Welcome to the website of Cybernetics and Reality Engineering Laboratory (CARE Lab), Division of Information Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
Cybernetics is an academic field that unifies humans and systems. Reality engineering is used in the meaning of a superordinate concept bundling virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and so on. In this laboratory, we are studying all of these, especially sensing, display and interaction technologies.
Humans have acquired new capabilities by inventing various tools long before computers came up and mastering them as if they were part of the body. In this laboratory, we conduct research to create “tools of the future” by making full use of human and environmental sensing, sensory representation, wearable computing, context awareness, machine learning, biological information processing and other technologies. In particular, by manipulating various sensations such as vision, we aim to live more conveniently, more comfortably, or more securely by offering “personalized reality” which empathizes each person. Through such information systems, we would like to contribute to the realization of an inclusive society where all people can maximize their abilities and help each other.
Our laboratory has newly been established in April 2017. We will continue to try new challenges, inheriting the assets of Vision and Media Computing Laboratory.
- NAIST Edge (Japanese only)
Division of Information Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology,
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
This logo expresses the concept of ‘Personalized reality’ that gently wraps people with reality colored with bits, close to each individual.
We conduct a variety of research collaborations, application developments etc. together with many research institutes and companies including those below.