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Hiroshi Ishiguro      

Director of Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University

Hiroshi Ishiguro 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. He is also Group Leader of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR).

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.

Ishiguro has helped develop many humanoids and androids, including 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 2007, Synectics Survey of Contemporary Genius 2007 has selected him as one of the top 100 geniuses alive in the world today.

Ishiguro received a D.Eng. in systems engineering from the Osaka University, Japan in 1991.

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