Archive for February, 2006

IUI 2006 Keynote1: Hiroshi Ishiguro

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

http://www.ed.ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/research/Android/android_eng.htm

Hiroshi: “Of course its impossible to have a perfect copy of a human”
Robots are good for shorter tasks.
People prefer robots that look human, these are better for anthropomorphising.

Network the robots: Japanese government initiative describes this next big challenge.

RESEARCH AREAS to date:
(1) sensor network for supporting robot perception
(2) tactile sensation of the robot e.g. soft skin sensors
(3) human-like appearance

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