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【Etsuko Ichihara ②】Moving on from death to life

InnoUvators sits down with Etsuko Ichihara to learn more about her inspiration for her Digital Shaman Project and how to move on after losing a loved one.

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The Digital Shaman Project

2016 Disruptive Challenger, Etsuko Ichihara

    The "Digital Shaman Project" proposes a new form of giving condolences designed for the modern age of science and technology. This program, which makes home robots possess the physical characteristics of the deceased, appears on the home robot only for 49 days after death and disappears automatically after 49 days. In this project, we will improve the quality so that people can be reproduced with high accuracy by introducing voice synthesis, integration of life data using life logs, home devices, introduction of body data, and interactive behavior. Through the development of a series of systems, we will create a system that addresses the absence of someone important.
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