• 2018/10月

    Prof. Nakadai received “Innovation generation award” from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications


    On October 24, 2018, the innovation program award ceremony of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications was held, and Professor Nakadai of the Department of Systems and Control Engineering, School of Engineering received Innovation Generation Award in the category of auditory technology for “Listening drone helps find victims needing rescue in disasters.”

    The innovation program supports people who tackle ambitious ICT R&D challenges with tremendous possibilities to create destructive global values. It consists of the destructive innovation division and the innovation generation award division. In the Innovation Generation Award, there are 10,440 entries this year, and only 10 are awarded from 10 different fields.


  • 2018/10月

    14th HARK Tutorial at IEEE/RSJ IROS 2018

    We organized the 14th HARK (Honda Research Institute Japan Audition for Robots with Kyoto University) tutorial at IEEE/RSJ IROS 2018.

    Thank you for many participants providing active discussions, many people who support software development and material preparation, and supportive societies and company such as RSJ, JSAI and HRI-JP.


  • 2018/10月

    Robot audition OS at IEEE/RSJ IROS 2018


    We organized Robot Audition OS at IEEE/RSJ IROS 2018. In total, 106 OS proposals were submitted, and only 14 were selected. This OS is one of the selected OS, and it has been successfully done with fruitful discussions.


  • 2018/9月

    Daniel Gabriel et al. received “International Session Best Paper Award” at 36th RSJ annual conference.

    Received “International Session Best Paper Award” at 36th RSJ annual conference for the paper entitled  “Case study of bird localization via sound in 3D space” by Daniel Gabriel (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Ryosuke Kojima (Kyoto University), Kotaro Hoshiba (Kanagawa University), Katsutoshi Itoyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Kenji Nishida (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Kazuhiro Nakadai (Tokyo Institute of Technology, HRI-JP).
  • 2018/8月

    Successfully organized IEEE Ro-MAN 2018 Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction through Virtual Reality (HRI-VR)

    We organized IEEE Ro-MAN 2018
    Workshop on
    Human-Robot Interaction through Virtual Reality (HRI-VR).
    Through four insightful invited talks and another four presentations from authors who submitted to this workshop, the workshop was successfully held with fruitful discussions
  • 2018/8月

    Presented at the 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2018)

    Mr. Taniguchi presented “Signal Restoration Based on Bi-directional LSTM with Spectral Filtering for Robot Audition” at IEEE Ro-MAN 2018, which was held on Aug. 27-31, 2018 at Nanjing, China.
  • 2018/3月

    情報処理学会 第79回全国大会

    ’17年3月,名古屋大学で行われた「情報処理学会 第79回全国大会」にて,Daniel Gabriel君の発表が「学生奨励賞」に選ばれました.
    Daniel Gabriel,小島諒介,干場功太郎(東工大),中臺一博(東工大/ホンダRIJ):”Iterative Outlier Removal Method Using In-Cluster Variance Changes in Multi-Microphone Array Sound Source Localization.”

  • 2018/3月

    情報処理学会 第80回全国大会

    ’18年3月,早稲田大学で行われた「情報処理学会 第80回全国大会」にて,高尾麻衣子さんの発表が「学生奨励賞」に選ばれました.


Our laboratory has been conducting researches mainly in Robot Audition and Environment Understanding since we started as Nakadai Laboratory in 2006.

In July 2017, we launched the next-generation AI robotics joint research laboratory with Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd. (HRI-JP), and made a fresh start.


We are working on creating new fields that combine AI/Machine Learning, Robotics, Signal/Speech Processing in addition to core research in robot audition and scene analysis such as sound source localization, sound source separation, and automatic speech recognition.


For the benefits of joint research laboratory, we have a system that enables students who have been assigned to this laboratory to proceed in their researches not only in this university but also in HRI-JP. We operate our laboratory in cooperation with Imura Laboratory and Hayakawa Laboratory.

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