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College of Information Science and Engineering  /
Department of Information Science and Engineering

 (Male)
 YUKI   OKAFUJI  Assistant Professor

■Graduate school/University/other
03/2012  National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College  Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering  Graduated
03/2014  Kobe University  Faculty of Engineering  Department of Mechanical Engineering  Graduated
09/2015  Kobe University  Graduate School of Engineering  Department of Mechanical Engineering  Doctoral course first term (Master's)  Completed
03/2017  University of Leeds  Institute for Transport Studies (Visiting Research Student)
09/2018  Kobe University  Graduate School of Engineering  Department of Mechanical Engineering  Doctoral course second term (Doctoral)  Completed
■Academic degrees
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (09/2018 Kobe University)  
■Career history
06/01/2017-11/30/2017  Visiting Researcher, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
04/01/2018-09/30/2018  JSPS Research Fellow DC2
10/01/2018-03/31/2019  Research Scientist, CyberAgent AI Lab
10/01/2018-03/31/2019  JSPS Research Fellow PD
11/01/2018-03/31/2019  Visiting Researcher, Osaka University
■Academic society memberships
IEEE  
The Robotics Society of Japan  
Society of Automotive Engineering of Japan  
The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers  
Japanese Cognitive Science Society  
■Subject of research
Modeling driver's visual perception and its application to automated driving
Recognition of surrounding environment and motion generation of humanoid robot
■Research summary
Understanding Human Behavior and Its Application

 We have been trying to introduce technology/robotics into society to solve various social problems. However, we always face the problem of "What is the best robotics design for human beings". Conversely, if we can fully understand behavior of human beings, I think we can understand what type of robot to make for the solution. Therefore, I have been working on research on human understanding related to automated vehicle and humanoid robots.

In particular, I am interested in What kind of information drivers perceive, and what strategy they use for their driving. I build a mathematical model of the driver's visual perception and apply the model to the automated control and vehicle design.
■Research keywords
Automated Driving, Self-Driving Car, Perceptual Information Processing, Human Robotics, Human Modeling, Human Robot Interaction 
■Research activities   (Even top three results are displayed. In View details, all results for public presentation are displayed.)

Papers
Can a Humanoid Robot Continue to Draw Attention in an Office Environment?  Y. Okafuji, J. Baba, J. Nakanishi, I. Kuramoto, K. Ogawa, Y. Yoshikawa, H. Ishiguro  Advanced Robotics  34/ 14, 931-946  07/2020
Steering bends and changing lanes: the impact of optic flow and road edges on two point steering control  Y. Okafuji, C. D. Mole, N. Merat, T. Fukao, Y. Yokokohji, H. Inou, and R. M. Wilkie  Journal of Vision  18/ 14, 1-19  09/2018
自動/手動運転の切り替わり時におけるオプティックフローに影響されるドライバの操舵特性の解析  岡藤勇希  神戸大学大学院工学研究科・システム情報学研究科紀要  9  2017
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Research presentations
Drivers' Gaze Behaviors are Influenced by Vehicle Position  Annual Meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society  10/2020
Convolutional Neural Networkを用いたドライバ操舵に影響する視覚情報の理解  自動車技術会 ヒューマンファクター部門員会「ヒューマンファクター研究最前線」  08/2020
Convolutional Neural Networkを用いたドライバ操舵に影響する視覚情報の理解  自動車技術会春季大会学術講演会  05/2020
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Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
Link to Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research -KAKENHI-

Academic awards
 SSI 研究奨励賞(浮田凌佑)  11/2019
 HAIシンポジウム2018 最優秀ポスター賞  03/2019
 Kobe University Outstanding Student Award  06/2017
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■URL
 Personal Website
■Tel
077-599-3237
■E-mail
■Research keywords(on a multiple-choice system)
Perceptual information processing
Human interface and interaction
Intelligent robotics
Dynamics/Control
Intelligent mechanics/Mechanical systems
Control engineering/System engineering