研究室概要 | ABOUT




With the development of computer technology, computers have undergone a major transformation in their uses. Looking at the relationship between computers and people in general, the main purpose of current computers is to perform various tasks that exist in computers, such as checking e-mail, writing texts, and web browsing, using legacy devices such as displays, keyboards, and mice. The main purpose is to perform various tasks that exist in computers, such as checking e-mail, writing texts, and browsing the Web, using legacy devices such as displays, keyboards, and mice. This is what is called human-computer interaction (HCI).

On the other hand, with the advancement of IoT technology that allows small sensors to be easily connected to the Internet, computers are gaining sensory organs to know not only legacy devices but also this world and even people. In addition, advances in AI and machine learning technologies are creating an environment that integrates and understands the information obtained by sensors. And with the advent of display devices that stimulate not only sight and hearing but also the five human senses, such as touch and smell, it is becoming possible for computers to accompany and support people.

In other words, a paradigm shift is taking place in which the subject of operation is changing from the human to the computer. This technology in which the computer is the subject of the operation, recognizes the state and situation of the person, and supports the person is called computer human interaction (CHI). At the launch of this laboratory, we decided to name it CHILab, because we aim to realize computer human interaction technology.

Other human-moving technologies include virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies, which are collectively referred to as XR. The “X” also includes eXperience, suggesting that these technologies are not only about seeing and hearing, but also about experiencing. The “X” also means “to cross.” In our laboratory, we are trying to obtain new information technology knowledge not only by crossing people and computers, but also by crossing real space and virtual space, as well as various senses and information.

Therefore, we have decided to write our laboratory as “χLab. This is because “CHI” is also pronounced as “KAI” and the Greek letter “χ” is derived from the Latin letter “X”. We hope that you will work with us to promote research that will weave a new symbiotic environment between computers and people.