We at Speakers Connect are excited to share that Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro will be overseeing the “Future of Life” pavilion at the Osaka Expo 2025 in Osaka, Japan.
Watch the video below to learn more:
Message from Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro:
Humans are not merely reliant on biological evolution, as animals, but can use science and technology to evolve. That is what makes us human. In future, humanity will dramatically expand the possibilities of “life” as we develop and fuse science and technology still more. We will use these diverse values and feelings of happiness to design for ourselves what humans are, human society, and the environments and ecologies around us. This pavilion offers the unforgettable experience of life by presenting new ways of being alive
Learn more about it here.
Prof 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-) and Visiting Director (2011-) of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR).
He is also Distinguished Professor of Osaka University and an ATR fellow (one of six fellows). His research interests are interactive robotics, avatar technology, and android science. He has developed many interactive humanoids and androids, called Robovie, Repliee, Geminoid, Telenoid, Elfoid, CommU, ERICA, and Ibuki. These robots have been reported by media such as Discovery Channel, NHK, and BBC.
Professor Ishiguro is world-renowned for his Android research and development. In 2011, he won the Osaka Cultural Award. In 2015, he received the Prize for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). He was also awarded the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award in Dubai in 2015. Tateisi Award in 2020, and honorary doctorate of Aarhus university in 2021.