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Wave Communication Laboratory

Director, Wave Communication Laboratory
Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering of Waseda University

Visualization of sound field using a laser
Our Institute conducts wide-ranging studies of spacial science that support "GLOCAL" cultures. "GLOCAL" is a comparably new coinage that is used to describe a culture both local and global in its function. Our particular research areas are as follow:

We aim to realize smooth acoustic communications:
Acoustic Communications support the coexistence of different civilizations which are built on each local culture that is supported on its self-sufficeint life-style and flow energy system. We aim to establish interlingual communication aids that enable communications among people using varieties of languages that include endangered languages and /or "neologism" associated with population growth.

We aim to establish a new discipline that structures an intelligent society expected to come into being in this century, which should realize co-creation and symbiosis. In this research, we look into the essence of human intelligence and a physical mechanism of communication, and analyze the basic theory of such new society. Utilizing the great progress of brain-science of recent years, we analyze the relationship between human being and space and intelligence, and try to develop a sociotechnical system (including education) that supports human creativity and a society design technology for creating local intelligent cluster.

Waseda University and UNESCO have a framework agreement in which Waseda teams up with UNESCO’s “New Technology for Culture” Program. We are trying to establish something like a future Global Archives in order to hand down to the future generations “every aspect of human activities to be lost with time. ”We also research transmission techniques that enable us to to send the pictures of all the aspects of cultural and natural heritage as they are also with the sounds as they are within the limited capacities of a network.

Research for global education environment. We try to realize a global educational environment corresponding to multimedia, but which is still based on each local community that nurtures spirituality, by defining what kind of environmental conditions are needed for educational spaces such as schools and universities.

Research for "non-contact and non-destructive 3D scan and storage" technology for valuable cultural heritages, such as carvings, paintings, literary works and unearthed artifacts. We try to establish a "micro virtual reality technology" that should replace a so-called digital archiving, rather a simple way of digitally storing our precious heritages ,although it was deftly made posible within a limited technological capacities of that time. As to the records and tapes we try to establish a technology for reproducing the original signals as when they were recorded.

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