Welcome to Dr. Takaaki Kuratate's (Kura's) TUM webpage!

(Still Under Construction...)

Kura's Mask-bot information (Japeanese Version)

CFP: Special Issue on Face-to-Face Communication, IJHR

Please check details at IJHR Special Issue Information

Team Members (Ver.1): Dr. Takaaki Kuratate, Brennand Pierce and Prof. Dr. Gordon Cheng

"Mask-bot" is our new generation of talking head. Unlike usual computer graphics facial animation on a flat computer screen, Mask-bot will give you more realistic 3D existence of synthetic face. Even though, it's basic concept is very classic - like "singing busts" at Haunted Mansion, Disneyland, or "talking head projection" from MIT in 1980. Also there are many similar rear-projected robotic-face have been conducted by various researchers. So, what is new about this "Mask-bot"?

Mask-bot news

Please don't forget to check our YouTube channel!!

Mask-bot web links

Mask-bot publications

This work was supported by the DFG cluster of excellence 'Cognition for Technical systems - CoTeSys' of Germany.