Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, who has been selected as one of the top 100 geniuses alive in the world today by Synectics Survey of Contemporary Genius in 2007, is currently Professor of Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University (2009-), Distinguished Professor of Osaka University (2013-) and Group Leader (2011-) of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR) and the ATR fellow. His research interests include distributed sensor systems, interactive robotics, and android science. He has published more than 300 papers in major journals and conferences, such as Robotics Research and IEEE PAMI.
Prof. Ishiguro has also developed many humanoids and androids, called Robovie, Repliee, Geminoid, Telenoid, and Elfoid. These robots have been reported many times by major media, such as Discovery channel, NHK, and BBC. He has also received the best humanoid award four times in RoboCup.
In his recent keynote, Prof Ishiguro discusses how our future life would look like in a “robot society”.
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