Group4: Cooperative control of multiple CAs


Group leader
  • Takayuki NAGAI (Osaka University)
    Development of flexible CA control technologies
Principal investigator
  • Tomoaki NAKAMURA (The University of Electro-Communications)
    Hierarchical control for autonomous mobile robots
  • Komei SUGIURA (Keio University)
    Research and development of Embodied Dialogue CAs
  • Tadahiro TANIGUCHI (Ritsumeikan University)
    Research and development of Daily-Physical-Support CAs
  • Yosuke SUZUKI (Kanazawa University)
    Tactile sensing and control for CA manipulation
  • Masayuki HIRATA (Osaka University)
    CA control based on invasive BMIs


We will research and develop a technology that can remotely control multiple CAs simultaneously and enable cooperative control between them.

In order for one operator to operate multiple CAs at the same time, it is necessary to have the technology which facilitates the use of multiple CAs that can operate with an understanding of the operator's intentions, which depend on the task and environment. For example, in a hospital room where coordinated tasks such as treatment preparation, examination, treatment, explanation, etc. frequently occur, CAs have to accomplish their tasks in the room more efficiently by working together with multiple bodies instead of acting alone. In this way, collaboration among multiple CAs will realize a variety of services that cannot be provided by a single CA. Our work will proceed in close connection with Group 5.


Our goal is to realize a function for simultaneous remote operation and coordinated control of multiple CAs. To verify this function, we will virtually reproduce the living environment and hospital room environment in the laboratory, and empirically test whether the CAs can work efficiently by actually operating multiple CAs in coordination. The work efficiency will be evaluated by the degree of accomplishment of the work and the time required for it.