Experiments on Learning System 


CD:Tatsuya Matsui
CCD: Tatsuya Matsui
D:Hiroyuki Hoshino, Marika Hayashi
TC:Tomoyoshi Kinoshita
We do not regard “Palette” - the mannequin-type robot that we developed as “a humanoid robot that can work in a society” - merely as a moving mannequin. “Palette” exists as a robot and we make it as such, hoping that customers and salespeople find it quite natural to see a robot with eyes and ears grow up along with people.
In the exhibition room, an experimental version of a learning system, which we are considering to install on our “Palette,” is introduced.
“Palette” changes its posture, and checks if a customer pays attention to itself as a result. With this learning system, Palette observes a customer through a camera and improves its move.
The next product for today’s materially affluent society of Japan must be something that has flexibility in a broad sense, including “Palette,” to be able to learn from an individual person, in contrast to the one that merely exists physically and statically. We have been conducting joint research with NetCompass, with whom we share the same aim. We hope to create something that has a kind of intelligence and gives us a vivid and comfortable impression.