Patent Number: 7,788,208

Title: Behavior prediction apparatus and method therefor

Abstract: A behavior prediction apparatus includes an input unit inputting sole behaviors of a human and simultaneous occurrence probability of behaviors, a behavior discrimination unit specifying a behavior pattern based on correspondence between behaviors corresponding to simultaneous occurrence probability and actual behaviors, an information generation/recording unit generating behavior history information of the specified behavior pattern, and to generate and record information of each of a behavior transition probability, a behavior time and a behavior occurrence probability based on the behavior history information, a behavior prediction unit obtaining a starting behavior from the behavior occurrence probability, select another behavior pattern in order of behavior occurrence probability, and add the behavior time to the selected behavior pattern to output behavior prediction information, and a social value calculation unit obtaining a social value per unit time using the behavior prediction information, social value unit information and the prediction period.

Inventors: Kobayashi; Hideki (Yokohama, JP), Imasaki; Naoki (Kamakura, JP), Orihara; Ryohei (Tokyo, JP), Murakami; Tomoko (Yokohama, JP), Koiso; Takashi (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06N 7/06 (20060101); G06N 7/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018