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Hirata Takegawa Laboratory in Future University Hakodate

Thank you for visiting our website. Our laboratory was newly established in 2013. The faculty staff are Keiji Hirata(Professor) and Yoshinari Takegawa(Associate Professor).

We put forward Design Intelligence as a major theme of research. Design intelligence refers to the intelligence used to produce things, with a purpose or intention in mind. People are designing on a daily basis. For example, when making  slides for a presentation, playing an instrument, or writing a blog or tweet. Until recently, it has been difficult for a computer to design like a human being, however the development and advancement of technology has enabled us to see the possibility of overcoming these difficulties. In our laboratory, we focus on five  themes, as  research that brings Design Intelligence to computers, and we are studying from various aspects such as system design and theory construction, and their application.

Five Research Themes

Keywords:GTTM, Musical Audio Signals, Structure Analysis of Music, Playing Instruments, DTM

We formally examine the mechanism of the intelligence that people exercise when listening to music and the mechanism of the intelligence by which people compose and play music, and propose a model of thereof.

Currently only in Japanese

Keywords:Analysis of Communication, Multimodal Information, Elaboration Support, Word2Vec

We are working on the construction of a question-answering and recommendation system, information search, reading support, and so on, by structural analysis included in natural language.

Currently only in Japanese

Keywords:Learning System, Cognitive Chunk, Skill Improvement Prediction, Multimedia

How are people working on creative activities?

From observation, we aim to elucidate the mastery process of this and devise ways to support proficiency.

Keywords:HCI, Psychology Experiment, Wearable Device, Face-to-face Communication

Based on research and analysis of the learning, cognition and psychology of people, we aim at application to interface design, visualization methods and cognitive model.

Keywords:On-Demand Bus, Automatic Car Allocation, Ride-Sharing,

In order to realize a more comfortable public transportation system, we aim to realize a new transportation system that integrates conventional public transportation.

Currently only in Japanese