Yanagisawa Laboratory

WHC2019 Workshop W5 July 9, 2019

W5: Affective Haptics as a Direct Link to Emotion

We discuss the new possibilities of Affective haptics based on the emerging needs and seeds. The link from haptics to brainstem is still an uncultivated area in science, but we are beginning to have tools to clarify it. Technological mental support and encouragement using the link are recent strong needs of people. In this workshop, top-tier researchers from medical to application fields are invited.

This workshop is supported by JST CREST Symbiotic Interaction.


July 9, 2019

9:00-9:30 Opening: Affective Haptics as a Direct Link to Emotion (Hiroyuki Shinoda, University of Tokyo, organizer)

9:30-10:00 The Affective Dimensions of the Cutaneous Rabbit Effect (Mounia Ziat, Bentley University)

10:00-10:30 Haptic Characteristics in Human Behavior through Neural Network Estimation (Yasutoshi Makino, University of Tokyo)


10:45-11:15 Artificial Bodily Reactions via Haptic Feedbacks for Evoking Emotion (Takuji Narumi, University of Tokyo)

11:15-11:45 Neuro-Imaging and Neuro-Modulation of Somatosensory Information and Phantom Limb Pain (Takufumi Yanagisawa, Osaka University)

11:45-12:15 Social Touch in Human-Robot Interaction (Masahiro Shiomi, ATR)



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