Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST) adopted a research program titled “AI robots which help to envision promising future together with users and encourage action toward it” for the Moonshot R&D (Moonshot Goal 3). This project has been led by Mihoko Otake, Team Leader of the Cognitive Behavioral Assistive Technology Team as the project manager.
Behavioral change support robots will be developed, which help identify personal values, and encourage actions leading to well-being based on the identified personal values. This project aims to develop three key technologies: 1) to collect diverse stories including wisdom, knowledge, and experiences; 2) to estimate feelings, thoughts, and personal values from verbal and nonverbal behaviors during conversations; 3) to encourage actions through providing stories which indicate novel perspectives and manners based on identified personal values. We aim to realize AI robots that will by 2050 help to envision promising future together with users and encourage users for actions towards them.
For more information please see the Moonshot website.