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Abstract Hiroshi Ishiguro

Studies on Interactive Robots

Robotics used to divide into two main fields: Navigation and Manipulation.

These fields study and develop only those robots that are optimized for the use in factories. Ishiguro, with researchers in other countries, has built a new field, Interaction. He started studying human-robot interaction and developed a humanoid interactive robot designed for ordinary use Furthermore, he is the first in the world to design and develop realistic humanlike robots called androids.

In this talk, he will introduce interactive and communicative personal robots and androids and discuss the technologies and scientific issues.

Especially, he will discuss on intention/desire, experiences, emotion and consciousness of the robots and androids.