NukaBot: Research and design of a human-microbe interaction model

Dominique Chen, Hiraku Ogura, Young Ah Seong

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Abstract

We describe the design, implementation and on going evaluation processes of “NukaBot”, a system built to realize Human to Microbe Interaction, aimed to assist production of fermented food. Our system senses, records and analyzes in real time the fermentation process inside a “nukadoko”, a traditional method to produce vegetable pickles in Japan that involves a highly complex network of microbes. The flora of a nukadoko mainly consists of lactic acid bacteria, yeasts and gram-negative bacteria. The novelty of our system lies in providing an intuitive user interface that lets its user chat with a virtual persona attributed to the nukadoko. The NukaBot thus enables non-specialists to discern the complex dynamics of the microbial communities within a nukadoko in daily situations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages48-49
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2019 Conference on Artificial Life: How Can Artificial Life Help Solve Societal Challenges, ALIFE 2019 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 2019 Jul 292019 Aug 2

Conference

Conference2019 Conference on Artificial Life: How Can Artificial Life Help Solve Societal Challenges, ALIFE 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Period19/7/2919/8/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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