Toru Nakata, Ph.D.
Team Leader, Knowledge and Information Research Team,
Artificial Intelligence Research Center,
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
Aomi 2-4-7, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064, JAPAN.
(Also, Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chuo University.)
(To Japanese version)
Human Error Prevention
Preventing Human Errors
I am a researcher of cognitive science and safety engineering. I have written several Japanese books about prevention of human error for general readers in Japan. Also, I am studying on relationship between cognition and human body movements.
Information Security around Human Factors
Human Factors on Information Security
Twenty tips to protect information from human error incidents
Careless and wrong behavior of insiders is tremendously terrible compared to cyber attacks by outsiders.
I am researching on protection of cyber security from human behavior.
Information Security for All: Barrier-Free Security Technology for People with Disabilities
Control of own information is one of important parts of basic human rights.
Information technology, however, may become hinderance for people with disabilities.
(For example, CAPTCHA test requires ability of visual perception.)
We, the IT researchers, must study to make technology more universal and helpful, not discriminative.
Research Ideas so far: Varbal Turing Test (as a substitute of CAPTCHA).
- Member of IEC TC65/SC 65A / AHG16 (Ad-hoc Group on Human Factors and Functional Safety, IEC 61508)
- Some other Memberships of Japanese public committees.
- Three books about human error and safety engineering in Japanese.
- Two books about techinical writing in Japanese.
- Co-authoring: Robotics Society of Japan (Ed.), Robotics Handbook 2nd ed., 2005. (Participaned)
Papers and Presentations in English
Toru Nakata, “Improving Human Reliability On Checking,” Proceedings of
International Symposium on Interaction Design and Human Factors (IDHF 2014), Nov. 2014.
- Michitomo Yamaguchi, Toru Nakata, Hajime Watanabe, Takeshi Okamoto, Hiroaki Kikuchi:
“Vulnerability of the Conventional Accessible CAPTCHA used by the White House and an Alternative Approach for Visually Impaired People,”
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2014), 2014.
- Michitomo Yamaguchi, Toru Nakata, Takeshi Okamoto, Hiroaki Kikuch:
“An Accessible CAPTCHA System for People with Visual Disability –
Generation of Human/Computer Distinguish Test with Documents on the
Net,” Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design for All and
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8516, 2014, pp 119-130.
Toru Nakata, Hajime Watanabe, “A Diagram Method to Analyze Illogical Thinking“, The Seventh International Conference on Digital Society (ICDS 2013), IARIA pp.105-108, 2013.
- Toru Nakata,
“Development of Risk Sensitivity of Workers”, Proceedings of Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics 2012, pp470-478, CRC Press.
- Toru Nakata, “Clustering Analysis to Evaluate Usability of Work-Flow Systems and to Monitor Proficiency of Workers”, In Aaron Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol.6770), pp.487-496, Springer, 2011.
- Toru Nakata, "Temporal Segmentation and Recognition of Body Motion Data Based on Inter-Limb Correlation Analysis", IEEE/RSJ International conference on intelligent robots and systems (IROS 2007), 2007. (PDF)
- Toru Nakata, "Recognizing human activities in video by multi-resolutional optical flows", IEEE/RSJ International conference on intelligent robots and systems (IROS 2006), 2006.
- Toru Nakata, Altion Simo, Koji Kitamura, Takeo Kanade. "Human Operational
Errors in a Virtual Driver Simulation," Proceedings of 11th International
Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, CD-ROM, 2005.
- Toru Nakata. "Counting Effective Number of Buttons: An Informational
Analysis of Input Device Performance," Proceedings of 11th International
Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, CD-ROM, 2005.
- Takahiro Urano, Toshihiro Matsui, Toru Nakata, Hiroshi Mizoguchi, "Human Pose
Recognition by Memory-Based Hierarchical Feature Matching," IEEE Intl. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 6412-6416, Hague, Netherlands, 2004.
- Yusuke Kida, Satoshi Kagami, Toru Nakata, Kochi Makiko, Hiroshi Mizoguchi,
"Human Finding and Body Property Estimation by using Floor Segmentation
and 3D Labeling," Proceedings of 2004 IEEE International Conference
on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, Oct. 2004.
- Toru Nakata, "Bodily Expression and Informatical Expression: Analysis and Synthesis of Human-Robot Nonverbal Interaction," Visitor's Talk at Department of Computer Science , University of Texas at El Paso, Apr. 11th, 2003.
- Toru NAKATA, "Automatic Generation of Expressive Body Movement Based on Cohen-Kestenberg Lifelike Motion Stereotypes," Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics, Vol.7 No.2, pp.124-129, 2003.
- Toru NAKATA, "Expression with Informatical Factor in Human Robot Interaction,"
Proc. of the ACM CHI 2003 Workshop on Subtle Expressivity of Characters and Robots,
- Toru NAKATA, "Control and Expression of Life-like Body Movement,"
Proceedings of Joint 1st International Conference on
Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, CD-ROM 23Q1-7, 6 pages, 2002.
- Toru NAKATA, "Generation of whole-body expressive movement
based on somatical theories," Proceedings of the second
international workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, pp.105-114, 2002.
- Toru Nakata, Taketoshi Mori & Tomomasa Sato, "Analysis of Impression
of Robot Bodily Expression," Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics,
Vol.14, No.1, pp.27--36, 2002.
- Toru NAKATA, & Yoshiko MAKITA, "Algorithmic Choreography: Theories on Body-Mind Relationship and Methodologies on Generation of Life-like Body Movement," IEEE Humanoids 2001, p.14, 2001. (Invited Tutorial Talk)
"Algorithmic Choreography of Animal-like Body Movement Based on Bartenieff's and Kestenberg's Theories,"
IEEE ROMAN 2001, pp.207-212, 2001.
- Toru NAKATA, Tomomasa SATO & Taketoshi MORI: “Producing Animal-likeness on Artifacts and Analyzing its Effect on Human Behavioral Attitudes,”
IROS'99 (International Conference of Robotics and Systems), pp.549-554, 1999.
- Toru Nakata, T. Sato & T. Mori, "Expression of Emotion and Intention by Robot Body Movement," Intelligent Autonomous Systems 5 (IAS-5), IOS Press, pp.352-359, June 1998.
- Toru Nakata, T. Sato, T. Mori & H. Mizoguchi, "Generating Familiarity by Robot Behavior toward a Human Being," Journal of Robotics Society of Japan, Vol.15, No.7, pp.1068-1074, 1997.
- A. Daniele, Toru Nakata, L. Giarre, Murti. V. Salapaka, & Mohammed. Dahleh, "Robust Identification and Control of Scanning Probe Microscope Scanner," IFAC, 1997.
- Toru Nakata, Tomomasa Sato, Hiroshi Mizoguchi, & Taketoshi Mori, "Synthesis of Robot-to-Human Expressive Behavior for Human-Robot Symbiosis," Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 1608-1613, November 1996.
ACM (SIGCHI), IEEE, RSJ (Robotics Society of Japan),
JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers),
JCCS(Japanese Cognitive Science Society),
HARs (Society for the Study of Human Animal Relations, Japan).
Copyright 2001-2010 Toru Nakata.