OKA Natsuki
Kyoto Institute of Technology
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I studied artificial intelligence at Institute for New Generation Computer Technology, Japan, as a researcher from 1985 to 1990. From 1990 to 2003, I was a researcher at Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic Corporation), Japan. My major concern in these periods was in hybrid connectionist symbolic models of cognition. From 1996 to 1998, I headed a joint research project on multi-strategy learning and emergent computation in realistic applications funded by the Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan.

I joined Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) as a professor in 2003, and my current research interest is in cognitive development, especially in realizing a system that acquires language through natural daily interaction. You can find our research proposal along this line at [1]. Although we emphasized the embodiment research without physical body in the proposal, we have studied language acquisition also with robots here in KIT [5,6,7] . Reference [2] describes the results of our experiments on interaction between human subjects, and you will find our meaning acquisition models in [3,4,6,7].

Recent WWW accessible publications:

Major publications in English

Major publications in Japanese

Interaction Design Project
Interacting with learning agents:

CID banner Cognitive Interaction Design (in Japanese)
CLD banner Seminar on Child Language Development (in Japanese)
HAI 2017 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2017)
CID course banner Open Lectures and Seminars on Cognitive Interaction Design
Kyoto Institute of Technology: Database of Doctoral Theses and Dissertations
Kyoto Institute of Technology: Database of Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Interactive Intelligence Laboratory (in Japanese)
Department of Information Science
Kyoto Institute of Technology (in Japanese)
Kyoto Institute of Technology