University of Electro-Communications eBulletin: Developing Robots That Can Learn Like Humans

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University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo publishes the UEC the March 2018 issue of the UEC e-Bulletin that includes short videos of UEC, Tokyo tenure track researchers describing their latest findings in areas that include robotics and artificial intelligence, geophysics, and biotechnology.

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University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo publishes the UEC the March 2018 issue of the UEC e-Bulletin that includes short videos of UEC, Tokyo tenure track researchers describing their latest findings in areas that include robotics and artificial intelligence, geophysics, and biotechnology.

Research highlights from high impact publications are 'electron transfer and oxidative damage in DNA under biomimetic crowding environment', Makiko Tanaka; 'aurora-induced atmospheric composition change: Global sodium variation revealed by optical spectroscopic observations from the space', Takuo Tsuda; and 'developing robots that can learn like humans', Tomoaki Nakamura.

March 2018 issue of UEC eBulletin
http://www.ru.uec.ac.jp/topics/e-bulletin/e-bulletin-vol17.html

Research Highlights

Aurora-induced atmospheric composition change: Global sodium variation revealed by optical spectroscopic observations from the space
http://www.ru.uec.ac.jp/e-bulletin/research-highlights/2018/aurora-induced-atmospheric-composition-change-global-sodium-variation-revealed-by-optical-spectrosco.html

Takuo Tsuda at the University of Electrocommunications, Tokyo (UEC, Tokyo), and colleagues have statictically investigated global Na responses to the auroral activity utilizing six-years of optical spectroscopic observations from the space.

Developing Robots That Can Learn Like Humans
http://www.ru.uec.ac.jp/e-bulletin/research-highlights/2018/developing-robots-that-can-learn-like-humans.html

Nakamura proposed an algorithm that enables robots to learn concepts and language. The robots obtain multimodal information from objects, and linguistic information by communicating with others. Using this information, the algorithm allows robots to form object concepts and learn languages. Moreover, concepts that are learned by robots using this algorithm are compared with the corresponding human concepts and the similarities between them are shown.

Electron transfer and oxidative damage in DNA under biomimetic crowding environment
http://www.ru.uec.ac.jp/e-bulletin/research-highlights/2018/electron-transfer-and-oxidative-damage-in-dna-under-biomimetic-crowding-environment.html
Makiko Tanaka at Department of Engineering Science and colleagues have investigated the effect of the biomimetic medium on DNA damage via photoinduced electron transfer and found that molecular crowding mediums affected the electron transfer and the efficiency of DNA damage.

Researcher Video Profiles
Takuo Tsuda, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering.
Geophysics: Space and upper atmospheric physics
http://www.ru.uec.ac.jp/e-bulletin/researcher-video-profiles/2018/takuo-tsuda.html

Tomoaki Nakamura Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering.
Developing robots that are as smart as humans
http://www.ru.uec.ac.jp/e-bulletin/researcher-video-profiles/2018/tomoaki-nakamura.html

Makiko Tanaka, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering.
Charge transfer and damage in DNA by oxidizing DNA with light
http://www.ru.uec.ac.jp/e-bulletin/researcher-video-profiles/2018/makiko-tanaka.html

News
Special lecture to launch the countdown to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of UEC on 8 December 2018
http://www.ru.uec.ac.jp/e-bulletin/news/2018/special-lecture-to-launch-the-countdown-to-the-100th-anniversary.html

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About the University of Electro-Communications
Website: http://www.uec.ac.jp/

The University of Electro-Communications (UEC) in Tokyo is a small, luminous university at the forefront of pure and applied sciences, engineering, and technology research. Its roots go back to the Technical Institute for Wireless Commutations, which was established in 1918 by the Wireless Association to train so-called wireless engineers in maritime communications in response to the Titanic disaster in 1912. In 1949, the UEC was established as a national university by the Japanese Ministry of Education, and moved in 1957 from Meguro to its current Chofu campus Tokyo.

With approximately 4,000 students and 350 faculty, UEC is regarded as a small university, but with particular expertise in wireless communications, laser science, robotics, informatics, and material science, to name just a few areas of research.

The UEC was selected for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities as a result of its strengths in three main areas: optics and photonics research, where we are number one for the number of joint publications with foreign researchers; wireless communications, which reflects our roots; and materials-based research, particularly on fuel cells.
Website: http://www.uec.ac.jp/

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