May. 20, 2013, Mei-chan was featured on TV

The voice interaction guidance system "Mei-chan" was covered when NEWS JAPAN reported the topic of evolving "speech synthesis" technology.

Broadcast : May. 20 (Mon.) 23:45 -- 00:50 (JST) on Fuji Television Network, Inc.

Link to abstract pages (Japanese only)

Mar. 16, 2013, Associate Prof. Yamamoto appeared in the evening edition of The Nikkei

The Nikkei has introduced Associate Prof. Yamamoto as a genius programmer. The article describes how he got into computers with a picture of the spoken dialogue system, Mei-chan, which now runs on a smart phone.

Jan. 16, 2013, Publication in JSAI Journal

The following paper was published in the JSAI journal. (Vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 60--67, Jan. 2013)

 - On-Campus, User-Participatable, and Voice-Interactive Digital Sigage (Japanese only)