Introducing Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro

Genius Android Creator
Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in Osaka, Japan.

The Future Life Supported by Robotic Avatars

Robotic avatars or tele-operated robots are already available and working in practical situations, especially in USA. The robot society has started. In our future life we are going to use various tele-operated and autonomous robots. The speaker is taking the leadership for developing tele-operated robots and androids. The tele-opereated android copy of himself is well-known in the world. By means of robots and androids, he has studied the cognitive and social aspects of human-robot interaction. Thus, he has contributed to establishing this research area. In this talk, he will introduce the series of robots and androids developed at the Intelligent Robot Laboratory of the Department of Systems Innovation of Osaka University and at the Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory of the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR).


Developed many highly photorealistic, lifelike humanoids and androids, including Robovie, Repliee, Geminoid, Telenoid, and Elfoid. Photo gallery of his androids at:

These robots have been covered many times by major media, such as Discovery channel, NHK, and BBC. Received Best Humanoid Award 4 times in RoboCup. In 2007, Synectics Survey of Contemporary Genius 2007 has selected him as one of the top 100 geniuses alive in the world today.

D. Eng. in Systems Engineering from Osaka University, Japan in 1991. Currently Professor of the Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University (2009-) and Group Leader (2011-) of the Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR).

Research interests: distributed sensor systems, interactive robotics, android science.

Published over 300 papers in major journals and conferences, such as Robotics Research and IEEE PAMI.


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