Ryohei Nakatsu





Affiliation(s):


  • Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies and Kyoto University

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  • Artist

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Bio:


  • ISEA1997

    Ryohel Nakatsu received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1982, respectively. After joining NTT (Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Cooperation) in 1971, he mainly worked on speech recognition technology. Since 1994, he has been with ATR and currently is the president of the AIR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories. Recently, he has become interested in the recognition of non-verbal information such as emotions in speech. He is a member of the IEEE, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Japan (lEICE-1) and the Acoustical Society of Japan. In 1996 he met Naoko Tosa, a media artist, and they started collab­orating. They have developed several computer characters which are able to communicate with people based on emotions. Their works were exhibited at the National Museum of Art in Osaka, 0 Museum in Tokyo, and other museums and art exhibitions. Their recent work, called Interactive Poem, was awarded L’Oreal Prize in 1997.


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  • JP



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