Emerging Technologies


ASIBO is an expression device that shifts its behavior in accordance with the switching frequency and timing of the solenoid. ASIBO looks like a pile driver and behaves like one. However it changes this behavior when the user/system switches its solenoid rapidly. ASIBO is designed as an actuator of a toy, robot, marionette and drum machine. We are planning to improve ASIBO in two ways. 1. Creating art works, an attractive toy, a marionette play, and exciting music can be created by using ASIBO as an expression device. 2. Investigation into the cause of ASIBO’s shift. The data needs to be taken in order to explain this principle.

Yuichiro Katsumoto National University of Singapore

Masa Inakage
Keio University Graduate School of Media Design