Publication

2021:  2020:  2019:  2018:


2021:
Reviewed papers

  1. Sara Invitto, Soheil Keshmiri, Andrea Mazzatenta, Alberto Grasso, Daniele Romano, Fabio Bona, Masahiro Shiomi, Hidenobu Sumioka, Hiroshi Ishiguro, “Perception of Social Odor and Gender-Related Differences Investigated Through the Use of Transfer Entropy and Embodied Medium”, Frontiers Systems Neuroscience, 2020 (accepted)
  2. Hidenobu Sumioka, Masahiro Shiomi, Miwako Honda, and Atsushi Nakazawa, “Technical challenges for smooth interaction with seniors with dementia: Lessons from HumanitudeTM”, Frontiers in Robotics and AI 8, 2021, pp.162.
  3. Hidenobu Sumioka, Nobuo Yamato, Masahiro Shiomi, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, “A minimal design of a human infant presence: a case study toward interactive doll therapy for older adults with dementia.” Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 8, 2021, pp,164.
  4. Hidenobu Sumioka, Hirokazu Kumazaki, Taro Muramatsu, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Haruhiro HIgashida, Teruko Yuhi, Masaru Mimura, “A huggable device can reduce the stress of calling an unfamiliar person on the phone for individuals with ASDs,”, PLOS ONE, 16(7):e0254675
  5. Hidenobu Sumioka, Kohei Nakajima, Kurima Sakai, Takashi Minato, Masahiro Shiomi, “Wearable tactile sensor suit for natural body dynamics extraction: case study on posture prediction based on physical reservoir computing”, IROS2021 (Accepted)”
  6. Takuto Akiyoshi, Junya Nakanishi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Hidenobu Sumioka, and Masahiro Shiomi, “A Robot that Encourages Self-Disclosure to Reduce Anger Mood”, IEEE RA-L, (Accepted)
  7. Natsuki Matsunaga, Masahiro Shiomi, “Does a wearing change perception toward a robot?”, IEEE ROMAN2021,(Accepted)
  8. Dario Alfonso Cuello Mejia, Aoba Saito, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara, Hidenobu Sumioka, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Masahiro Shiomi, “Modeling of Pre-Touch Reaction Distance for Faces in a Virtual Environment ,” JIP, (Accepted)
  9. Kana Higashino, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara, Masahiro Shiomi, “Tactile Stimulus is Essential to Increase Motivation for Touch Interaction in Virtual Environment,” Advanced Robotics, (Accepted)
  10. Masahiro Shiomi, Yumiko Tamura, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Reiko Akahane-Yamada, Katsunori Shimohara, Masahiro Shiomi, “Two is Better Than One: Verification of the Effect of Praise from Two Robots on Pre-school Children’s Learning Time ,” Advanced Robotics, 2021. (Accepted)
  11. Yuya Onishi, Hidenobu Sumioka, Masahiro Shiomi, “Increasing Contact of Torso: Comparing Human-Human Relationships and Situations,” ICSR2021, (Accepted)
  12. Dario Alfonso Cuello Mejia, Hidenobu Sumioka, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Masahiro Shiomi, “Modeling a Pre-Touch Reaction Distance around Socially Touchable Upper Body Parts of a Robot,” Applied Science, 11, 7307, 2021.

Oral presentation

  1. Nobuo Yamato, Hidenobu Sumioka, Masahiro Shiomi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Youji Kohda,“Robotic baby doll with minimalist design for interactive doll therapy in elderly dementia care”, 12th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2021),Online,2021/7/25-29

2020:
Reviewed papers

  1. Masahiro Shiomi, Aya Nakata, Masayuki Kanbara & Norihiro Hagita,“Robot Reciprocation of Hugs Increases Both Interacting Times and Self-disclosures”,International Journal of Social Robotics, 13, pages353–361, 2020.
  2. Soheil Keshmiri, Maryam Alimardani, Masahiro Shiomi, Hidenobu Sumioka, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Kazuo Hiraki,“Higher hypnotic suggestibility is associated with the lower EEG signal variability in theta, alpha, and beta frequency bands”,PLOS ONE, 15(4), 2020.
  3. Liang-Yu Chen, Hidenobu Sumioka, Li-Ju Ke, Masahiro Shiomi, Liang-Kung Chen,“Effects of Teleoperated Humanoid Robot Application in Older Adults with Neurocognitive Disorders in Taiwan: A Report of Three Cases”,Aging Medicine and Healthcare,March 2020.
  4. Junya Nakanishi, Hidenobu Sumioka, Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Mediated Hugs Modulate Impressions of Hearsay Information”,Advanced Robotics,May 2020.
  5. Soheil Keshmiri, Masahiro Shiomi, Hidenobu Sumioka, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Gentle versus Strong Touch Classification:Preliminary Results, Challenges, and Potentials”,Sensors,20(11), 2020.
  6. Kana Higashino, Mitsuhiko Kimoto,Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara, Masahiro Shiomi, “Effects of Social Touch from an Agent in Virtual Space: Comparing Visual Stimuli and Virtual-Tactile Stimuli“,Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp.768-774, 2020.
  7. Yuka Okada, Riko Taniguchi, Akihiro Tatsumi, Masashi Okubo, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara, Masahiro Shiomi, “Effects of Touch Behaviors and Whispering Voices in Robot-Robot Interaction for Information Providing Tasks“,Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp.7-13, 2020.
  8. Hidenobu Sumioka, Masahiro Shiomi, Nobuo Yamato, Hiroshi Ishiguro, “Acceptance of a minimal design of a human infant for facilitating affective interaction with older adults: A case study toward interactive doll therapy“,Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp.775-780, 2020.
  9. Yuka Okada, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara, Hiroshi Nittono, Masahiro Shiomi, “Can a Robot’s Touches Express the Feeling of Kawaii toward an Object?“, IEEE IROS2020, accepted.
  10. Soheil Keshmiri, Masahiro Shiomi, Kodai Shatani, Takashi Minato, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, “Critical Examination of the Parametric Approaches to Analysis of the Non-Verbal Human Behavior: A Case Study in Facial Pre-Touch Interaction“,Applied Science, 10 (11), 3817, 2020.
  11. Masahiro Shiomi, Soto Okumura, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara,”Two is Better than One: Social Rewards from Two Agents Enhance Offline 1 Improvements in Motor Skills More than Single Agent“,PLOS ONE, 2020, accepted.
  12. Xiqian Zheng, Masahiro Shiomi, Takashi Minato, and Hiroshi Ishiguro ,”Modeling the Timing and Duration of Grip Behavior to Express Emotions for a Social Robot“,IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6,1,pages159–166, 2020.
  13. Yumiko Tamura, Masahiro Shiomi, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara, Norihiro Hagita, “Robots as an Interactive-Social Medium in Storytelling to Multiple Children“, Interaction Studies, 2020.(Accepted)

Invited Talks

  1. Hidenobu Sumioka, “Intimate Touch Interaction in Robot-Assistive Elderly Care”,Global Health Forum in Taiwan,Online,2020/10/23

Oral presentation

  1. Masahiro Shiomi,“Pre-touch proxemics: Modeling of Pre-Touch Reaction Distance”,Socialware in human-robot collaboration and physical interaction (an international workshop held at the 29th IEEE International),Online,2020/9/1
  2. Hidenobu Sumioka,“A minimal design for intimate touch interaction toward interactive doll therapy”,Socialware in human-robot collaboration and physical interaction (an international workshop held at the 29th IEEE International),Online,2020/09/01

Poster presentation

  1. Hidenobu Sumioka, Masahiro Shiomi, Nobuo Yamato, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Acceptance of a minimal design of a human infant for facilitating affective interaction with older adults: A case study toward interactive doll therapy”,the 29th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication,Online,2020/09/02
  2. Atsumu Kubota, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara, Masahiro Shiomi,“Priming Effects on Reaction Time toward Touch via a Web-survey: Human Reaction or Android Reaction?”,HRI2021,Online,2021/3/8


2019:
Reviewed papers

  1. Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Decoding the Perceived Difficulty of Communicated Contents by Older People: Toward Conversational Robot-Assistive Elderly Care”,IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters,vol. 4, Issue 4, pages 3263-3269,2019.
  2. H. Arai, M. Kimoto, T. Iio, K. Shimohara, R. Matsumura and M. Shiomi,“How Can Robot’s Gaze Ratio and Body Direction Show an Awareness of Priority to the People With Whom it is Interacting? ”,IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters,vol. 4, Issue 4, pages 3798-3805,2019.
  3. Soheil Keshmiri, Masahiro Shiomi, Kodai Shatani, Takashi Minato, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Facial Pre-Touch Space Differentiates the Level of Openness Among Individuals ”,Scientific Reports,9, 11924,2019.
  4. Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Older People Prefrontal Cortex Activation Estimates Their Perceived Difficulty of a Humanoid-Mediated Conversation”,IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters,vol. 4, Issue 4, pages 4108-4115,2019.
  5. Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Multiscale Entropy Quantifies the Differential Effect of the Medium Embodiment on Older Adults Prefrontal Cortex During the Story Comprehension: a Comparative Analysis ”,Entropy,199, 21(2),2019.
  6. Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Takashi Minato, Masahiro Shiomi, Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Exploring the Causal Modeling of Human-Robot Touch Interaction ”,The Eleventh Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR2019),pages 235-244, Madrid, Spain,2019.
  7. Hidenobu Sumioka, Soheil Keshmiri, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Information-theoretic investigation of impact of huggable communication medium on prefrontal brain activation ”,Advanced Robotics,pages 1019-1029,2019.
  8. Xiqian Zheng, Masahiro Shiomi, Takashi Minato, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“What Kinds of Robot’s Touch Will Match Expressed Emotions?”,IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters,vol. 5, Issue 1, pages 127-134,2019.
  9. Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Differential Effect of the Physical Embodiment on the Prefrontal Cortex Activity As Quantified by Its Entropy ”,Entropy,875,21(9),2019.
  10. Masahiro Shiomi, Takahiro Hirano, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara,“Gaze-Height and Speech-Timing Effects on Feeling Robot-Initiated Touches ”,Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,vol. 32, No.1, pages 68-75,2020.
  11. Xiqian Zheng, Masahiro Shiomi, Takashi Minato and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“How Can Robots Make People Feel Intimacy Through Touch? ”,Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,vol. 32, No.1, pages 51-58,2020.
  12. Masahiro Shiomi, Takashi Minato, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Effects of Robot’s Awareness and its Subtle Reactions toward People’s Perceived Feelings in Touch Interaction ”,Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,vol. 32, No.1, pages 43-50,2020.
  13. Kasumi Abe, Takayuki Nagai, Chie Hieida, Takashi Omori, and Masahiro Shiomi,“Estimating Children’s Personalities through Their Interaction Activities with a Tele-Operated Robot ”,Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,vol. 32, No.1, pages 21-31,2020.
  14. Nobuhiro Jinnai, Hidenobu Sumioka, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Multi-modal Interaction through Anthropomorphically Designed Communication Medium Enhances the Self-Disclosures of the Personal Information ”,Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,vol. 32, No.1, pages 76-85,2020.
  15. Kayako Nakagawa, Reo Matsumura, Masahiro Shiomi,“Effect of Robot’s Play-biting in Non-verbal Communication ”,Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,vol. 32, No.1, pages 86-96,2020.
  16. Soheil Keshmiri, Masahiro Shiomi, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Emergence of the Affect from the Variation in the Whole-Brain Flow of Information ”,Brain Sciences,8, 10(1),2020.
  17. Soheil Keshmiri, Masahiro Shiomi, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Entropy of the Multi-Channel EEG Recordings Identifies the Distributed Signatures of Negative, Neutral, and Positive Affect in Whole-Brain Variability”,Entropy,1228,21(12),2019.
  18. Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Ryuiji Yamazaki, Masahiro Shiomi,Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Information content of prefrontal cortex activity quantifies the difficulty of narrated stories ”,Scientific Reports,vol. 9, article number 17959 ,2019.
  19. Masahiro Shiomi, Hidenobu Sumioka, and Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Survey of Social Touch Interaction between Humans and Robots”,Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,vol.32, No.1, pages 128-135,2020.

Invited Talks

  1. Masahiro Shiomi, “Social Touch in Human-Robot Interaction”, WHC2019 Workshop W5: Affective Haptics as a Direct Link to Emotion, The sola city Conference Center, 2019/7/9
  2. Hidenobu Sumioka,“Robotics For Elderly Society”,Long term care system & scientific technology in Japan aging society,Osaka University,Osaka,2019/7/22
  3. Soheil Keshmiri ,“Human-Robot Physical Interaction: The recent Findings and their Utilities for preventing age-related cognitive decline, improving the quality of child care, and advancing quality of mental disorder services”,Big Data & AI Congress,Barcelona,2019/10/17
  4. Soheil Keshmiri ,“HRI and the Aging Society: Recent Findings on the Utility of Embodied Media for Stimulating the Brain Functioning”,Socialware in human-robot interaction for symbiotic society, a workshop in the 7th annual International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI2019),Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan,2019/10/06
  5. Hidenobu Sumioka,“The influence of virtual Hug in human-human interaction”,Socialware in human-robot interaction for symbiotic society, a workshop in the 7th annual International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI2019),Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan,2019/10/06
  6. Hidenobu Sumioka,“Mediated Social Touch to Build Human Intimate Relationship”,Emotional Attachment to Machines New Ways of Relationship-Building in Japan,Berlrin, Germany,2019/10/25
  7. Hidenobu Sumioka,“Emerging Education with Social Robots”, The Asian Conference on Education (ACE),Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo,2019/11/01
  8. Hidenobu Sumioka,“Social Robots for Touch interaction and Education”,The International Conference of Advances in STEM Education,The Education University of Hong Kong,2019/12/18

Oral presentation

  1. Sara Invitto,Alberto Grasso,Fabio Bona,Soheil Keshmiri,Hidenobu Sumioka,Masahiro Shiomi,Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Embodied communication through social odor, cortical spectral power and co-presence technology”,XXV Congresso AIP Sezione Sperimentale,,San Raffaele Life-Health University ,Milan,2019/9/18-20

Poster presentation

  1. Aoba Saito, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara, Masahiro Shiomi,“Preliminary Investigation of Pre-Touch Reaction Distances toward Virtual Agents”,The 7th annual International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI2019),Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan2019/10/09
  2. Xiqian Zheng, Masahiro Shiomi, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro,“Preliminary Investigation about Relationship between Perceived Intimacy and Touch Characteristics”,The 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS2019),THE VENETIAN MACAO, MACAU, CHINA2019/11/06


2018:
Reviewed papers

  1. Masahiro Shiomi, Norihiro Hagita, “Audio-Visual Stimuli Change not Only Robot’s Hug Impressions but Also Its Stress-Buffering Effects”,International Journal of Social Robotics, 2019 (Online First).

Invited Talks

  1. Masahiro Shiomi, “Active-Hug Interaction from a Robot Encourages Self-disclosure”, Moral HRI workshop, Meiji University, 2018/11/30.
  2. Hidenobu Sumioka, “Robotics for Elderly and Stressful Society”, The Kansai Resilience Forum 2019 The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 2019/2/22.
Computational Social Touch for Symbiotic Human-Robot Interaction