Congratulations to Assistant Professor Takamitsu Matsubara, Daisuka Tanaka, Kenji Sugimoto and our very own Associate Professor Jaime Valls Miro and PhD Candidate James Poon for winning the RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award at the 24th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN 2015) for the paper titled "Sequential Intention Estimation of a Mobility Aid User for Intelligent Navigational Assistance" .
The publication was an outcome of a brief collaboration between CAS and the Intelligent System Control school of Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) late last year. The experiments within the publication were largely undertaken during NAIST PhD student Daisuke Tanaka's visit for the duration of October. Assistant Professor Takamitsu Matsubara presented the publication at IEEE RO-MAN 2015 in Kobe, Japan, where it was nominated for the award and won. The publication documents an intention estimator for drivers of intelligent mobility devices, utilizing Gaussian Process Regression for the development of a user action model.