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Hiroshi Ishiguro

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Nationality  Japanese
Education  Osaka University
Occupation  Engineer
Employer  Osaka University
Name  Hiroshi Ishiguro
Movies  Plug & Pray
Role  Innovator

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Full Name  Hiroshi Ishiguro
Books  Human-Robot Interaction in Social Robotics

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Hiroshi Ishiguro (石黒浩 Ishiguro Hiroshi) is director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, part of the Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University, Japan. A notable development of the laboratory is the Actroid, a humanoid robot with lifelike appearance and visible behaviour such as facial movements.


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In robot development, Ishiguro concentrates on the idea of making a robot that is as similar as possible to a live human being; at the unveiling in July 2005 of the female android named Repliee Q1Expo, he was quoted as saying "I have developed many robots before, but I soon realised the importance of its appearance. A human-like appearance gives a robot a strong feeling of presence. ... Repliee Q1Expo can interact with people. It can respond to people touching it. It's very satisfying, although we obviously have a long way to go yet." In his opinion, it may be possible to build an android that is indistinguishable from a human, at least during a brief encounter.

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Ishiguro has made an android that resembles him, called the Geminoid. The Geminoid was among the robots featured by James May in his 5 October 2008 BBC2 documentary on robots Man-Machine in his series Big Ideas. He also introduced a telecommunication robot called the Telenoid R1. Ishiguro has been listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists To Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011.

Career timeline

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  • 1986.3: Graduate of University of Yamanashi
  • 1991.3: Graduate of the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University
  • 1994.10: Associate Professor at Kyoto University
  • 1998.3: Visiting Fellow of University of California, San Diego
  • 2000.4: Associate Professor of Wakayama University
  • 2001.4: Professor of Wakayama University
  • 2003.4: Professor of Osaka University
  • Awards

  • Prize for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), April 2015
  • Best paper award at the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2009), March 2009
  • Best paper and poster awards at the 2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2007), March 2007
  • Best Humanoid Award (Kid size) at RoboCup 2006 (Bremen, Germany)
  • Books

  • List at Osaka University website
  • Papers

  • List at Osaka University website
  • Movie appearances

  • Mechanical Love (2007) Ishiguro and his work forms a major component of this documentary on the interrelationship between humans and robots.
  • Surrogates (2009) During the opening montage showing the development of the surrogates, there appears footage of Ishiguro and his Geminoid.
  • Plug & Pray (2010) Ishiguro is one of the scientists featured in the film
  • Samsara (2011 film)
  • References

    Hiroshi Ishiguro Wikipedia

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