018 Ph.D. in Engineering, Osaka University
April 2013 – September 2017 Ph.D. student, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
March 2013 Master of Engineering, Osaka University
March 2011 Bachelor of Engineering, Toyota National College of Technology

Awards

  • Best Student Paper Award of the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (October 2017)
  • The Robotics Society of Japan Award of the RoboCup Japan Open (May 2017)
  • Best Poster Presentation Award of the 24th MAGDA conference (November 2015)
  • International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction’14 Honorable Mention Poster Award (October 2014)
  • Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence SIG Research Award (June 2013)
  • Research Award of the RoboCup Japan Open (May 2013)
  • The Robotics Society of Japan Award of the RoboCup Japan Open (May 2013)
  • AI Award of the RoboCup Japan Open (May 2012)
  • Student Award of the National Institute of Technology (March 2011)
  • Excellent Student Award Academic Division of the Japan Student Services Organization (December 2010)
  • Student Award of the Toyota National College of Technology (October 2010)
  • Incentive Award of the Japan Association for College of Technology (September 2010)
  • The Robotics Society of Japan Award of the RoboCup Japan Open (May 2010)
  • Student Award of the Toyota National College of Technology (October 2009)
  • Student Award of the National Institute of Technology (March 2008)
  • Student Award of the Toyota National College of Technology (March 2008)
  • Incentive Award of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (February 2008)

Scientific Activities

Miscellaneous

  • Organizer of the HAI2017 Workshop on “Representation learning for human and robot cognition” (2017)
  • Organizer of JSAI2017 OS-37 “Symbol Emergence Robotics” (2017)

Research Funds

2015.4-2017.3 Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow
“Constructive understanding of emotional development using probabilistic model: Structuring of emotion promoted by perception bias of caregiver”
Role: Project leader, Budget: JPY1,900,000
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