Ishiguro Laboratory (Osaka Univ.)
Born in Shiga in 1963. Ishiguro was devoted to painting in high school and university. At Dr. Hanao Mori's laboratory in Yamanashi University, he came across the excitement of the studies of robots and computer vision. Today as a scientist attracting the world's spotlight, his study of humanoid has got a lot of attention. After the graduation of the graduation school of Yamanashi university, he started the doctor course of Osaka University in 1988. He learned the methodology of research from Dr. Saburo Tsuji. He has been committing to the principle "Think basic problem" even now. Then, he had gone around Yamanashi University, Osaka University, Kyoto University, University of California, Kyoto University and Wakayama University every few years, and he has been researching distributed sensor systems and interactive robotics. He is currently Professor of Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University (2009-). While going around universities, he has continued the research in ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute), and now he is Visiting Group Leader (2002-) of the Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories. He also participated the foundation of Vstone Co.,Ltd. , an academic-industrial venture company aiming at technical transfer. His company staged the world's first Android-Human Theatre "Sayonara" ( Good-Bye ) in contemporary art exposition Aichi Triennale 2010 in September 2010. His principle is that robotics is philosophy. Author of "Robot to ha nanika?" (What is Robot?) and "Android Science.