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Our students' work “Kusuguttemi-na” was featured by TBS "Shinsaincho Matsumoto Hitoshi". This system allows you to experience the feeling of being tickled by others by tickling yourself by wearing a VR goggle and a custom rubber gloves. By inflating the rubber gloves at random timing, the prediction of the tactile sensation is made difficult. Please warmly watch over the progress of the project since it is Read more
Prof. Kiyokawa's interview on the current and future of VR/AR technologies appeared in the Seikyo Shimbun on the New Year's Day in 2021. "I had no connection at all with the newspaper, but it was a very good opportunity to disseminate the current and future of VR/AR technologies to the general public. Thank you very much." Read more
Our laboratory was featured on Yomiuri TV "Honwaka TV" from 19:00 on December 18th. Kizashi Nakano (D1) introduced the taste modulation system, and Masahiro Yoshimitsu (M1) introduced the self-tickling system. (Contents) https://www.ytv.co.jp/honwaka/contents/20201218.html "Tools of the Future by Using VR/AR" Cybernetics and Reality Engineering Laboratory, Nara Institute of Science and Technology Read more
Mr. Riku Otono from the University of Tokyo had a lab experience program from Dec. 7th to Dec. 18th. He developed a multi-modal AR system combining an olfactory display and an HMD. When you eat something you don't like, it appears like a piece of caramel with the real smell of caramel. He will enroll in NAIST next year. See you again soon! Read more
Mr. Hagimori (D1) gave an oral presentation at SigHaptics, the Virtual Reality Society of Japan which was held online from Nov. 30th to Dec. 1st. His presentation was about how tendon vibration stimulus affects the movement of raising and lowering the foot to adjust the height to the target. Title: Effects of Tendon Vibration Stimulation on Reaching Movements of a Lower Limb Presenter's comment: I finished Read more
Mr. Zhang Yan (D2) gave an oral presentation at a top conference on augmented reality, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2020. Conventional optical see-through HMDs have a narrow field of view and it is difficult to control the occlusion on a pixel-by-pixel basis. The proposed HMD has succeeded in achieving both an extremely wide field of view close to 180 degrees and Read more
We are calling for applicants for Associate Professor position at Cybernetics and Reality Engineering (CARE) Laboratory, Division of Information Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Please read the public advertisement below and submit your application by December 25th (Friday), 2020. Public Advertisement for Associate Professor, Division of Information Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science Read more
Our student team's work "Kusuguttemi-na”, which took part in IVRC2020's SEED STAGE, has been featured by Japanese online media. This system allows you to experience the feeling of being tickled by others by tickling yourself by wearing a VR goggle and a custom rubber gloves. By inflating the rubber gloves at random timing, the prediction of the tactile sensation is made difficult.  The student team's comment: "We Read more
We introduced four Oculus Quest2 headsets etc. for research. Oculus Quest2 "etc." Read more
We are calling for applicants for Assistant Professor position at Cybernetics and Reality Engineering (CARE) Laboratory, Division of Information Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Please read the public advertisement below and submit your application by December 25th (Friday), 2020. Public Advertisement for Assistant Professor, Division of Information Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science Read more
Mr. Cong, Mr. Kobayashi, Mr. Kawabe, and Mr. Nishizawa (M2) gave following presentations at an MVE workshop held in Hakodate and online on October 12th and 13th. Mr. Cong's presentation was recognized as the best paper among those submitted to the MVE workshop and won the MVE Award. In addition, Mr. Kawabe won the Best Moriagest Award (who livened up the discussion the most), and Prof. Read more
4 students (1 D1 and 3 M1) have joined CARE Lab this fall! Welcome! All but Zhang will study remotely from their countries due to covid-19. Johannes Schirm (D1) Pornsomchai Sorapon (M1) Kannappan Vinayak Teoh (M1) Zhang Yuxian (M1) Read more
Mr. Zhang Yan (D2) will give an oral presentation on his work below at a top conference on augmented reality, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2020. Conventional optical see-through HMDs have a narrow field of view and it is difficult to control the occlusion on a pixel-by-pixel basis. The proposed HMD has succeeded in achieving both an extremely wide field of view Read more
In September, 2020, we welcomed three interns; Mr. Ishizuka from National Institute of Technology, Yonago College, Mr. Shimokubo from National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, and Mr. Hatakeyama from Waseda University. Mr. Ishizuka did the internship entirely online for two weeks and learnt how to use Unity and Vuforia to detect hand-drawn illustrations, make them float and animate in mid-air, and realize an AR shooting game. Read more
4 M1 students, Yoshimitsu, Yoshimura, Fukuda, and Uno participated in the IVRC 2020 SEED STAGE. For the IVRC, they created a system named Kusugutte-mina that enables a user to tickle himself/herself with ones' own hands. (Participant's voice) "Although we were not able to go to the next LEAP STAGE, it was a very good experience for us. From now on, we'll do our best for own Read more
The old blinds in the lab were replaced with colorful curtains.   Read more
The Summer Seminar was held from August 19 (Monday) to 21 (Friday). At the Summer Seminar, participants worked on application development like the followings. Use an M5Stack Gray to acquire motion data of the 9-axis sensor, and then classify the user motion in real-time by using a few machine learning algorithms. Use Unity and Vuforia to detect hand-drawn illustrations, make them float and animate in mid-air, Read more
We held a Joint Workshop with Kuroda Lab of Tsukuba University on August 21, 2020. Kuroda Lab is a new laboratory established last year in Tsukuba University, aiming at social implementation of technology in the medical field and everyday life based on the concept of "creating the next generation of life and society with advanced information engineering technology." From our lab, Mr. Hagimori (D1), Mr. Kobayashi (M2), Read more
The following book, which teaches you a wide range of theoretical and practical aspects of augmented reality, has been published by McGraw-Hill in August 2020. It has 520 pages and is extremely informative, especially for those who actually work with their hands. It may only be available on Amazon India yet, but it has a high 5-star rating. Chetankumar G. Shetty, a visiting researcher in our Read more
We introduced five HoloLens2 for research. Read more
Kizashi Nakano (D1) has been accepted to the 4th member of Kuma Foundation (The Creator Scholarship). Kuma Foundation HP:https://kuma-foundation.org/student/kizashi-nakano Read more
We introduced five Varjo XR-1 headsets for research. Read more
Mr. Hasegawa gave a presentation at DICOMO 2020 (Multimedia, Distributed, Cooperative, and Mobile Symposium) and received Young Researcher Award. Presented paer Eiichi Hasegawa, Naoya Isoyama, Nobuchika Sakata, and Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, "Effects of video speed on smart glasses to viewer's working speed" Message from Mr. Hasegawa "Originally, the conference was supposed to be held in Kochi Prefecture, however, it was held online because of COVID-19. I was Read more
The 2020 NAIST Open Campus was held as a Virtual Open Campus using VR technology. CARE Lab cooperated fully with IMDLab and other laboratories to realize the event, especially for the maintenance of 360-degree video content, the holding of VR concierge using the VR SNS platform Cluster, and the design of the VR goggles. In addition, Mr. Nishizawa (M2) of our laboratory created an AR web Read more